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As business owners ourselves, we know time can be tight when you’re focussed on your day-to-day work. MSC will manage the entire R&D Tax Relief process for you. We are specialists and know how to make things simple and jargon-free, leaving you free to run your business while the claim is being managed for you.

The initial conversation usually takes place over the telephone and our specialist knowledge of R&D Tax Relief and working with HMRC means we are quickly able to establish whether you’ll be able to make a claim. Once we agree a claim can be made, a Contract and Non-Disclosure Agreement is put in place. This allows each of us to talk freely regarding the claim and for you to be confident in providing the technical and financial details required.

The next stage would be to meet up with one of the MSC team where we can discuss the details of your claim and the next steps. 

With your approval, we can work with HMRC and your Accountant to get the information that we need to process the application.  As the client, you will have final approval of how your claim is treated financially.
We provide templates and give you clear guidelines to what is needed at every step to ensure that the process is smooth and problem free. The MSC support team is on hand to answer any questions that you may have along the way.  We make sure you get regular updates and answer your questions quickly.

MSC Associates has a successful track record of gaining R&D Tax Relief for businesses. 
If you’d like us to help you claim the relief you’re entitled to, get in touch and free up time and money that will help you expand your business and innovate even more!


“After a chance meeting with MSC associates at a conference we were impressed how simple and straightforward they made the whole process. It was 11 weeks after signing up that the cash was in the bank.”

Matt Wilson - PMAC

HMRC (Some of the Rules)


What is an
SME for R&D?

An SME is a company or organisation with fewer than 500 employees that generates an annual turnover of no more than €100 million or a balance sheet of no more than €86 million.

Your company or organisation may not be considered to be an SME if it’s part of a larger enterprise that, taken as a whole, does not meet these criteria. You could however potentially qualify for the large company scheme.

Which R&D projects
might qualify
for Relief?

You can only claim for R&D Tax Relief if a project seeks to achieve an advance in overall knowledge or capacity in a field of science or technology through the resolution of scientific or technological uncertainty.

Rate of tax
relief or credit

The tax relief on allowable R&D spend incurred on or after 1 April 2015 is 230%. Your company or organisation could have its Corporation Tax profits reduced by an additional £130 on top of each qualifying £100 spent. 

For a detailed explanation see:
www.hmrc.gov.uk/ct/forms-rates/claims/randd.htm


Carla Hollis
“The team at MSC are here to help with all of the administration, it’s what we do for our clients. With the experience we have built we are on hand to quickly answer any questions that you have.”


Carla Hollis, MSC Associates