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Benefit From The Generous R&D Tax Relief Scheme For Your Architecture Innovation.


What are R&D Tax Credits?

R&D Tax Credits, introduced by the UK government in 2000, are designed to promote innovation by providing tax relief to companies engaged in scientific or technological advancements.

R&D for tax purposes involves projects aiming to achieve progress in these fields by resolving uncertainties. Qualifying activities include various forms of innovation and development.​


By claiming back a portion of their R&D expenditure, businesses can reduce their tax bill or increase taxable losses, thus gaining valuable funding to reinvest in resources and further advance their R&D efforts. This incentive acts as a mechanism to help companies foster innovation and drive growth.

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Common R&D Eligibility Within The UK Architecture Industry:

By meeting the criteria for R&D Tax Credits, your company can gain access to substantial financial rewards, enabling you to accelerate research and development efforts, invest in new technologies, hire additional staff, and drive overall growth.

You may qualify for Architecture R&D activity if you meet the following criteria:

Building Design Innovation: Developing new architectural designs and techniques to create buildings that are more sustainable, energy-efficient, and aesthetically pleasing.

Materials Research and Development: Investigating and testing new materials or improving existing ones to enhance durability, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal in building construction.

Advanced Construction Techniques: Innovating in construction methods and technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimise environmental impact.

Environmental Design Solutions: Designing buildings with advanced environmental systems and strategies to achieve higher standards of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainability.

Historic Building Preservation: Researching and developing innovative approaches to preserve and restore historic buildings while maintaining their architectural integrity.

Digital Tools and Building Information Modeling (BIM): Utilising BIM and other digital tools to enhance design visualisation, collaboration among stakeholders, and project efficiency.

Urban Planning and Design: Designing and planning urban spaces and communities that prioritise sustainability, liability, and resilience to climate change.

Human-Centric Design: Integrating principles of human-centric design to create buildings and spaces that improve user experience, well-being, and productivity.

R&D TAX Credit Schemes

The government's R&D criteria are intentionally broad. Regardless of your company's size or sector, if you are supporting scientific or technological innovation, you may be engaging in qualifying activities. The R&D Tax Credit Schemes are designed to support and incentivise innovation across various business sizes.

SME R&D Tax Relief:

As an SME you can claim up to 18.6% of qualifying spend. The exact percentage depends on the business's financial position e.g. profit or loss-making.

RDEC & Large Companies:

The Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) scheme's current benefit is 20% pre-tax, so this would result in a 15% "cash benefit" to the business.




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Our R&D Tax Claim Process

Discover our streamlined process for securing R&D tax credits. We ensure complete transparency in our services, with no hidden fees or unexpected complications. Navigating R&D tax credits has never been easier. Our no-obligation consultation won't affect your credit score.



Discovery and Assessment

Your ATL contact will help gather the needed information, supported by our expert advisers, consultants, and specialists.


Information Collation and Analysis

Our specialist team will help identify qualifying R&D and work with you to gather all necessary information for a successful claim.


Building your R&D Tax Credit Claim

We will build your claim, add the required evidence for HMRC, and detail your qualifying activities and costs, ensuring compliance for a strong claim.


Review and Submission to Process

You'll get reports for approval with breakdowns of our findings. We'll finalise and file your tax credit claim with your Corporate Tax Return (CT600). After submitting your claim, we'll liaise with HMRC, providing ongoing support.


Receipt of Benefit Funds and Reinvestment

Your innovation investment benefit can lower your Corporation Tax Bill or be paid into your account. The Approved group can aid further investment for growth.


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