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Example Successful R&D Claims

Research and Development can take place in any industry or business at any scale.
See below some of our previous successful R&D claims:

Conveyor Manufacturer

Conveyor company claimed for a portable conveyor system which allows for ease of access to basements with limited access.

Flooring Company

Flooring company claimed for a cold joining system that allowed for endless flooring complete with mobile delivery system.

Waste Processor

Waste Processor successfully claimed for work carried out on decontaminating waste drilling cuttings from deep sea drilling.

Online Gambling Software Developer

Online gambling software developer successfully claimed for software to monitor gaming over three platforms.

Food Packing Company

Food packing company claimed over last three years for the innovations they made in the design of it’s packaging.

Building Company

Building company claimed for improving their current production process for pre-fabricated building construction in their factory.

Horticultural Company

Horticultural company claimed for the design of a soil sifting and drying process, which helps in the cleaning of contaminated soils.

Brick Manufacturer

They successfully claimed for improvements to their PFA brick production plant, which increased production by 35% and reduced wastage by 95%.

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Does my innovation qualify for the scheme?

The criteria for whether a project qualifies for the scheme is all down to whether it is considered a "Research & Development" activity. This is not a straight forward criteria and has little clarification from the HMRC. This often means that the judgement from the individual tax offices and investigators can vary from area to area. This means it's evermore important to provide a detailed supporting technical document with each claim.

Is my project considered "Research and Development"?

For this tax, the qualification of "Research and Development" should not be considered necessarily in it's everyday meaning as here it is really the embodiment of criteria, case studies and grey areas.

To start off the process of qualification you need consider whether your company has undergone any innovative activities:

  • Has your company enhanced any existing products?
  • Has your company created any new products?
  • Has your company undertaken any work to improve processes? 
  • Has your company made improvements in services in order to reduce costs, win more business or improve service levels?

If your company has undertaken any of the above you could qualify for R&D Tax Credits.

Does my business qualify for the SME Scheme?

SMEs can benefit from an enhanced rate of R&D tax credits compared to larger businesses. For a company to be regarded as an SME and qualify for this scheme it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a UK Limited Company
  • Must employ fewer than 500 people
  • Have either an annual turnover of no more than £100 million or a balance sheet total not exceeding £86 million.