R&D Tax Credits

The average SME R&D claim is £53,714*. Find out if you’re eligible today.

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We are Markel Tax. We have secured over £121 million in R&D tax relief for UK businesses over the last three years, ranging from start-ups to FTSE 250 organisations across a range of sectors, some of which you might not traditionally associate with research and development:

Our R&D team, comprising of chartered accountants, scientists, ex-HMRC inspectors, engineers and PHD-qualified individuals, is committed to maximising tax relief opportunities for SMEs and large companies.

Thousands of eligible businesses do not claim R&D Tax Relief. Call us to see if you have a claim.

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How we work

Get in touch
Either call us or fill out the contact form and we’ll contact you.
We talk
From our phone call, we can establish if you’re eligible.
We meet face-to-face
If you’re eligible, we’ll arrange for your single point of contact to visit your premises at a time convenient to you.
We build your claim
Our team of experts, including ex-HMRC inspectors who know how they operate, build your claim. We always make sure to prepare the claim within a timescale that suits your schedule.
It’s submission time
We submit your claim and handle all communications.
You get your benefit
You receive your benefit from HMRC and we get paid.

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The average SME R&D claim is £53,714*. 
Find out if you’re eligible today.

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Justine Dignam

Director of Incentives & Reliefs

James Clark

Head of Incentives & Reliefs

Dr David Conroy

Senior R&D Tax Consultant 

Shenal Wijetunge

Business Development Manager

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We have submitted over 4,500 R&D claims.
"Markel Tax immediately showed an interest in my business and really took the time to get to know how it worked. The fact I was dealing with the same person all the way through made the whole process so much more personal. They even did all of the liaising with HMRC - couldn’t recommend Markel Tax enough."
Duncan McLean, Biostratigrapher - MB Stratigraphy Ltd.
We have saved our clients £121m+ over the last three years.

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"Markel Tax has been handling R&D tax credit claims for Marketing Radar for the past four years. They have given us sound advice and assistance in preparing our claims, leading to a 100% success rate. It has been a pleasure working with Adam, our tax consultant, who has guided us throughout the entire relationship. We look forward to many more years of this successful relationship."
Ray Hazeldene, Director - Marketing Radar Ltd
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Try our R&D tax relief calculator

Our calculator estimates how much you could receive, based on these questions.


Are you an SME or a large company?
Broadly 500 employees and under for SME


Are you profit making or loss making?


How much did you spend on R&D?

*Please note that this calculator tool provides an estimate only, based upon certain assumptions. It should be used for illustrative purposed only. The exact amount of any tax credit is dependent, among other things, on your qualifying R&D projects and eligible costs. Markel is not responsible for your reliance on information gathered from the calculator tool. Please speak to a member of our team for further information and assistance in claiming R&D tax credits.

Why Markel?

You only pay us if your claim is successful

Our team includes ex-HMRC inspectors

Face-to-face meetings at your premises

Single point of contact for the whole process

We’ve never had a claim rejected by HMRC*

We handle all paperwork and HMRC dealings

*Correct at the date of October 2019

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The benefit is paid directly to you

We identify further tax savings for your business

We secured £40 million in R&D tax relief in 2018

What your business is doing may already qualify.

If your company is working to improve an existing product, material, service, device or even a process, this is R&D. The improvement can be making it cheaper, lighter, faster, more economical or more efficient. And this doesn’t just relate to physical things, it also relates to software and services. If your company has paid to modify an IT system to meet your business’ requirements, you could have a claim.

Every significant capital expenditure project you have invested in should be examined to see if it is eligible for R&D tax relief.  That is where our team over 60 experts can help you.

Changes in external factors trigger R&D.

Businesses often have to do research and development when changes are mandated.  This is often through external factors, over which you have little or no control.  Having to make changes to comply with supplier or buyer demands, or due to changes in legislation, often qualifies.

Find out if you have a claim and speak to a specialist.

To speak to a specialist. call us on 0114 212 8286 from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 and 17:00. Calls are charged at a local rate and are mobile friendly,  Or fill in the form and let us call you back.  

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