The UK has a long and proud history when it comes to innovation in this sector, whether it’s going back to Christopher Wren or more recently the works of Sir Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

Whilst drawing up an extension or a loft conversion won’t get you tax relief, the design of innovative and sustainable buildings will have the potential to qualify. The one thing to be mindful of Is you’ll have to be pushing boundaries and having to go beyond what is already known and established, but be mindful, just because it already exists, doesn’t necessarily mean it is known.

Likewise, the need to raise buildings safely and quickly is constantly leading to new construction techniques. Building Management Systems are also high on the agenda at the moment and it is a maturing market, at the moment, there is scope for innovation, but as the market matures and knowledge becomes ubiquitous the ability to claim, dwindles until the next step change.

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R&D Tax Credits

R&D tax credits have been used to contribute billions of pounds to the UK economy, with the incentive available to companies of all sizes and in all sectors. They should be an integral planning consideration for all engineering businesses, providing a great financial benefit and helping companies develop an R&D culture that helps teams make more calculated, educated risks. From wages of employees and sub-contractors to software and materials, there are various forms of expenditure which can be claimed for through R&D tax relief claims.

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Director, OSET Bikes UK Limited

You really need a specialist for R&D tax relief. Simon saved us £140k+

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Finance Director, Barth-Haas UK Ltd

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Director, Evinox Energy Ltd

As a start-up with a unique mobile app, saving £8k+ in tax is a big deal.

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At Cooden Tax Consulting, we specialise in R&D tax relief, helping businesses to uncover project expenditure that you may be missing. We can identify what needs to be included in a claim and what can be left out, helping you to minimise the chance of HMRC challenging your claim.

If you’re working within the engineering or manufacturing sector and believe you could benefit from R&D tax relief, contact us today for advice and guidance.

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