Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning

R&D Tax Credit Examples, Hints & Tips To Maximise Value
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Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning is an ever growing sector within R&D due to being at the forefront with the battle against climate change.

We know that there are a lot of nuances regarding this incentive but that’s why specialists like ourselves are on the market. R&D is everywhere without you even necessarily realising this. We can conduct a casual meeting with yourself to understand your business, how you operate and what costs you’ve incurred that could qualify. 

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Large innovative companies in the UK

Here are just a few of the many thriving Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning companies in the UK.

4 Project Examples

Here are just a few examples of what can be claimed for in the R&D sector for Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning.


The application of improving or developing alternative heating, cooling systems and developing bespoke plumbing or things such as air conditioning.


Developing a way to integrate modern kitchens into listed buildings and providing a much more beneficial way of using utilities in a listed building.


Creating a unique and bespoke platform which is set to shape the way that Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning function.

Climate Change

Innovating new ways to adapt to the climate change rising in the world, by finding new ways to resolve and repair the damages that are in place.


Frequently asked

In short, yes. The best thing to do is to figure out how much R&D you are doing, you should then be able to assign a proportion of your light, heat, water and power that was used for your R&D and amend your claim accordingly. 

One of the biggest portions of claims for the Research and Development tax incentive is circled around staff costs. Whether that might be people directly involved within the R&D or others who might be indirectly involved.

No, you do not need to create a new product to qualify for R&D Tax Credits. For example, if you tweaked a system which had an advancement, this could be claimed for the R&D incentive. Anytime you have attempted an advancement in the Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning whether this worked or not, could still have the potential to be a qualifying activity.

In 2020, there were only 105 claims processed by HMRC for the Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning sector. On average you could receive £95,238 for your successful claim, which is one of the highest paying sectors for the incentive.

There has never been a better time to put your claim in for the R&D Tax Relief Incentive.

Where do we start? You can claim for:

  • New adaptations to current applications
  • New, bespoke heating, gas, electricity or air conditioning development
  • Innovating new bespoke ways to adapt to Climate Change
  • A portion of your utilities bill
  • Subcontractors (up to 65%)

Yes! You are able to claim for unsuccessful projects as this falls under the ‘uncertainty’ you faced during the Research and Development you undertook.

Examples of uncertainty for R&D are;

  • Attempting to fix an issue with an application that does not meet the requirements however being unable to resolve the issue
  • Managing environmental factors, decreasing your carbon footprint during  your manufacturing process 
  • If an innovative idea didn’t work as planned but you have still endured costs throughout the idea

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Costs which don't qualify

Find out what doesn’t qualify under the R&D incentive within software development.

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Sounds like a silly thing, but if you can find your project or similar activity on a google search, then it's not R&D. You project must be one of its kind and answer challenges in your field.

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If you have developed a branch of an existing system, the costs of maintenance will not be considered as qualifying expenditure.

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Company vs Sector advancements

You can implement a system that advances your company, but if you implement it without any modifications and it does not advance your industry, it won't qualify.

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IP rights

Where the IP rights in the development belong to someone else – e.g. computer company develops a new portal/bridging facility for a client, as per their contract. Potentially the rights, belong to the client, not the computer company.

Find more about R&D in your sector!

Depending on your company size, you may qualify under the RDEC scheme (Research and Development Expenditure Credit) or under SME incentive (Small Medium Enterprises).

Find out more about your eligibility today.

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