The energy industry is undoubtedly in a time of flux and transformation. With the entire industry interested in innovation and the development of more powerful technologies in renewable energy, the sector presents incredible opportunities for businesses across the UK. If your business is doing work on innovative new products, services, and technologies in the energy sector then you could be eligible for R&D tax relief. At Cooden Tax Consulting, we are experts in all areas of R&D tax relief.

We have helped countless businesses make claims for R&D tax credits – ensuring that they get everything they are owed under the government scheme. If you are interested in learning more about the R&D tax relief available for renewable energy innovation, or you want to get started on a claim, please contact our experienced team today.

Tax incentives for renewable energy research

If your business is currently carrying out, or is planning to carry out, any kind of research, development, and innovation in the renewable energy sector, then it is possible that you can benefit from tax incentives in the form of R&D tax credits. There are two types of R&D tax relief that you might be eligible to claim for: one is the SME scheme for small and medium sized businesses, the other is the Research & Development Expenditure Credit, which is aimed at larger companies. At Cooden Tax Consulting, we can provide you with any information you need to establish which R&D tax relief you can claim.

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What counts as R&D?

Many businesses are missing out on tax incentives from the government simply because they do not realise that they can claim. Part of this is a lack of understanding around what is actually meant by R&D and how it applies to renewable energy. R&D refers to work that you do to attempt to solve a problem for the field as a whole. This must be in either a scientific or technological pursuit. And you don’t need to show that you can up with a working solution to the problem, only that you carried out work attempting to do so. You are eligible to claim tax relief on a large range of costs as a part of this work, including everything from staff costs and external workers, through to software expenses and payments to third parties.

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If you would like to learn more about the R&D tax relief available to businesses in renewable energy, get in contact with the team at Cooden Tax Consulting today. We have extensive experience optimising R&D tax claims for businesses, and can help you to ensure that you get the tax relief that you are owed for the work that you do. Call us on 01424 225345 to speak to a friendly member of staff, or email us at and we will get back to you promptly.

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