R&D Tax Credits for Food Processing: over £60,000 in government funding claimed by chocolate and confectionary company under HMRC scheme.

This case study is about a Research and Development claim made successfully to the value of £60,000. The claim relates to a client who develops cacao and chocolate based products.

The client made successful R&D claims related to the manufacture of products, equipment and packaging.

The client was able to make a claim for many R&D factors. This notably included the development of healthier chocolate bars by using sugar-free recipes. They also paired unexpected ingredients with chocolate, such as developing tea-infused bars. The client also trialled beans from different farms with the intention of creating a ‘vintage chocolate’ market.
Furthermore, the client designed test machinery using new and ancient parts as proof of concepts. They also incorporated the design of bespoke packaging of a specific retailer to differentiate their products from competitors. This made them eligible for equipment and packaging claims as well as product development.

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At R&D Expert, we are increasingly identifying many companies working in the sector that could benefit from this important source of funding. Many more businesses can increase funding for further innovation by claiming as much as they are entitled to in R&D Tax Credits for Luxury Cosmetics product development.

Unfortunately, due to confusion over the government-backed funding, many companies are yet to claim the tax relief or cashback they deserve. We generally see businesses falling into two categories. First of all, businesses that are yet to claim at all as they do not realise they are eligible. Another scenario we regularly see are businesses not receiving the credit they deserve because they have not optimised their previous claims. However, we have many examples of previous success stories. So, it is always worth speaking to a Specialist. Because only the minority of cases are straightforward.


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