R&D Tax Credits

The R&D Tax Credits and Relief small business archive. The government’s R&D tax relief incentives were first introduced in 2000. They are designed to encourage innovation and increase research and development budgets within UK companies. The articles in this section offer guides and tips for SMEs to ensure they claim their full entitlements.

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Cash in on tax credits – how to claim for R&D

Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a tax relief based on your company’s investment in innovative technology

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7 tax myths for small business owner/managers exploded

As we head into the new tax year, Stuart Clark of Russell & Russell sorts out fact from fiction, putting money in your pocket


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Why small businesses are missing out on millions in R&D tax credit relief

Failed innovations can still reward a business’s bottom line, providing extra capital which can be reinvested through the research and development (R&D) and Patent Box tax credits. Mark Tighe explains.

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Growth hack: Tap Into R&D tax credits

You might be missing out on R&D tax credits – here's how they work and what schemes you should be applying for.

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Millions in R&D tax relief overlooked by SMEs

Thousands of businesses are missing out on valuable tax breaks for research and development that can help to fund IT development and technological improvements, a study finds.

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R&D tax credits: What qualifies for credit in your business

Matthew Barton, audit, accounts and personal tax manager, explains how businesses can qualify for R&D tax credits.

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R&D tax credits: A boost for small businesses

In this piece Jenny Tragner, director of R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown, discusses how R&D tax credits are helping small businesses and SMEs to innovate and thrive.

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Boosting innovation in small businesses with R&D tax credits

Here’s how the government’s R&D Tax Credit initiatives are helping to foster innovation in small businesses across the UK.

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Four tips for streamlining your R&D tax credits claim

Read our tips on how to streamline your R&D claim and make it a lot easier for yourself.

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R&D tax relief – how to take advantage

Mark Shewring, partner at haysmacintyre, discusses how a company can take advantage of R&D tax relief.

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Why it is costing UK companies to be in the dark about R&D

Just 1 per cent of eligible SMEs, according to HMRC, actually claim R&D tax relief. Many more should do so, argues Mark Tighe.

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

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