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R&D Tax Credit Examples, Hints & Tips To Maximise Value
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Health and Social Work

The Health and Social Work Sector is up and coming. The sector is always trying to find new ways to adapt to tech which can help to improve lives.

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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Below are project examples that would qualify for R&D tax credits in Health and Social Work

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Developing a new cleaning product that advances safety measures across a care home which ensures immaculateness across staff and residents.


Modifying products such as equipment which have an advancement. For example, creating a piece of equipment that has beneficial health advantages to a person's back.

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Using AI to have a beneficial advantage to sick people. An example is creating an app where you are able to log symptoms and keep up to date with health specialists.

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Creating a bespoke piece of machinery that now appeals to a wider range of users, outside of the original target audience.

Costs Which Don't Qualify

Sometimes the parts you may think qualify, don’t. Here are some examples of what doesn’t qualify in Health and Social Work

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Rent does not qualify for R&D Tax Credits under any circumstance.

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Anything that comes under marketing is unable to be added into the costs for your R&D claim. For example, making a website would not be able to qualify.

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Patent Costs

The cost of applying for a patent 'IP intellectual property' is not able to qualify under R&D Tax Credits.

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Purchasing Land

Purchasing land is another cost which will not qualify for the incentive. So for example, if you purchased land to develop the idea the land will not be allowed to be claim for.

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Quick Q&A

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 product which had an advancement, this could be claimed for the R&D incentive. Anytime you have attempted an advancement in Health and Social Care, whether this worked or not, it could still have the potential to be a qualifying activity.

In 2020, there were 715 claims processed by HMRC for the Health and Social Work sector, on average you could receive £41,958 for your successful  claim based on current statistics.

With Health and Social Work booming with R&D, there is a no better time to submit your R&D Claim now and get what you deserve.

Where do we start? You can claim for:

  • Integrating AI into the sector
  • New, bespoke equipment development
  • Modifying existing equipment 
  • 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 modify a piece of equipment but being unsuccessful in doing so
  • Managing environmental factors, decreasing your carbon footprint during your manufacturing process 

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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