R&D tax relief case studies – how we help clients save tax

31 May 2022 Scott Burkinshaw View all News

Our Radius team has helped hundreds of innovative businesses from a wide spectrum of sectors and industries, obtain millions of pounds of tax savings via generous government-backed Research and Development (R&D) tax relief.

Providing an incentive to innovate via the tax system, the reliefs rewards innovative companies that undertake R&D as they seek to make an ‘appreciable’ improvement in science or technology. The relief is generous - an SME incurring £100,000 of costs on qualifying R&D activity could save around £25,000 in Corporation Tax. Cash repayments are also available to loss-making companies.


Recent examples include the following R&D tax savings for clients;

Sector / Industry Tax saving (£) Claim date
      Scientific Services     £30K       June 2022
      Transport Logistics      £21k       May 2022
      Packaging Manufacturer     £101k       May 2022
      Cyber Security      £16k       March 2022
      Rail Software Specialist      £23k       March 2022
      Rail Equipment manufacturer      £10K       March 2022
      Paint Development       £44k       March 2022
      Data Provider       £61k       January 2022
      Engineering Design Company       £91k       December 2021
      Engineering Design Company       £33k       December 2021
      Digital IT Company       £49k       November 2021
      Brewery       £4k       November 2021
      Material Scientists       £28k (R&D and            Patent Box tax            relief)       November 2021
       Biomaterials Manufacturer       £5k       November 2021
       Construction specialist       £18k       November 2021
       Cross-sector industry       £27k       November 2021
       Technology company       £103k       November 2021
       Software developer       £13k       November 2021
       Bespoke Warehouse Management       £62k        September 2021
       Motorsports Company       £56k        September 2021
       Manufacturing Sector       £35k        September 2021
       Software Development       £34K        September 2021
       Sports Engineering       £7k        August 2021
       Electronic Equipment       £52k        August 2021
       Footwear Manufacturer       £8k        July 2021
       Communications sector       £16k        July 2021
       Cryogenic technologies       £25k        June 2021
       IT solutions provider       £13k        June 2021
       Event Security       £31k        June 2021
       Air conditioning       £55k        June 2021
Manufacturer of rail products £20k May 2021
Logistics £32k May 2021
Hardware Manufacturer £123k April 2021


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Here are just a few more examples of the types of R&D activities that our team have claimed R&D tax relief for over the years:  


R&D Tax tax credit case studies


Sector / Industry Project Tax saving (£)
Electronics Manufacture of innovatory display equipment 1m+
Software Development Producing groundbreaking new software including writing algorithms 300k+
Software Development Developing new visual entertainment software £100k+
Software Development Development of software involving intuitive referencing of SQL databases 50k+
Steel Heat Treatment Automating & refining heat treatment processes 200k+
Aerospace Manufacturing Developing products and necessary new tooling for the power and aerospace industries 200k+
Chemical Manufacturing Developing new compounds for the packaging industry 150k+
Engineering Prototype development to satisfy customer requests to modify existing products c.100k
Chemical Testing Development of methods of testing chemical compounds for customers c.75k
Manufacturing of Animal Feeds Development of new animal health products 20k+
Steel Manufacturing Developing more efficient manufacturing processes and supporting software 100k+
Motorsport Development of new processes and configurations for motor racing vehicles c.75k
Advanced Design Development of a groundbreaking 3D printing process 10k+
Engineering Development of high-performance seating components 100k+


The Radius team adopts a simple, straightforward, and painless approach when working with companies on the preparation of their R&D claims, ensuring that they are compliant with the legislation and maximised as far as possible.

Our skilled and experienced team of R&D specialists can quickly assess the potential eligibility of a business’s development work and scope for a possible claim, before going on to prepare a claim.

  • Typically our process involves three simple stages.
  • We will do most of the work so you don’t have to.
  • All our fees are agreed in advance with no hidden extras.  Fees are usually based on a percentage of the benefit you will receive, in the form of a Corporation tax reduction, or refund.

Claiming R&D tax relief is simpler than you may think. So if your business is making an ‘appreciable’ improvement in technology or science, you could join the thousands of innovative companies nationally that have already benefited from R&D tax reliefs.


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