R&D Tax Credit Specialists

Finding over £3m per month of eligible R&D spend for our clients to claim

Are you looking for help submitting your R&D tax credit claim to HMRC? Do you want to legitimately maximise the value of your claim?

RDS can help. Contact us today with no obligation to see how we can help:

RDS are research and development tax credit specialists, working with over 400 UK companies solely to help them successfully claim the maximum value of R&D tax credits/refunds. We manage the whole process for you, with our in-house team of financial analysts and R&D report writers drafting the R&D justification report and calculating the financial benefit.

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Autohorn Fleet Services logo

Total R&D cash benefit to the business so far: £500,000

“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.”

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    Bell Lighting logo

    Total R&D cash benefit to the business so far: £180,000

    “The RDS 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.”

    What can count as Research & Development ?

    Software development

    Development businesses, technology start-ups, companies with technology at the heart of their business often undertake significant technical development on their products or processes. And so much more ...

    New material development



    Companies looking to improve existing materials, develop new materials and enhance existing products through innovative thinking, development, prototyping & testing. And so much more ...

    Environmental products

    Companies looking to develop products to reduce environmental impact, carbon neutral solutions, green production methods and a focus on improving manufacture of products to eliminate product & material wastage.

    Innovative food product development


    R&D here may include the development of products in relation to nutrition, allergens, improved packaging methods & techniques, or even process improvement for the manufacture of products. And so much more ...

    Here are just a few of the activities you can claim for:


    The improvement and modernisation of techniques, process improvements, innovation within manufacture, machinery adaption and development to create a superior product or output. And so much more ...

    Improved Process

    Process improvement can often be seen as quite intangible, but is effectively focussing on doing something, better, faster, stronger, safer, more efficiently, or with a focus on ultimately generating a better output than there was originally.

    Scientific Innovation

    Typically businesses using science to deliver solutions, medicines and scientific machinery to solve biological problems.  Often involving breakthrough research, ai and innovative digital technologies for prototyping, development & trialing.

    New & Improved product development

    Improved an existing material, product, device, service through technical change, resolving technical issues with an existing product or service, Developed new tools, materials, products, devices, systems or services. And so much more ...

    What costs are claimable ?

    Watch our 2 minute video below to see what you can claim & how an R&D claim financially benefits you…

    • Bills associated with R&D work
    • Staff costs / wages associated with R&D projects
    • Subcontractor costs associated with your R&D
    • Materials & wastage related to R&D projects
    • Travel and associated costs for R&D

    Think you have a claim? Call us today for a free consultation: 0161 6720 777

    So, how far can I go back & claim?

    This is a common question & the simple answer is that we can help you claim your R&D benefit for your current & previous financial years, but to show this better, please watch the 90 second video:

    Our proven 6 stage claim process

    Antony Grice logo

    Total cash benefit to the business so far: £200,000

    “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.”