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HMRC R&D tax credit statistics 2019

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The same story emerges again and again throughout this year’s HMRC R&D tax credit statistics: total claims are up but average values are down. It’s good news that more businesses across a wide range of sectors are using these valuable incentives, but the question of whether these companies are acting on bad advice looms large.


new claimants


of all tax credit benefit goes to 7% of companies


of all SME claims are worth less than £50,000

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For complete peace of mind that your claim is fully maximised, speak to our team of chartered tax advisers, sector specialists and former HMRC inspectors.

With HMRC’s renewed focus on the quality of claims, you can ask us to review your claim for potential risks. Just because your claim was accepted in the past, doesn’t guarantee it will be again in the future.

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