Accountex 2019 London

Easy R&D showcased their professional R&D tax credit relief service at Accountex 2019 with a number of client successes

BDI Ambulance

Next generation ambulance

This visually striking vehicle is designed to address the “See & Treat” strategy of the government, NHS and ambulance service. Half of all patients taken to A&E are not admitted to hospital so next generation ambulances need to save lives and provide mobile diagnostics and treatment. Easy R&D successfully claimed 33% of R&D qualifying costs for BDI.


Recycled glass buildings

Tufeco modular buildings (like the school pictured) are constructed from a composite material – a polymer concrete principally composed of silica sourced from recycled glass. Panels are manufactured off-site on an automated production line and require no extra insulation or structural support on installation. Easy R&D successfully claimed 33% of R&D qualifying costs for Tufeco.

Evergen Systems

Inner city pollution treatment

CityTree – the World’s first biotech filter for cleaning urban air pollution. CityTree has been installed in cities including Paris (pictured), Piccadilly Circus in London, Glasgow and Newcastle. It has the air purifying capability of 275 natural trees and can reduce harmful pollutants by up to 30%. Easy R&D successfully claimed over 24% of R&D qualifying costs for Evergen.

Accountant partnership

We spoke to hundreds of current and prospective accountant partners who work with innovative small to medium size businesses. R&D Consultants explained how Easy R&D client technical and specialist tax expertise maximises R&D tax relief claims.

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Software R&D Tax Relief

R&D Tax Credits for Software Developers


HM Revenue and Custom’s research and development tax credits scheme has provided £21.4 billions worth of tax relief over 240,000 claims between 2000 – 2017.  And according to HMRC, a total of 36,820 (2015-16) R&D tax credit claims were made by SME companies (up to 500 employees) with software development projects in the top three industry sectors.

Software project activities applicable for R&D tax credits

  • Development of new state-of-the-art software to assist with key operational tasks
  • Design and development of ‘add-on’ tools or plugins to enhance the functionality of existing applications
  • Implementation of extensions to existing database software or operating systems
  • Research and development into innovative data capture methods
  • Research and development into innovative data management techniques and representations
  • Conducting feasibility studies for potential software ideas
  • Analysis of new and competing technologies
  • Product or software testing
  • The creation of technical specs to underpin an R&D project
  • Necessary training to support the use of R&D

R&D software project and activity expenditure

  • Employed staff costs, e.g. gross salary, employer’s National Insurance and pension contributions
  • Subcontractors, agency staff and freelance professionals
  • Software licensing fees
  • Utilities and Consumables

We’ve helped hundreds of companies to make R&D tax relief claims and many of them involved innovative software.

Contact your nearest R&D Consultant to see if you can claim – 0800 195 7516 

Project 64’s Digital R&D

Project 64’s Digital R&D

Project 64 are a creative brand, design and digital agency with clients throughout London and the South East.

They didn’t think their company would be eligible for R&D tax relief. But Easy R&D secured a claim on the digital side of their business that brought their corporation tax bill down to zero. Matthew Hobbs, Co-founder and director confirmed, “The outcome for us was a sizeable claim which had a significant impact on our cash flow.”

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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