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Research & Development Sample Sectors

The R&D tax relief scheme is relevant to a wide number of industry sectors – absolutely no company should be discounted on the grounds of industry – click on the relevant industry for more detail:

Automotive

Many Automotive companies are entitled to R&D tax credits as recognition for their endeavours in product or process improvements however due to uncertainty surrounding qualifying criteria statistics show that few have claimed. To keep up with increasing demands for sophisticated technologies, recent studies show that car manufacturers’ spend billions of pounds on research and development each year. R&D is generally focused on the improvements in environmental compatibility, efficiency and safety.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • The endeavour towards improvements in vehicle performance, e.g. aerodynamics, fuel efficiency
  • Investigative work identifying causes of manufacturing defects
  • Development of manufacturing techniques to construct complex components
  • The automation and improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Trials to improve process efficiencies, throughput or reduce waste/costs
  • The development of electric vehicles e.g. Power, delivery, weight, battery and cooling
  • Software development

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.

Construction

Many construction companies are entitled to R&D tax credits as recognition for their R&D efforts though few so far have actually claimed. R&D is usually present in the development of new and improved products, a bespoke piece of work, or in new and improved processes.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • The investigation into the removal of contamination from sites, including land remediation
  • Advancements in structural techniques that aid construction relating to  unusual ground conditions
  • The innovative use of green or sustainable methods and technology
  • Development or adaptation of tools to improve efficiency
  • The use of new or unique materials, e.g. recycled products
  • Improvement on existing construction methods or development of new ideas to solve ongoing issues related to the site environment or project specifications
  • Innovative architectural design

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.

Engineering

Many Engineering businesses are entitled to R&D tax credits as recognition for their R&D efforts though few so far have actually claimed. The long term health of the UK economy is likely to be reliant on our ability to successfully compete with other advancing nations. To increase and maintain the contribution of engineering to the UK economy depends on the development of a sustainable pipeline of capable engineers and the sustained innovation and cutting edge research within the UK.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • The design, construction and testing of buildings, bridges, tunnels where unusual characteristics or ground conditions makes development beyond what would be considered standard practice
  • Working to unusually high environmental standards within specific and potentially unique constraints
  • Advances in the development of sophisticated modelling techniques that move beyond normal limits of fluid mechanics

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.

Food & Drink

R&D for food companies is generally driven by legislative changes, consumer trends and dietary requirements. The development or improvement of recipes, processing techniques, packaging or preservation methods, chemical and biological interactions between ingredients and their reactions to treatment methods such as freezing, cooking, distilling and mixing are potential areas for qualification.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

FOOD & DRINK

  • IMPROVEMENTS TO PRODUCTION PROCESSES
  • IMPROVEMENTS TO PACKAGING TO LENGTHEN SHELF LIFE
  • DEVELOPING NEW RECIPES OR FORMULATIONS
  • INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE FOOD HYGIENE
  • DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS TO MEET WITH MEDICAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
  • REDUCTION IN WASTE AND OR WATER USAGE
  • IMPROVEMENTS TO CROP YIELD

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.

Manufacturing

Many manufacturing companies are entitled to R&D tax credits as recognition for their R&D efforts though few so far have actually claimed. Manufacturing innovation is fostered by research and development of technologies that are aimed at increasing the competitive capability of manufacturing concerns. Broadly speaking, manufacturing-related R&D encompasses improvements in existing methods or processes, or wholly new processes, machines or systems.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • Design, construction, testing and trialling of prototypes and/or pilot demonstration plants
  • Fabrication of components, integration and assembly of large systems that is technically challenging and not straightforward
  • Investigative work and technical problem solving performed by engineers or technicians, that is, over and above routine troubleshooting
  • Introduction of new or alternative materials to replace and improve existing components or materials
  • Transferral of existing technology or adaptation of new technologies from other industries for novel applications to improve manufacturing processes or products

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC. Our method of preparation and submission is in a format complimented by local compliance inspectors.

Printing/Packaging

The British printing industry (as part of the printing and publishing, pulp, paper and paper products) is part of the fourth largest manufacturing industry in the UK with a turnover in excess of £44 billion. The future success of the printing industry revolves around far more than how well it manages the process of putting ink in paper. In addition to the optimisation of productivity and manufacturing performance, the industry must address the challenge of product innovation and the provision of integrated solutions to customer needs.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • Maintaining or enhancing print quality with new waterless or printing plate technologies together with new generation digital presses
  • Developing processes using new inks based on renewable materials to reduce employee’s exposure to volatile organic compounds
  • Improving print quality
  • Developing printing and packaging processes to incorporate RFID (radio frequency identification) technology
  • The development and enhancement of core technologies e.g. inkjet, offset, dry offset, rotogravure, flexographic or packaging technologies
  • Developing technological solutions e.g. to reduce hazardous substances, paper wastage etc.

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.

Technology

Many IT businesses are entitled to R&D tax credits as recognition for their R&D efforts though few so far have actually claimed.

Information Technology (IT) is the single most rapidly changing and growing industry in the world. Every day new technologies are developed while old technologies are retired or improved. While there is always some form of innovation, the R&D element is often difficult to assess.

Have you claimed your R&D tax credit entitlement?
The UK’s prosperity depends on its ability to innovate and extend knowledge and capabilities within the field of science and technology. The UK Government’s business innovation strategy is to expand the level of Research and Development thus improving long term economic growth.

Why use Cost Care?
Cost Care has operated successfully for almost twenty years managing claims resulting in over £190m being reinvested in UK companies to enable them to greater R&D spending. Cost Care has extended its’ professional team specialising in Research and Development tax credits consisting of qualified tax specialists, mechanical engineers and software experts managing complex R&D claims.

Examples of eligible R&D activity

  • The design, construction and testing of systems, devices or processes e.g. new hardware or software components, digital interface and control systems
  • Integration of legacy and new systems e.g. following a corporate merger or acquisition, the adoption of an Enterprise Architecture or externally with partners in joint ventures
  • Advances in network management and operational tools, development of wired or wireless technologies, designing mobile and interactive services, evolution of new generation network switching and control systems
  • Data intensive activities e.g. the collection, storage and analysis, distribution and retrieval. Defining or working with new or emerging data models and metadata standards, integration with third party content

The key to maximising your R&D tax claim is in the ability to successfully identify the qualifying R&D activity amongst the wider operational activities that take place within your trade. The identification of eligible projects is rarely straightforward. At Cost Care we have a multi-disciplined technical team who will prepare a robust report which will stand up to scrutiny by HMRC – we are fully conversant with HMRC’s preferred methods in the preparation and submission of claims and, perhaps more importantly, HMRC are familiar with the reports we produce.