Research & Development tax relief - boost your cash flow

In 2000 the government introduced a scheme to encourage scientific and technological innovation within the UK.


R&D relief is a Corporation Tax relief that may reduce your company's tax bill, or result in a cash refund.

For tax purposes, R&D takes place when a project seeks to achieve an advance in overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology.  This would be in the form of researching and developing a product, service, system or process.

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Research and Development expenditure tax relief 


Summary of the scheme and our service

R&D relief allows companies that carry out qualifying R&D, which is related to their trade, to claim an extra Corporation Tax deduction for certain qualifying expenditure.

The claim must be made within 2 years from the end of the financial year in which the R&D occurred.


We offer a comprehensive service utilising industry experts and with a 3 year HMRC guarantee of project eligibility - our full R&D relief claim service for SME's comprises the following steps:

  • Understanding and documenting the project(s) to be included in the claim

  • Preparing and submitting an HMRC Application for Advance Assurance (which guarantees the claim is valid)

  • Documenting the costs that qualify for tax relief

  • Preparing a comprehensive report for submission to HMRC

  • Providing the necessary information for inclusion in the company Corporation Tax return


Meet Richard and Adrian, long time friends and the team behind Assured R&D Claims.

Having enjoyed a successful career to date as a Finance Director, Richard has now embarked on a second career – using his experience to provide startups and early stage companies with accounting, tax, cash forecasting and operational advice.

Adrian has had a long and varied career in IT, with significant spells as a coder, designer, project manager, programme manager, and most recently as a solution and enterprise architect.  Most of this time has been spent with large corporates, but he also spent four years leading the technology team in a small and successful online brokerage business. He's now excited to be helping SMEs get the most from their investment in technology.


We discuss the project(s) and eligibility for claim

We work on your behalf to process the claim with HMRC

You receive a tax reduction or cash rebate from HMRC