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In a nutshell the answer is yes, innovation in any industry can qualify for Research & Development (R&D) tax credits, brewers are no exception. Read on to see how one craft brewer benefited from reclaiming some of their development costs under the UK R&D tax credit scheme.   When we first met with The Ramsgate Brewery they were already award winning brewers but no...
In the UK we have a great tradition of architectural and engineering innovation and with the advance of technology, the design process involves not just pioneering ideas but pioneering methods to test and develop those ideas.    Many Architects are harnessing the latest digital technology and experimenting with using new materials. And innovation at the ideas level is often...
Maybe you are creating apps or adapting existing software for cloud delivery (SaaS), or creating tools to make sense of big data, or using CNC machines to mill complex parts, or developing wearable tech or designing new medical devices …… the list is endless. Whatever your angle you will know that technology and what you can do with it, is constantly evolving.  But what you may not know is...
When we first met Webboutiques, they were already on a mission to provide clients with great value fixed price websites, without compromising on delivering state of the art solutions. They had heard about R&D tax credits but had little knowledge of how the scheme worked. Approach: We visited their office to talk through what they were doing that might qualify as R&D – that was five...
If you are a website developer or a business owner that has developed a website for your business – there are a few questions it’s worth asking yourself to see whether your company can claim R&D tax credits… Website and web application developers - questions to ask yourself… Have our development activities gone beyond using existing software and templates? Have we spent time or...
Research & Development tax credits – A to Z Qualification You can qualify for research and development tax credit if you undertake activities that involve resolving scientific or technological uncertainties to achieve an advance in science and/or technology. Now you might think that you don’t make advances in science or technology. But the advance may be a new or significantly improved...
One of the common misunderstandings, that I see all the time, is the assumption that because a company is doing development but no real research they don’t qualify for research and development tax credit. This simply is not the case; it is the development aspect of a company’s activities that is often where the R&D qualifying costs are. Plastics example Water bottle production...
There are plenty of misunderstandings about research and development tax credits for software developers – the good news is that many software developers can and should be claiming Research and Development Tax Credits. Complex website designers, games software developers and web application developers should certainly look at claiming research development tax credit for software development...
Questions to ask… If you are a business owner and you want to work out if you are doing qualifying R&D, look back on the last three years and ask yourself these questions – has my company invested time or/and money in: Creating, or attempting to create, any innovative new products? Developing new processes for manufacturing or other business processes to gain competitive...
Is your business in assembling control panels or similar systems such as switchboards, to a bespoke design and if so is that research and development? …You might be helping your clients to be more energy efficient by reducing their energy consumption, or improving safety, or modernising their equipment with the latest control devices. You get involved in developing, sometimes quite complex,...

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Our consultants are members of London Group Business Advisors and Home Counties Business Advisors.

Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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