Do I Qualify

To qualify for R&D relief each project that you have worked on must meet the specified criteria set out by HMRC.  As specialists in the field we are experts at identifying where advances have been made in science or technology and which costs can be included in the final claim.

To justify your claim, you must be able to prove that you have undertaken one or more of the following:

  • Looked for an advance in science or technology
  • Overcame an uncertainty
  • Researched or developed a new process, product or service or improved on an existing one
  • Found a solution that would not have been obvious to a competent professional
  • Improved efficiency, performance or reduced waste

What costs are included

Any expense incurred during the R&D process can be included and we are very experienced in maximising your claims by ensuring that every legitimate cost is included. Some of the main costs you can include are:

  • Employee salaries
  • Subcontractor costs
  • Technical analysis
  • Prototype costs
  • Testing (internal or external)
  • Materials used during the project
  • Manufacturing / Process development
  • Software development costs
  • The portion of utilities used for R&D

Benefits to business

The precise figures are complex to calculate depending on your companies’ circumstance but as your claim progresses we will give you sound, impartial advice to ensure you receive your full entitlement.

The R&D scheme is designed to help businesses grow and to become more competitive both nationally and internationally. We have found that companies already benefitting from the scheme have much more confidence when they consider future projects and developments.

If you think you might be engaged in R&D activity OR if you are thinking of embarking on a new project please give us a call for free without any obligation.

Call us on 0116 243 1243