Building a startup? You'll likely qualify for a research & development tax claim

HMRC provide a tax relief for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) that are prepared to invest time and money into research and development where this is some uncertainty to be overcome.

This was set up in 2000 when the government recognised that investment into R&D lagged considerably behind other OECD countries and is designed to encourage companies to take a risk in investing in R&D. 


Most startups can claim R&D tax relief as they are significantly within the high level qualifying criteria (SME with  less than 500 staff and turnover under €100m).

Digital Product startups can almost always have a successful claim, as there is so most uncertainty associated the venture from day one.


Qualifying businesses are able to claim staff costs, subcontractor costs and consumable items.


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