Trusted UK experts for R&D Tax Credits

Our R&D tax credit specialists have a long and proud history funding innovation in the UK. Our experts ensure that your business recovers its full true entitlement under the incentive helping to unlock a better financial position and catapulting growth.

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Ongoing support with complex R&D tax claims.

"Our industry had a 'spot check' by HMRC. Naturally, I was very worried.  I can't thank the team at Hamilton Wood & Co. enough.  They dealt with HMRC directly and  I must say I was impressed with the speed and efficiency that the matter was dealt with. Our claim was approved and we were delighted with the support from Chris at Hamilton Wood throughout.  I couldn't have done it on my own."

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Fast and efficient R&D claims process.

"As a business owner, I very rarely get a spare moment.  I was encouraged to talk to Simon at Hamilton Wood and Co. to see if the improvements to our back-office functions and processes might qualify.  After a quick conversation by phone I was assured that whilst not all my activities did qualify, that some of them did and we could move forward on them. I was involved for less than 2hrs over a 12 week period and got a playout in no time at all."  

J. Martins
Managing Director


Award Winning UK R&D tax credit specialists

We have a firmly established reputation for delivering more value back to your business for less. We help innovative companies improve their financial position safely.  Save time and gain peace-of-mind with our award-winning R&D claims process.

Our experts meticulously identify all claim potential on your behalf, helping alleviate the frustration and delay in successfully claiming R&D tax credits. We deliver ongoing support for businesses keen to evolve their products and services at speed. Through a combination successful R&D tax claims and other funding for businesses, we fuel your ongoing success and maximize every opportunity to enhance your financial position safely.

We have won 8x business awards for the help and support we deliver to businesses like yours.  Our low fees are only due when we secure a successful result for your company, and because we deliver our award-winning support for less, this means your business gets more value back.

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You're in Good Company

We have been using them for many years now. Very impressed.  It's like you're dealing with close friends who you know have got your back! Keep it up!

J. Rocco // CEO

We were introduced by our accountant. Hamilton Wood looked at both the Capital Allowances and R&D. We got back an impressive amount quickly.

J. Sylvester // Ops Director

We're thankful for the support we get. Each year when our claim is filed, we get a welcome boost for our Company.  It's helped us steadily grow the business.

G. Best // MD

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Subcontractor Costs

You can recover a percentage of subcontractor costs.  This can include agency provided workers providing they have been engaged in a qualifying R&D activity. It is always worth talking through their activities as you may be able to recover more than you think.

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Wages & Pensions

Often forming the bulk of successful R&D claims, you can recover the costs of staff who have been working on the R&D project.  You can recover a portion of their wages, pensions and Class 1 National Insurance contributions but this does not extend to bonuses.

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The costs for Materials and Consumables used up in the R&D process can be recovered. The scope of what can be covered here is quite broad and it is worthwhile talking to our specialists to ensure no recoverable benefit is left on the table.

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Data Licenses

For periods after 1st April 2023 data licenses can also be claimed. Payments to gated-data providers e.g. company data, statistics, trends, financial data etc. can all come under this umbrella providing the data is being utilized in an R&D project. 

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You may not realize that some of your software license fees may also be recoverable This can be desktop hosted, server or cloud hosted software used up in an R&D project.

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Cloud Computing

The scope of what can be recovered under cloud computing costs is broad. If parts of your products and or services are hosted in the cloud then some or possibly all of the costs could be recoverable.

Administration & Support Industries

Operating Systems

If you have purchased computing power and the required operating software licenses, then these costs can also be recovered by your company.

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Data Storage

Is your business updating/uploading  information to the cloud as part of your R&D project? If you save files and data to the cloud then the associated costs may be recovered.

Our Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit Service

Our Managing Director is honoured and privileged to be a fellow of UKRI's Peer Review College. UKRI run a number of Government competitions to award Grant Funding to some of the most ambitious companies. Our team is at the forefront of UK innovation and are committed to helping ambitious businesses thrive and prosper.

Our Senior Technical Analyst resides on HMRC's consultation committee for Research & Development. He discusses the proposed impact of any changes in the scope of legislation and how they may affect companies.

Our technical expertise is amongst the best available so you can be confident you're in safe hands with us.  Our service is indemnified too; this provides an extra level of protection and added peace-of-mind for you that you and your business will be expertly looked after.  We take the time to thoroughly understand your business so that we have a solid basis for a potential claim.

Why Hamilton Wood and Company?

FREE R&D Health Check

Complimentary initial R&D health checks (by phone) to illustrate if a claim may be possible 

Robust research and development tax claims

We produce robust R&D claims with a 100% success rate to date with HMRC

We save you a lot of time

We minimize your involvement to just a couple of hours over the phone. This means you're free to get on doing what you do best, running your Company.

Leading technical expertise

We are at the forefront of UK innovation.  Our MD is a fellow of UK Research and Innovations (UKRI) Peer review college.  Our senior R&D tax specialist liaises with HMRC's consultation committee regarding the scheme. 

National provider

We're a leading national provider of R&D tax services throughout the UK.

Low fees | Success only model

We believe in helping your business succeed.  We provide a success only model with our low fee only due when we get your business a successful outcome and a claim is finalized.