R&D Tax Credits in Manufacturing

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R&D in Manufacturing

So, what is R&D?

R&D stands for research and development. It is the process of taking an idea and transforming it into a fully-fledged product or process. Researching, designing, creating and testing are all part of the R&D process.

What are R&D Tax Credits?

R&D tax credits are a government incentive designed to encourage innovation across multiple industries. This is an opportunity for you to reduce your corporation tax bill or receive a refund from HMRC based upon the number of working hours your business dedicates to Research & Development. 

Under the scheme, SME’s can claim back up to 33% of the costs associated with R&D. That’s 33p back for every £1 spent on qualifying R&D activities. To get an idea of how much you could be refunded, check out our handy online calculator. 

How can we help?

R&D Tax Credits in Manufacturing

The R&D Tax Relief incentive is designed to encourage innovation and increase spending on Research & Development activities for companies operating in the UK. It’s one of the government’s top incentives for encouraging investment in R&D and allows up to 33.35% of a company’s R&D spend to be recovered as a cash repayment.

What makes my business eligible for innovation funding?

Being a limited company in the UK, subject to corporation tax

Having carried out research and development into new products or processes

Having spent
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Why Manufacturing?

Manufacturing is one of the most important sectors in the UK, contributing 11% of the country’s GVA and employing more than 2.5 million people. Manufacturing is also responsible for 70% of R&D spending in the UK, as the sector constantly strives for further efficiency and innovation. At Green Jellyfish, we can help manufacturers claim R&D tax credits, which can help fund vital research. If you are a manufacturing company, you could benefit from manufacturing R&D tax credits, which can cover:

Staff costs

Software costs



What projects are claimable within manufacturing?

Food, beverage & tobacco products

Textiles and textile products

Electrical and optical equipment

Pulp, paper and paper products

Petroleum products and nuclear fuel

Rubber and plastic products

Basic metals and fabricated metal products

Chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

Other machinery and equipment

Publishing and printing

Wood products

Transport equipment

If you aren’t sure if your project qualifies, you should contact us to find out.

Our expert team of tax consultants are on hand to identify if your project is eligible, what scheme you should claim under and how much you can expect to receive.

Check out our R&D tax calculator

Work out how much your claim could be worth with our easy to use R&D tax credits calculator. Remember we can claim up to two years so make sure you don’t miss out on your innovation fund.

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