The Two R&D Schemes

SME Scheme

You can claim R&D tax relief if you’re a SME with:

  • less than 500 staff
  • a turnover of under £100m or a balance sheet total under £86m

You must meet the HMRC's definition of R&D to qualify for the SME Scheme.

Our expert Tax consultants are on hand to investigate your eligibility and support you through the claims process.

RDEC Scheme

You can claim RDEC if you are a large company with:

  • More than 500 staff
  • A turnover of over £100 million or a balance sheet in excess of £86 million

You must meet the HMRC's definition of R&D to get RDEC.

Our expert Tax consultants are on hand to investigate your eligibility and support you through the claims process.


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