MARIA KITT Explains this paper incorporates the widening in the UK definition of RD for tax purposes, to include maths as a science within the definition framework. This update can be viewed below. This expanded definition replaces the 2010 legislation previously in use.…(Read More)

On 13 January HM Treasury’s Consultation on a Single RDTR Scheme was opened for comment, this follows the December Budget speech. Since the RDTR schemes were first introduced, there have been more legislative and consultative changes to this set of tax incentives than any other piece of corporate tax legislation. MARIA KITT, Corporate Tax…(Read More)

Happy New Year 2023


UK Science & Technology companies face a difficult year ahead, says MARIA KITT, TAX DIRECTOR, TAX INSIGHT UK, with many  lags and quirks still buried deep in global supply chains; workforce and overhead cost issues making the economy a challenging place for us. Our wish for 2023 is for the UK Government to recognise…(Read More)

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement (17 November 2022) announces significant changes to SME R&D Tax Relief and the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC), MARIA KITT has summarised – In the statement, the Chancellor confirmed the government is making substantial cuts to the rates of SME R & D reliefs and tax credit…(Read More)

In December 2020, HMRC quietly released a draft supplementary form (CT600L) to be completed by all companies claiming either the payable SME R&D tax credit or the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) from 1 April 2021. The form has now been finalised and published on HMRC’s website. What is the CT600L…(Read More)

May 2022 Blog


From Maria Kitt: 2022 Spring Budget reforms were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer following the HM Treasury Report of November 2021 to increase the effectiveness of the UK’s RD reliefs and incentives but at the same time protecting the taxpayer from abuse and avoidance. Research into the adoption of these key reforms…(Read More)

R & D Update January 2022 – HMRC ConsultationOverseas R & D Activity by Agency Workers & Subcontractors Notification of Project Work to HMRC in Advance Both the SME & Large company [RDEC] RD schemes provide valuable relief for UK based companies. Key changes for companies with overseas cost centres lie ahead & for all…(Read More)

Chancellor’s Autumn Speech – RD Tax Credit incentives HMRC remain concerned at the continued abuse of the RD tax credit scheme and rightly so. Whilst striving to improve its effectiveness, the Budget announced further reform markers to encourage innovative companies to bring their RD operations onshore (see below, 2.750. The UK is certainly well…(Read More)

In the most extreme public financing environment since the 1930’s recessions, Rishi Sunak delivered a growth focused Budget yesterday with immediate and longer term support to a range of sectors and businesses. For innovative companies, the intended move to a 25% corporation tax regime from FY [01 April] 2023 sets us back to the…(Read More)

The rules on R & D tax relief for subcontractor costs will change from 01 April 2021. Disappointingly, the PAYE cap abolished in the 2015 Finance Act will reappear, restricting RD tax credit payments for small companies to the amount of PAYE contributions paid over to HMRC in the same accounting period. Important exemptions are…(Read More)