Partners in the firms we talk to are generally looking to develop their practice through two primary means:
- Delivering new services to existing clients
- Winning new business
Most users have either previously dabbled in the R&D tax market themselves (perhaps finding the legislation too difficult or time consuming to address) or have clients who are working with third party consultants.
In both cases, what they are looking to do is to find a way to take control of this service delivery and build an in-house, own-brand service.
Who can blame them? This is an expanding market, with government investment in R&D soaring to over £22 billion p.a. and the number of SME applicants to the R&D tax market has consistently risen by around 20% p.a. over the last few years.
So what are the steps to safely achieve this?
Whilst it’s true that the documentation on the scheme is quite a read with over 500 pages of guidance, the fundamentals can be easy to get your head around with the right support.
This year we launched a series of webinars covering the ins and outs of the R&D tax scheme; from advice on how to identify eligibility delivered by our in-house R&D tax experts, to panel discussions with members of the WhisperClaims accounting community on how to successfully launch your in-house service.
We deliver a lot of demos of our technology to accountants every month, but we’ve also found that many firms take a slightly more considered approach—preferring to join our R&D tax scheme webinars before delving any deeper.
Watch our most recent webinar
On the 22nd October, Mike Dean and Gillian Carmichael of WhisperClaims were joined by Phil Ellerby from Northern Accountants and Alan Woods from Wood Squared to discuss tactics for delivering an effective in-house service.
Listening to the stories of Phil and Alan will give you the inside scoop on how to optimise your claims process and build a profitable service for your firm.
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What you’ll receive:
- Login details for our ‘Building an in-house R&D tax service’ webinar recording
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- Updates on the R&D tax relief scheme written by our in-house R&D experts