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Robust claims, prepared and maximised by specialists with minimum disruption to you.

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What makes Radius unique?

R&D Tax Reliefs done properly: Robust claims, prepared and maximised by specialists with minimum disruption to you.

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Maximum value

Some firms have tax generalists preparing R&D and Patent Box Tax Relief claims. Our Radius team are all full-time specialists.

Our processes and proactive ethos ensure that we systematically consider every possible way in which claims can be maximised within legislative parameters.

This means that we are uniquely equipped to maximise your claims, often using creative solutions in conjunction with our tax and accounting colleagues.

Being part of Shorts enables us to offer broader, more comprehensive services than other R&D tax relief advisers with a narrower focus.

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Maximum reassurance

HMRC has started cracking down heavily on historic and current error strewn R&D tax relief claims.

Some R&D tax relief advisers aren’t suitably qualified to prepare robust claims or they push the boundaries way beyond what is eligible.

Radius claims are prepared by highly qualified and experienced professionals who specialise in R&D and Patent Box Tax Relief claims. We have detailed quality assurance processes to ensure claims are fully optimised and compliant. All claims are reviewed by an ex-HMRC R&D tax inspector before submission.

Radius is a division of Shorts Chartered Accountants, a regulated and award-winning firm of accountants with over 130 years of heritage of doing things properly.

This heritage drives our focus and pride in providing technically excellent claims.

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Minimum fuss

Our carefully structured, process driven approach aims to make preparing your company’s claim as easy as possible for you.

Wherever possible, we’ll interview your team and prepare the claim from their answers – they just need to talk to us. Where we do need financial and other information, we’ll try to ask for it all in one go and keep it to a minimum.

This is all intended to avoid your team having to try to interpret rules and explain why activities qualify.

The Radius team includes an ex-HMRC Inspector, who reviews all claims, ensuring they are robust and compliant before submission.

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Radius is part of the best qualified, award-winning tax team in the region with over a dozen Chartered Tax Advisers

  • How much could you claim back?

    Whatever your company does, if you are paying technical people to solve technical problems, you may be able to claim generous tax breaks on innovation. The SME scheme is currently worth around 21.5% of qualifying R&D expenditure. The RDEC scheme allows eligible companies to claim a tax credit worth up to 20% of their qualifying R&D expenditure and a net tax saving of 15%.

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Success Stories


Saved for an engineering consultancy

The company’s R&D surrounded developing design solutions for new products and systems, as well appreciably improving existing plant, machinery, and associated systems to enhance both their functional and structural performance. Uncertainties faced by the company included ensuring structures are functionally safe, equipped to deal with complex external behaviours, and able to fit within constrained spaces. Qualifying R&D activity included undertaking detailed analysis, computer-aided design and iterative testing throughout the whole development phase.


Saved for a packaging manufacturing company

Innovative high-performance packaging solutions. As part of their R&D projects, the company are continuously developing new products and utilising new manufacturing techniques. Their projects include increasing capability in the sector by successfully using recycled waste materials within their products, and creating affordable and environmentally friendly solutions with enhanced material properties for a range of applications.


Saving for a cyber security specialist

Development of products to prevent attacks on APIs. Developing such solution for APIs is difficult due to the level and complexity of traffic created. Working at the forefront of their field, the company faced uncertainties surrounding processing a variety of possible data types, structuring data in a specialised way whilst processing it quickly.

Latest R&D Tax Relief News

Almost half of claims invalid under new R&D rules

It’s no secret that HMRC has been cracking down heavily on error strewn or potentially fraudulent R&D tax relief claims. Several changes have been made to the scheme in recent years, including rate changes, adjustments to qualifying expenditure, and the recruitment of 100 new specialist R&D tax inspectors.

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Draft legislation announced for a single R&D Tax Relief scheme

The UK government published a consultation in January 2023 on a potential merged R&D tax relief scheme which ran until 13 March 2023. This would involve merging the SME and RDEC scheme into one and consideration of the responses has led to the government publishing draft legislation on 18 July 2023 on the proposed design of the merged scheme.

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10 Years of Patent Box: A Brief History of the Scheme

In the ever-changing landscape of intellectual property (IP) and taxation, the UK Patent Box scheme has become one of the most significant incentives for companies investing in patented products, processes, and inventions. The scheme, introduced to encourage innovation and economic growth in business and industry, turned 10 years old in April 2023.

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