Case Study:


Business type: small local butcher.

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R&D Project: The following case studies offer a detailed look inside a variety of niche-oriented meat processors. Some have photos, design drawings, and even videos. The processors gave generously of their time and information so that we could share their stories with you.

Number of years claimed for: 1 year

Total Value of Claim after fees: £1421

The R&D tax credit scheme is an HMRC incentive created to inspire and reward limited companies for their innovation and development of their industry.

If you are a UK based butcher that has spent time and money for innovation and product development, you may be eligible to claim R&D tax credits. At OnPoint Accounting, we have experience dealing with HMRC, we speak their language in our reports and can use our expertise to explain the HMRC regulations to you to make the whole process easy and simple.

Examples of qualifying activities:

  • Creating new or improving existing products to meet changing consumer taste preferences
  • Developing manufacturing processes to supply products in greater volumes without compromising on quality
  • Developing existing manufacturing processes to comply with new regulations
  • Developing processes to reduce scrap, waste, and spoilage or conserving water and utilities
  • Creating new processes to minimize product contamination
  • Developing new packaging to extend the shelf life of products

What can be claimed?

  • Direct staff costs
  • Software
  • Utilities
  • Raw materials/ingredients

OnPoint Accounting step-by-step R&D process:

  • Accounts review meeting – our R&D expert will arrange a meeting with you to look into your accounts and determine what exactly can be claimed.
  • Generating a claim report – we will create a detailed report for your claim ensuring HMRC understand your objectives and justification for your R&D claim.
  • Submitting your claim to HMRC – once you are happy with your technical report, we will submit it to HMRC.
  • Receiving your funds – it will normally take up to 6 weeks for you to receive your claim amount provided the claim is successfully processed.

Please note, OnPoint Accounting has a no win no fee approach to R&D Claims and our fee is competitive at 25% of the realised relief compared to the industry average of 28-33%. Feel free to contact us any time to get more information about your R&D eligibility. With our expertise in taxation, we will also advise you how you can put the funds from your claim back into your business.

For more inquiries

Please contact: 0330 1248002