QUALIFYING INDUSTRY SECTORS

Qualifying Industry Sectors

Eligibility for this tax relief is through qualifying activities, rather than a specific industry or sector. A wide range of industry sectors have successfully made claims including digital technology, printing, agriculture, manufacturing, architecture, engineering, pharmaceutical, digital technology, food, ICT, construction, law and renewable energies, to name but a few.

 

QUALIFYING INDUSTRY SECTORS

If you are in the following sectors you could be eligible:

AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE

Do your projects involve high quality type material finishes? Do you design bespoke products for the aerospace industry using different types of materials? Are you using existing design processes for manufacturing techniques on the project but in a new or novel way? Do your projects involve physical testing or prototyping for instance impact resistance and strength?

ALARMS / CCTV

Are you are you continually gaining new technical knowledge and experience on your projects? Are you developing designs processes or systems to make them more resource efficient EG in terms of time cost Labour and material Do you develop modular systems or prefabricated and manufactured designs?

CHEMICALS, PAINTS AND ADHESIVES

Are you developing products with different type of compounds to improve the way they Bond react to other materials? Are you doing something different using sustainable materials within your products? Do you involve testing or prototyping for your new chemical adhesives?

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS

Do you design bespoke and iconic features e.g. Facades staircases furniture or roofing systems? Are you using existing materials design processes or manufacturing techniques on your building materials in the different novel way? Are you using new or unusual materials design process for manufacturing techniques on your construction projects? Do you develop modular prefabricated off site manufacture designs? Do you design in order to maximise space properties and user flow on your projects? Do you take into consideration complex Energy Performance or carbon footprint of your project?

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL

Are you using new or unusual materials design processes or manufacturing techniques on your products? Are you designing new chips or electrical material to use less energy and operate in the more effective way? Do your electronics require a lot of testing and prototyping before they can reach production? Are you developing designs and Processes to make them more resource efficient in terms of time cost labour or material?

ENGINEERING AND MACHINERY DESIGN

Do your projects involve high quality or unusual finishes? Do you design bespoke and iconic features, e.g. facades, staircases, furniture or roof systems? Are you continuously gaining new technical knowledge and experience on projects? Are you developing designs, processes or systems to make them more resource efficient in terms of time, cost, labour or material? Do you design in order to maximise space properties and user flow on your projects?

MATERIALS, FINISHES & CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Are you using existing materials, design processes or manufacturing techniques on your projects, but in a new or novel way? Are you using new or unusual materials, design process or manufacturing techniques on your projects? Do you develop modular, prefabricated or off-site manufactured designs?

PROJECTS

Do you design for sensitive or secure environments? Do your projects involve heritage or listed structures/assets? Do any of your projects involve challenging or highly constrained sites? Do your projects involve integrated building plant and technology, such as M&E plant or Computer Technology?

TESTING

Do your projects involve Business Information Modelling (BIM) or software testing, e.g.? Structural, thermal or wind software modelling? Do your projects involve physical testing or prototyping, e.g. for waterproofing or impact resistance? Do your projects involve sampling, site/factory visits, mock-ups or trialling, e.g. for performance, finish properties or manufacturing quality?

SUSTAINABILITY

Are you seeking sustainable certification on your projects, such as BREEAM, Passivhaus or LEED? Do you design or integrate sustainable systems into your projects? Do you use sustainable materials, e.g. timber, GRC, recycled or recovered materials? Do you have to meet demanding acoustic, natural light or thermal requirements that affect the building fabric? Do you take into consideration complex energy performance or carbon footprint of your projects?

IS YOUR BUSINESS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SECTORS?

All of the below are innovative enterprises, just like yours, that could potentially qualify for R&D tax relief.

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Anaerobic Digesters
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomass and Biogas
  • Containment of Hazardous/Contaminated Materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Costing and Analytical Solutions
  • Educational Solutions
  • Endothermic Technology
  • Energy
  • Engine Design
  • Engineering
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Flooding Prevention
  • Food and Drink Producers and Processors
  • Food Science
  • Food Waste
  • Foundries
  • Games and Software Development
  • General Waste & Recycling Waste Reduction
  • Heating Solutions
  • Horticulture
  • Household Goods
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Lighting
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine Technology
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Products/Testing
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Positive Environmental Impact Initiatives
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Rail Products/Technology
  • Reduction in Waste to Landfill
  • Renewal Energy/Wind Turbines
  • Property and Construction
  • Retailers
  • Sporting Products

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ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE

ENGINEERING DESIGN

ENGINEERING DESIGN

AEROSPACE

AEROSPACE

Accountants

We work with several accountants and solicitors to help them enhance the accountancy and legal professional service which they provide to their own clients.  If you are an accountant or a solicitor and have a client who you think might benefit from our expertise or if you feel that we can support you in any other way, please do not hesitate to make contact.

Introducers

We are always on the lookout for new clients and are happy to speak to any industry experts who feel that they have something to offer us in terms of securing new business. We offer a comprehensive commission fee for any introductions that lead to successful submissions.

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AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE

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ALARMS / CCTV

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CHEMICALS / PAINTS / ADHESIVES

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CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

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ENGINEERING DESIGN

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ELECTRONICS / ELECTRICAL

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MATERIALS, FINISHES & CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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PROJECTS

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SUSTAINABILITY

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TESTING

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