Author Archives: Ian Meaburn

Changes to R&D tax relief schemes 2024

R&D tax credit

In the March 2023 budget, changes to the two Research and Development (R&D) tax relief schemes were announced, which came into effect from 1 April 2023. At the same time, plans were also proposed to merge the two schemes into one which would come into effect twelve months later. After consultation, the two schemes have […]

HMRC’s new approach to R&D

R&D tax credit

The first R&D relief scheme was launched back in 2000 for SME’s. It took two further years before a larger company R&D scheme was launched. The scheme was underused for many years and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) were relaxed in processing the claims. HMRC enquiries only really happened in quite extreme cases.  However, HMRC’s […]