The UK R&D Tax Incentive Scheme is open to any UK Limited company that meets the criteria set by HMRC, & the team at RDS are proud to help hundreds of companies access this benefit every year…
Below are a few comments from some of these companies
"RDS were recommended by a software development company as we were having a bespoke system built specifically for us. RDS explained the process clearly and exactly what we could and could not claim for.
As a rapidly growing business, time is precious, and so it was ideal for us to have a team of specialists who could visit
our office and take just a couple of hours of our time, and then remotely work on our claim reports and figures for us within the following couple of weeks. We know that RDS will always give us direct, honest and accurate advice and input relating to our R&D projects, and it is great that we can pick up the phone anytime and discuss anything related to R&D with their team. Our accountants were so impressed with RDS’s work that they now recommend RDS to their clients."
IndustryVehicle Rental and Leasing
"I acquired the company in October 2019, at which time RDS had started working with the previous owner on a
submitting a Research and Development claim to HMRC. The previous owner was nervous about the process and if I
am honest probably did not really understand what could be claimed, let alone how to go about it. So, I met with Mark
Joyner and he explained the process and what could be claimed in lay man’s terms and then quickly helped my team
and I compile a revised submission and even managed to submit the second year claim in a matter of weeks.
RDS were great and did all of the hard work, my Contract Managers and finance team simply had to provide the
information and have a number of conversations over the phone with the experts within RDS.
The output of all of this was that we effectively had to pay no Corporation Tax for the year and even after the RDS fees,
made a significant saving and with the current climate the additional cash in my bank account will be important.
Thank you to everyone in RDS and we look forward to working together next year."
Industry:Design, installation and maintenance of Plumbing, heating and ventilation solutions
"Over the last 100 years we have become a leading manufacturer and supplier of light sources and fixtures to the
electrical wholesale industry. Through continued investment into cutting edge technology, we have gained a reputation
in the industry for unique energy saving product manufactured to the highest specification.
Having invested in building an R&D facility and continued product advancements, we were aware that we had
eligibility for accessing HMRC’s R&D tax incentive scheme, but were so busy with our day to day work that we hadn’t
progressed a claim. So, when R&D Specialists (RDS) were introduced to us by a company we knew, we were open to
seeing how they could help us.
From the initial meeting we knew that the RDS team would do a professional, comprehensive and quality job of
documenting and calculating our R&D claim. The team are professional, driven and highly knowledgeable, and worked
hard to ensure that our input was all collected within about 3-4 hours, and then over about a 4 week period RDS
calculated the claim value & also created the justification report to accompany the claim.
I have been delighted by the whole process, my eyes have been opened as to where we meet eligibility within the
scheme, and thanks to RDS we have been able to re-invest the money we’ve received, allowing us to grow our
business, expand our team and continue to develop cutting edge innovative products.
We look forward to continuing to work with RDS in the future, they are a key extension to our business."
Industry:Manufacture of Electric Lighting Equipment
"Moravek are a well respected company with 15 years history of supplying process and packaging equipment
particularly to the growing craft brewing industry in both domestic and export markets.
The fast growth in canning of canning within the brewing industry led to Moravek developing their own bespoke beer
canning system for our new and existing customers.
Starting from scratch the company embarked on a steep learning curve three years ago requiring significant
development resource and finance to bring this new product to Market.
I have to say the support and assistance that we have received from RDS during this ongoing development process
has been second to none and the support that we have received from Mark Joyner and his team has been consistently
first class at all times.
This support has enabled Moravek to receive significant R&D funding support from the Government which we might
otherwise have over looked and which has certainly helped our bottom line during this challenging period.
I would have no hesitation in recommending RDS and look forward to continuing to work with RDS in the future."
Industry:Brewing & Beverage Process & Packaging Equipment
"Pall-Ex Group is the award winning and leading
provider of palletised freight distribution services in the
UK and Europe. Founded in 1996, Pall-Ex has grown
phenomenally over the last 24 years and our core values
have remained the same, providing customers with an
unparalleled level of cost-effective service, through a
nationwide membership network of around 100 of the
UK’s leading hauliers.
Pall-Ex Group also currently comprises European
domestic palletised freight networks in Iberia, France,
Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Italy, with plans to expand
into additional European territories.
Pall-Ex Group came across RDS by a mutual colleague.
At that point in time we had made little success with our
incumbent in progressing R&D tax claims. In fact we
were advised that based on what the business had been
working on, tax claims were not possible.
After speaking with RDS it was evidently clear not
only did they understand the tax legislation, they also
had a wealth of technical experience enabling them to
quickly understand what we had achieved from a R&D
perspective. Following the meeting we did our due
diligence and decided to engage RDS.
The process that Pall-Ex Group went through was
extremely thorough, leaving no stone unturned. It was
also very quick utilizing little of employees time within the
Thanks to RDS we were able to obtain the tax claim.
In addition to this we commissioned them to continue to
work with the business for future R&D claims."