Research & Development Tax Relief

Tax specialists in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton


R&D tax relief specialists

Research & Development (R&D) tax reliefs are HMRC incentives created to encourage innovation and technological advances in the UK. R&D tax relief is a widely available, but often overlooked tax relief.

An important point to remember is that to claim this relief, you don’t have to work in a lab or wear a white coat. We have submitted successful claims for IT & Software businesses, Food & Beverage businesses, as well as the more obvious Healthcare & Medical, Manufacturing and Engineering businesses.

Broadly speaking, the relief applies to companies undertaking projects which aim to seek an advance in science or technology. Guidelines set out by HMRC state that qualifying projects must constitute an advance in the overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology, not a company’s own state of knowledge or capability alone.

R&D relief may allow companies to reduce their corporation tax bills. For SMEs, you may be able to choose to receive a tax credit instead, by way of a cash sum paid by HMRC.

Since the introduction of R&D tax relief the rates of relief have increased significantly and the qualifying conditions relaxed. Subsequently, more companies than ever are claiming R&D tax relief on projects. However, it is still believed that many companies who have qualifying projects are not claiming.

For more information read our R&D Tax Relief fact-sheet. 

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Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

Martin Wilmott 5

Martin Wilmott

Partner, Doncaster

01302 367 262

David Cairns

David Cairns

Tax Partner, Northampton

Craig Walker Senior Tax Manager at Hawsons

Craig Walker

Senior Tax Manager, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

Aaron Hemmington is a tax manager at Hawsons

Aaron Hemmington

Tax Director, Northampton

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