Public Admin, Defence and Social Services

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Public Admin, Defence & Social Services​

With this sector switching into the digital age, the Public Admin, Defence and Social Services sector is now booming with R&D. You could be eligible for a sum of money you didn’t realise you could have.

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. 

4 Project Examples

Below are project examples that would qualify for R&D tax credits in the Public Admin, Defence And Social Services sector

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Development

The development of new tools, which are designed to improve efficiency and workflow, which in turn could create new processes to increase capacity.

Integrating

Integrating systems that are no longer compatible with new technology, providing an advancement in the sector.

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Safety

Adhering to ever changing safety regulations by amending/developing new tools or equipment that is compliant, in order to ensure that safety is well maintained throughout the work place and that all workers are well protected.

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Modifications

Modifying existing equipment which serves an advancement within the sector. For example, modifying a piece of equipment that ensures higher safety measures.

Costs Which Don't Qualify

Sometimes the parts you may think qualify, don’t. Here are some examples of what doesn’t qualify in the Public Admin, Defence And Social Services sector

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Rent

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

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Marketing

Anything that comes under marketing is unable to be added into the costs in your claim. For example, making a website for your business 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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Public Admin, Defence And Social Services R&D Tax Credits?

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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 make a modification to a system that ensures that workflow is managed better and this feature does not already exist, you would qualify under the incentive.

In 2020, there were only 10 claims processed by HMRC for the sector, but on average you could receive £1m for your successful claim based on current statistics. 

Where do we start? You can claim for:

  • Development of new systems
  • New, bespoke equipment development
  • Innovating new packaging options
  • A portion of your utilities bill
  • Subcontractors (up to 65%)
  • Reimbursed expenses

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 machinery that does not meet your manufacturing requirements however being unable to resolve the issue
  • Managing environmental factors, decreasing your carbon footprint during your manufacturing process 
  • If a recipe or cleaning product didn’t work as well as you anticipated and didn’t provide you with what you needed

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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