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R&D Tax Credits for
Manufacturing Companies

Manufacturing activity and R&D Tax Relief.

Research and development is all about seeking advances, overcoming challenges and resolving uncertainty. Within manufacturing, these are all frequent occurrences - whether its supply chain issues, new regulations, and so on.

Qualifying manufacturing expenditure for R&D Tax Credits.

Development, testing and trialling of new products.
Digitalising processes that were previously manual.

Innovating environmentally-friendly packaging.

Modifying existing manufacturing processes to adhere to changing regulations.

Crafting specialised tools to meet high-specification product designs.

Making mechanical or digital modifications to production lines.

R&D Tax Credits, explained.

What are R&D Tax Credits?

The Government implemented the Research and Development Tax Credits (R&D Tax Credits) Scheme to help fuel innovation in the UK, by rewarding companies bringing new products, processes or services to market.


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How do R and D Tax Credits work?

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Companies that spend money developing new products, processes or services - or enhancing existing ones - are eligible to claim R&D Tax Credits. If you're spending money on innovation, you can file for R&D tax relief and receive it either a cash payment or a Corporation Tax reduction from HMRC. 

Is my manufacturing business eligible for R&D tax relief? 

To make an R&D Tax Credit claim, you must meet the following criteria: 

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Be a UK limited company that is subject to Corporation Tax

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Have carried out qualifying research and development activities

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Have spent money on these activities

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Our end-to-end R&D Tax Credits Service.

The HMRC-recommended approach to R&D Tax Credits.

Fixed Fee, no upfront costs. 

We take the stress away from claiming R and D Tax Credits. Our specialists complete both the Financial and Technical reports and submit your R & D claim to HMRC so you don't have to.


We're so confident in our end-to-end R&D Tax Credits service that our fixed fee is charged only upon success. 

What's included?

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R & D Claim completion within 3-5 working days

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End-to-end R&D Tax Credits service

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Financial & Technical Report completion

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Dedicated Account Manager & R&D Tax Specialist

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100% Success Rate

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Full HMRC Enquiry Support at no extra cost

Trusted by manufacturing companies.

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FAQs:  Manufacturing R&D Tax Credits.

How much can manufacturing companies claim through R&D Tax Credits?

R&D Tax Credits allow profit-making companies to reclaim a tax benefit of up to 21.5% of qualifying R&D expenditure. But if you're loss-making, you're entitled to reclaim up to 27% of qualifying R&D costs - as cash!

Can my company claim R&D Tax Relief if the manufacturing project is unfinished?

Of course! Manufacturing has a lengthy timeline. Businesses can claim R and D Tax Relief throughout the entire process, from start to finish. From the first year that you incur R&D spending, you can claim R and D Tax Credits.

Can I claim R&D tax relief on manufacturing subcontractors?

Yes! Costs for consultants and contractors anywhere in the world can be claimed.* Under the SME R&D Tax Credits scheme, you can reclaim 65% of the costs paid to any unconnected subcontractor working on eligible manufacturing projects.


*As of April 2024, you can only claim subcontractor costs from manufacturing occurring within the UK.

Can travel expenses be included in my R & D Tax Credit claim?

In some cases, travel expenses (i.e - flights and hotels) can be claimed within your R&D tax credits. However, for these costs to be included in the R & D claim, employees must have paid for them as an out-of-pocket expense on their personal card and received reimbursement by the company.

Which areas of my manufacturing spend can be included in my R & D claim?

Research and development tax credits (R&D Tax Credits) allow you to claim expenditure related to staff costs, subcontractors and consultants, hardware, software, and consumables.

What is Claim Capital's success rate with R&D Tax Credits?

We operate 100% success record across all sectors, including manufacturing. Our R & D claim sizes currently vary between £10,000 and £1.2m.

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