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R&D Claim Analyser

Use our unique self-assessment tool to examine your approach to R&D Tax relief and receive a tailored email report to help optimise your claim.

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Which sector do you work in? What is your company size? Choose what to include in your assessment: Add more or begin assessment Your assesment is ready to begin
Manufacturing (& Related Engineering)
Construction & Engineering
Technology
Financial & Professional Services
Scientific & Technical
SME Less than 500 employees AND EITHER less than €100 million turnover OR total assets less than €86 million.
Large If you don't satisfy the SME criteria then your company is classed as a Large Co. for R&D tax purposes.
Claim Value
(5 questions) Are you compiling a comprehensive R&D tax claim? Answer these questions to find out if your claim value is optimised.
Claim Value
(5 questions)
Claim Process
(6 questions) Is your claim process thorough and efficient? Include these questions in your assessment to see where improvements might be found.
Claim Process
(6 questions)
Risk Profile
(6 questions) Are you safeguarding your claim against risk? Add this section to understand how HMRC might view your claim and to discover areas to lower risk.
Risk Profile
(6 questions)
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With 30 years' international experience of R&D tax and innovation funding schemes, Ayming is Europe's largest R&D funding specialist. We analyse in excess of 15,000 global R&D projects each year, so we're well placed to guide you through the complex landscape of R&D tax credits. Our dedicated UK R&D tax team's sole focus is ensuring our clients maximise their R&D tax claims through a streamlined and hassle-free process.

Assess Your Claim Value
Q1. Are all Group entities included in your claims?
Q2. Are you including divisions or departments in your claims?
Q3. Are you including any intangible assets in your claim?
Q4. What proportion of your business' projects are included in your claims?
Q5. Which of the following cost categories do you claim for?
Yes
No
Not sure
N/A
Not sure No Yes
Yes
No
Not sure
Minimal
A few
Some
Most
All
(Select all that apply)
Staff
Sub-contractors
Consumables
Software
Externally Provided Workers
Contributions to independent research
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Continue to Risk Profile
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Assess Your Claim Process
Q1. When did you last review your claim methodology?
(Not just legislative changes but policy interpretation etc.)
Q2. Who qualifies which projects are included in your claim?
Q3. How involved are your technical teams in the R&D claims process?
Q4. What methodology do you use to compile and present technical project information for your claim?
Q5. How long after your financial year end do you collect the technical info for your next claim?
Q6. How would you rate your competency at the following:
5+ years ago 3 - 4 years ago 1 - 2 years ago Within the last year
Finance team only
Finance and technical teams
Technical team only
Outsourced
Not sure
Not involved
Completely involved

1
2
3
4
5
Project-by-project basis
Sampling basis
Themed or grouped projects
Pre-Agreed with HMRC
Not sure
10-12months 7-9months 4-6months 1-3months
Technical information gathering?
Low
High

1
2
3
4
5
Financial data gathering?
Low
High

1
2
3
4
5
Report writing?
Low
High

1
2
3
4
5
Financial calculations?
Low
High

1
2
3
4
5
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Assess Your Risk Profile
Q1. When did HMRC last conduct an enquiry into your R&D claims?
Q3. At what point in your claim process do you speak to HMRC?
Q2. Are you confident you understand HMRC's judgement and stance on high risk claim areas?
Q5. To what extent are your technical teams/personnel involved in the selection of qualifying projects?
Q6. What do you include in your submission to HMRC?
Q4. How do you collate and present the technical project information for your claim?
Our last claim
In the last 3 years
4+ years ago
Never
Before we start our claim
During the claim process
Not at all
Yes completely
To some extent
Not really
Not at all
Led by Technical
Led by Finance

1
2
3
4
5
Numbers only
Numbers & high level technical summary
Numbers & Detailed technical report
Project-by-project basis
Sampling basis
Themed or grouped projects
Pre-Agreed with HMRC
Not sure
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Your R&D Claim Analyser Result

Maximising Claim Value

Looking good!

Some consideration needed!

Attention needed!

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Q1. Are all group entities included in your claims?
Answer:
Q2. Are you including divisions or departments in your claims?
Answer:
Q3. Are you including any intangible assets in your claim?
Answer:
Q4. What proportion of your business' projects are included in your claims?
Answer:
Q5. Which of the following cost categories do you claim for?
Staff:
Sub-contractors:
Externally Provided Workers:
Consumables:
Software:
Contributions to independent research:

Improving Claim Process

Looking good!

Some consideration needed!

Attention needed!

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Q1. When did you last review your claim methodology?
Answer:
Q2. Who qualifies which projects are included in your claim?
Answer:
Q3. How involved are your technical teams in the R&D claims process?
Answer:
Q4. What methodology do you use to compile and present technical project information for your claim?
Answer:
Q5. How soon after your financial year end do you collect the technical information for your next claim?
Answer:
Q6.Rate the following:
Technical information gathering:
Financial data gathering:
Report writing:
Financial calculations:

Safeguarding Against Risk

Looking good!

Some consideration needed!

Attention needed!

View detailed report
Q1. When did HMRC last conduct an enquiry into your R&D claims?
Answer:
Q2. Are you confident you understand HMRC's judgement and stance on high risk claim areas?
Answer:
Q3. At what point in your claim process do you speak to HMRC?
Answer:
Q4. How do you collate and present the technical project information for your claim?
Answer:
Q5. To what extent are your technical teams/personnel involved in the selection of qualifying projects?
Answer:
Q6. What do you include in your submission to HMRC?
Answer: