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R&D myth busting – what is eligible?

June 26th, 2019

Businesses are missing out on substantial tax savings because they’re unaware of what counts towards a Research and Development (R&D) tax relief claim. Many still wrongly believe that R&D only applies to scientific industries, when in reality, eligible activities can, and do, span a variety of sectors. Government research looking at R&D claims by industry […]

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Making the most of staff costs in your R&D claim

May 28th, 2019

Introduced by the Government in 2000 as an incentive to promote innovation, Research and Development (R&D) tax credits provide tax relief for eligible activities carried out by UK businesses. Tax relief is calculated based on the company’s spend on R&D, providing relief of up to 230% on qualifying activities. You can claim under the SME […]

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Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief… What counts?

May 24th, 2019

We know that Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief isn’t simple. Time after time, many of the businesses that we talk to about R&D relief have the same misconceptions about what they can claim for, such as: We pay a lot of rent on our premises… that will form a huge part of our R&D claim. As […]

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Government Grants and R&D Tax Relief

February 28th, 2019

As companies continue to identify new funding streams, they rarely stop to think about how it might affect their existing funding streams, i.e. their annual Research & Development (R&D) tax credit claim. Grant funding can be used alongside R&D relief, but the rules are complex, and it can be tricky to navigate for business owners. […]

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R&D Tax Relief claims: The latest figures from HMRC

December 10th, 2018

Claims for R&D tax relief are on the rise according to new statistics released by HMRC, demonstrating that more businesses are seeing the value in the government incentive scheme. R&D tax credits were introduced in 2000 to encourage investment in innovation, allowing businesses to claim tax relief on eligible activities and qualifying research and development […]

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Making the most of R&D tax relief

November 30th, 2018

So many businesses are overlooking research and development (R&D) tax relief, not realising that they could be eligible for the Government incentive, which can help to reduce your Corporation Tax bill or provide a cash repayment on the money invested. In fact, according to figures from HMRC, only 26,255 (0.3 per cent) of SMEs are […]

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Champion Accountants expands R&D tax team

October 31st, 2018

Champion Accountants’ Manchester office has welcomed group tax planning associate, Martin Frain, into its specialist Research & Development (R&D) team to support the growth in tax relief claims. Martin played a key role in Champion Contractors’ expansion into Scotland earlier this year and spent the past six months coordinating the opening of its new Falkirk […]

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MYTH BUSTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) TAX RELIEF

September 6th, 2018

What is R&D tax relief? The Government tax relief rewards innovation by enabling businesses to reclaim part of their investment on research and development activities, through a reduction in corporation tax liabilities or a cash repayment from HMRC. Do I qualify? To qualify for the SME R&D tax credit scheme, you must be a UK […]

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Tax experts save clients £1 million in past year

March 19th, 2018

Business advisors, Champion Accountants, has helped SMEs across the North West claim £1,189,302 in Research and Development (R&D) tax relief during the last 12 months with an average claim size of £47,572. Champion’s R&D tax specialists have helped innovative businesses from a wide spectrum of sectors reclaim the money invested in research and development activities, […]

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City Drainage Engineers Claim £0.5million Through R&D

August 3rd, 2017

Aquaflow Services has been given a huge boost thanks to business advisors, Champion Accountants, identifying a £575,000 spend on Research and Development (R&D). The 24-hour emergency plumbing and drainage specialist based in Canterbury serves some of London’s largest blue chip organisations including hospitals, police and fire stations and leading banks. To remain ahead of the […]

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