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.


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Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

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Martin Wilmott Partner

Martin Wilmott

Partner, Doncaster

01302 367 262

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David Cairns

David Cairns

Tax Partner, Northampton

01604 645 600

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Craig Walker

Tax Director, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

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Aaron Hemmington is a tax manager at Hawsons

Aaron Hemmington

Tax Director, Northampton

01604 645 600

[email protected]