Claim R&D tax credits in Bristol and the South West

ForrestBrown are a Bristol-based firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in helping innovative businesses grow with R&D tax credits.

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Claim R&D tax credits in Bristol and the South West

ForrestBrown are a Bristol-based firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in helping innovative businesses grow with R&D tax credits.


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    Last year ForrestBrown were awarded ‘best independent consultancy firm’ at the national Taxation Awards – and we’re in Bristol!

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    Our team of chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, technical specialists and ex-HMRC inspectors is 50+ strong and based on Whiteladies Road in Clifton, Bristol. We’re often out and about visiting local businesses and so we’re happy to pop into your office for a chat.

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    We help more than 400 local companies grow with R&D tax credits. Last year we delivered more than £1.7m for innovative businesses in the South West.

Are you missing out on claiming R&D tax credits to help your business move forward?

If you’ve not explored claiming R&D tax credits before

R&D can take place in any sector. Find out if you qualify for this valuable tax incentive. Many first-time claimants are surprised to discover they are eligible.

Arrange a free eligibility assessment

If you’re already claiming R&D tax credits

As chartered tax advisers, we routinely enhance the value of an R&D tax credit by identifying untapped value in claims prepared by others. Our claim review is completely free and gives you peace of mind.

Arrange a free review today

How we would work with you

Our claims process is robust enough to stand close scrutiny from HMRC, and adaptable enough to be tailored to our clients, whatever their size, sector or structure.

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Getting to know you

As we're local, it's so easy to pop over to your place of work, meet you and witness your R&D first hand.

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Your input

We'll brief you face-to-face on what we need from you, and provide strategic advice on record keeping if required.

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Our output

We will create a written report describing your R&D and present it to you for sign-off.

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4-6 weeks with ForrestBrown

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Dealing with HMRC on your behalf

We will submit your report and CT600 tax form and manage any queries from HMRC.

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Receiving your tax credit

Typically this takes 8-12 weeks from start to finish. Then it's time to think about your next RD project.

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4-6 weeks with HMRC

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4-6 weeks with ForrestBrown

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4-6 weeks with HMRC

R&D tax credits give company wings to fly higher

Having ForrestBrown on board as experts opened our eyes to the potential to make a claim against a far broader range of activities and expenditure than we initially thought, and I'd advise other companies to look very closely at the range of activities that could qualify as they might be surprised.
Andrew Cranfield, Chairman, P&M Aviation (Swindon)

Our awards

Bristol Life Awards 2017

Winner of financial category

Taxation Awards 2016

Winner of best independent consultancy firm

Business Leader Awards 2016

Winner of business of the year
(11-50 employees)

Bristol Post Awards 2016

Winner of startup business
of the year

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