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Every customer and every claim we work with benefits from our deep expertise in how HMRC manages R&D tax credit applications. 

In our Easy R&D resources area we share articles, news, blogs and opinions from our team of HMRC trained consultants and other industry experts on the key issues and the most up-to-date guidance on R&D tax relief.  

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Optimising your Tax Relief | Easy R&D

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Easy R&D: Your comprehensive tax partner

We have a prepared a guide to our additional services which complement R&D tax relief.

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Is your R&D agent safe-guarding you against HMRC enquiries? | Easy R&D

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Is your R&D agent safe-guarding you against HMRC enquiries?

HMRC are clamping down on unethical or non-compliant practices and enquires could lead to large financial penalties.

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Spring 2023 Statement  | Easy R&D

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Innovation as a driver for growth

As we pass the half-way mark in 2023, it feels like an appropriate time to reflect on what’s been achieved so far and look at the road ahead.

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HMRC release statistics on R&D Tax Credits | Easy R&D

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HMRC release statistics on R&D Tax Credits

In this era of technological advancement and global competition, understanding the trends and impacts of R&D tax relief is crucial for businesses, policymakers, and investors alike.

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Podcast with Andrew Howarth | Easy R&D

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Andrew shares how he himself benefitted from HMRC's R&D tax relief scheme

Our founder, Andrew Howarth, speaks to Neil Hughes explaining how tax relief can help businesses navigate economic challenges and spur innovation.

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R2K Podcast  | Easy R&D

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Rural2Kitchen podcast on tax relief for the British agriculture industry

Listen to the latest podcast addressing support and tax relief available to the British agriculture industry

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Spring 2023 Statement  | Easy R&D

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Spring Statement 2023

A spotlight on the 2023 Spring Budget statement and the implications for the effectiveness of the R&D Tax Relief and RDEC.

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Autumn 2022 Statement  | Easy R&D

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Autumn Statement 2022

Here is our review of the Autumn statement and implications for R&D Tax relief. 

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Autumn Statement 2022 A bright future for R&D tax relief | Easy R&D

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Autumn Statement 2022: A bright future for R&D tax relief

5 reasons why our MD can see the sunny side of Jeremy Hunt’s policies for R&D tax relief.

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Best practice record keeping for R&D tax relief claims  | Easy R&D

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Best practice record keeping for R&D tax relief claims

Sub-standard record keeping increases the risk, time and complexity around a claim. Here are some key pointers on best practice in record keeping related to R&D tax relief claims.

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Revex versus Capex | Easy R&D

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Revex vs Capex

R&D tax relief is normally assessed against revenue expenditure but the question of whether an item is capital or revenue can be complex.

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R&D tax relief 2020-21 – running a rule over the latest ONS data on tax credit trends | Easy R&D

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R&D tax relief 2020-21 – running a rule over the latest ONS data on tax credit trends

Our MD reviews the R&D tax relief results for tax year 2020-2021.

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R&D Tax Credits Explained | Easy R&D

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R&D tax credit explained

You could be receiving generous R&D tax credits from the government. Find out how your innovation investment might already qualify. 

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Creating a better route to assured R&D tax relief claims | Easy R&D

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Creating a better route to assured R&D tax relief claims

Taking steps towards better record keeping, evidence and risk management.

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Importance of innovation investment | Easy R&D

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The continued importance of innovation investment in the UK

We believe that the unique set of challenges facing UK SMEs mean that the need for every source of cash to boost businesses’ balance sheets and cashflows is even more critical than ever. 

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R&D Tax Credit Calculator | Easy R&D

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R&D tax credit calculator

Our Easy R&D tax credit calculator will help give you an estimate of what it could be worth to your business.

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5 Priorities to stimulate UK SME innovation | Easy R&D

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5 priorities for Kwasi Karteng, to stimulate SME innovation

Here is our “radical” 5 point agenda for Kwasi Kwarteng to support a truly significant change in UK private sector innovation amongst SME.

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R&D Scheme - Legislative changes | Easy R&D

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R&D Scheme - Legislative Changes coming in April 2023

HMRC changes are coming to balance preventing abuse of the scheme with helping the UK economy grow by incentivising companies to innovate.

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Making R&D Tax Credits Easy | Easy R&D

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Making R&D Tax Credits Easy

A clear and simple guide to what R&D Tax Credits are and whether your company is eligible.

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What are the HMRC up to? | Easy R&D

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What are HMRC up to?

HMRC's latest enquiry activities, the trends we are seeing, and what you should do if subjected to an HMRC check.

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R&D Guidance for Groups | Easy R&D

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Guidance for groups

Guidance on how to avoid pitfalls when claiming R&D tax credits in a group of companies.

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Incentivising innovation in agriculture | Easy R&D

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Incentivising innovation in British agriculture

R&D tax credits are key in the UK Government’s strategy to encourage more research and innovation in SMEs. 

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Unpicking the Spring 2022 Statement | Easy R&D

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Briefing: Spring 2022 Statement

Implications of the Spring 2022 statement and supporting Treasury documents on R&D Tax Relief.

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Eligible for R&D Tax Relief | Easy R&D

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Assess your eligibility

6 simple questions to help you check if you could be eligible for up to 33% Corporation Tax relief on R&D costs.

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HMRC June 2022 Update | Easy R&D

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June 2022 Update

As a genuine claimant, what should you know and what should you do?

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What HMRC Expects | Easy R&D

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What HMRC Expects

What HRMC requires to process your claim first-time, every-time, avoiding enquiries​.

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R&D Tax Credits: Where does research and development begin and end? | Easy R&D

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R&D Tax Credits: Where does research and development begin and end?

The government's research and development (R&D) scheme could provide a valuable cash injection for your business when you least expect it. Here at Easy R&D, we could find eligible R&D…

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R&D Tax Credits: How Easy R&D supports you between claims | Easy R&D

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R&D Tax Credits: How Easy R&D supports you between claims

Research and development (R&D) tax credits providers often want to process as many claims as possible to reach their targets and collect their share of HMRC's payments. This process can…

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How Easy R&D will support you if HMRC challenges a claim | Easy R&D

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How Easy R&D will support you if HMRC challenges a claim

For companies wishing to make the most of the government’s valuable research and development (R&D) tax credits scheme, HMRC doesn’t provide: a template to use a document to fill in…

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R&D Tax Credits: The fogotten funding for agriculture | Easy R&D

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R&D tax credits: The forgotten funding for agriculture – and you may be missing out…

Farmers are natural innovators but are often missing out on the R&D tax credits they deserve.

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