What are the advantages ?

R&D support for SMEs applies to both profit making and loss making companies

Enhanced deduction of 230% of eligible R&D expenditure from a company’s taxable income

Effective cost reduction of 24.7% after applying the corporate tax rate



Carrying the losses generated forward to offset against a future tax liability

Surrendering the losses for a payable tax credit at a rate of 14.5% (as of 1 April 2015). This could mean the company receives a cash credit equivalent to 33.33% of what it spent carrying out R&D


Net benefit up to 33.35% of the R&D expenditure

R&D for SMEs Eligible expenditure

  • Staffing costs
  • Software
  • Consumables
  • 65% of Subcontracted activities
  • 65% of Externally Provided Workers (EPWs)

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