Innovation is a driving force for ambitious businesses, stimulating growth and improving productivity. The UK’s generous scheme of tax relief for research and development (R&D) is designed to encourage and promote innovation by our companies.

While more than 15,000 companies claim over £1.4bn in relief each year, many more who are involved in R&D activities are missing out on the opportunity despite being eligible to claim relief.

In some cases, that’s due to a lack of awareness about what R&D encompasses and which business sectors it applies to. For many companies without in-house expertise, navigating the complex statutory conditions or freeing up resources to focus on this key area can be a real challenge.

Our R&D Tax Credits team, led by David Ward, works with innovative companies across a wide range of industries, providing expert assistance which ensures our clients derive the maximum benefit from their innovation activity.

Johnston Carmichael advised on our R&D tax relief claim. We invest heavily in R&D so the claim was for a substantial sum and timing was critical. I have no hesitation in recommending JC for their knowledge of the process, their understanding of company priorities and their responsiveness against demanding timescales.  

Andy Laing

Chief Financial Officer, Pyreos Limited.

We support innovators across the business spectrum from food and drink to engineering and from life sciences to technology.

We can assist you across a wide range of areas including identifying activities which qualify for relief, establishing the eligible expenditure, analysing and mitigating the impact of grants, and preparing a robust claim and the supporting documentation.

And our experience in liaising with HMRC, including our role on HMRC’s R&D consultative committee, means we are ideally placed to support you in dealing with any supplementary questions or issues.



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