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R&D tax relief: back to basics – ‘who’

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Part one: your 'who' questions answered There are plenty of myths and an air of mystery surrounding R&D tax relief.  It’s estimated that around 80% of eligible businesses are underclaiming…
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Failed R&D is still R&D

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After 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at perfecting the electric light bulb, a reporter asked Thomas Edison:  "How does it feel to fail 1,000 times?"  Edison was quick to retort:  "I have…
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The top 5 sectors claiming R&D tax credits

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R&D tax relief is open to any limited company within the UK — in any sector. However, some sectors are at the forefront of making claims for R&D tax credits…
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Will your R&D satisfy HMRC’s criteria for R&D tax relief?

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R&D tax relief was introduced by the Government in 2000. Its aim is to encourage innovation in science and technology. This doesn’t mean to say that R&D tax credits are…
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How R&D tax credits can provide a lifeline during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Deep into a third lockdown thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and British businesses are struggling. Business Interruption Loans and furlough and job retention schemes have helped, but in most cases…
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An Introduction to R&D Tax Credits for SMEs

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. There were almost six million small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, at the start of 2020, which makes more than 99…
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Why are start-ups missing out on R&D tax credits?

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Start-up businesses are innovative almost by definition. They have usually spotted a gap in the market and have come up with a new product or service to fill it. Any…
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R&D Tax Credits for Manufacturing Businesses

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The UK has a long and proud tradition of manufacturing - this is, after all, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - and Britain currently is the world’s ninth-largest manufacturer…
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R&D Tax Credits for Professional SMEs

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How many times have you heard the term “digital transformation” being used in your consultancy business? Industry 4.0, or the ongoing automation of traditional industrial practices using smart technology, is…
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R&D Tax Credits for Agriculture SMEs

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As the climate changes, so do the conditions within which the agricultural sector must work - the very nature of the sector depends on the natural world and its resources.…
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R&D Tax Credits for Software Businesses

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We rely on software throughout our day to day lives, from the programme that powers traffic management to the smart TV we watch while we have our dinner. Because of…
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R&D Tax Credits for Food and Drink Businesses

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Think back to the last time you were in a supermarket. Consider the choice of cereals in the breakfast aisle, or the number of different yoghurt products you were greeted…
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R&D Tax Relief for the Agriculture Sector

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The agriculture and farming sector is increasingly exploiting new science and technology. Farming operations are becoming more sophisticated and farmers are investing in various innovative projects for their buildings, equipment…

Are You Eligible for R&D Tax Credits?

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Research and development is crucial for businesses and for the UK economy as a whole.  This was the reason that in 2000 the UK government introduced a system of R&D…

R&D at Whartons Nurseries

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Making a claim Easy R&D have helped hundreds of companies with R&D tax relief claims including the agricultural and horticulture sectors. Contact your nearest R&D Consultant to see if you…
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Software R&D Tax Relief

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R&D Tax Credits for Software Developers   HM Revenue and Custom's research and development tax credits scheme has provided £26.9 billions worth of tax relief over 300,000 claims between 2000…
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Shelley Engineering R&D for London Underground

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Special Air Conditioning Tank Shelley Engineering are a specialist metal manufacturer who provide a bespoke end to end metalwork service, through from design, development, testing to programming and manufacturing​ ​They…

Pipetto Smartphone Protection R&D

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Smartphone Protection Development Pipetto are a market leading British brand known for its innovative and premium leather technology accessories. ​They embarked on a project aimed to create protective shells for…

Professional Accountancy & Accountex

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Easy R&D showcased their R&D tax credit UK-wide service at the Professional Accountancy conference, Birmingham, 18 & 19 September and Accountex, London 1 & 2 May 2019 Easy R&D use…

Project 64’s Digital R&D

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We've helped hundreds of companies to make R&D tax relief claims including digital media. Contact your nearest R&D Consultant to see if you can claim - 0800 195 7516 

Tax Relief Claims: Construction

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Whether you run a construction business or work in the industry, there are various tax relief programs and schemes available that you may be unaware of.  Investigating your eligibility could…

Best Way to Get Startup Tax Advice in the UK

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One of the biggest problems that startup businesses face is registering or preparing for tax. HMRC aim to make it relatively easy to register your business online once you have…

R&D Tax Relief Really Works

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Whether you are a new business or an established one, research and development can be key to the business developing.  Working on solving problems and developing new products can make…

Qualifying for R&D Tax Relief

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There’s nothing nicer than finding out that HMRC owes you money and you are due a tax rebate.  The downside of it is often that this is money you have…

Why Do Some Tax Relief Claims Go Wrong?

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One of the main reasons cited by companies for not making research and development tax relief claims is that they think the system is too complicated and that claims aren’t…

R&D Tax Credits for SaaS

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R&D in the software industry Software as a Service (also known as Software on Demand) is centrally located services that provide a flexible alternative to the traditional ‘purchase and download’…

R&D Tax Credits for the Electronics Industry

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R&D in the electronics industry Electronics is one of the largest industries in the world. Almost every aspect of it has to deal with some form of near-continuous research and…

R&D Tax Credits for the Healthcare Industry

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R&D in the healthcare industry Companies in the Healthcare industry often spend a large portion of their time and resources on Research and Development (R&D). R&D projects may include testing…

Tax Relief Claims in Fintech

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Regardless of the financial health of your business, there is always the desire to save a little money where possible.  Perhaps one of the most satisfying ways to save a…

R&D Tax Credits for Apps and Games

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The gaming and apps industries in the UK As of 2018 there were over 2,200 active games companies in the UK games industry and the sector was estimated to be…

Tax Relief Claims – 3D Printing

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The 3D Printing Sector Although 3D printing was invented in 1967, it's impact on volume manufacturing is set to become highly disruptive from 2025. Between now and then ever decreasing…

Tax Relief Claims Engineering

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When you first start your engineering business, there are lots of costs involved and of course there are taxes to contend with.  But there are legitimate ways that businesses can…

How Many Businesses are Missing R&D Tax Relief?

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Most of us will admit to complaining about the amount of tax we pay, whether personally or through our business.  Yet a number of businesses are missing out on research…

How R&D Tax Relief Can Cut Your Costs

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For many businesses, a constant job is to look for ways to reduce taxes without overstepping boundaries or breaking rules.  The old advert that HMRC ran about ‘tax doesn’t have…

How Can Companies Apply for R&D Tax Credits?

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One of the aims of the government in recent years has been to make the UK a place of innovation and development.  To help inspire companies to do this or…

An Introduction to R&D Tax Credits for Startups

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As a start-up business, one of the big concerns is cash flow.  You need to research and develop products but you also need to live and have money coming into…