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R&D incentives are vital government growth fuel for all risk-taking companies using science or technology to gain new knowledge, or overcome a limitation or a problem.

It doesn’t matter what size you are or what sector you’re in – R&D can take place everywhere. If your company is developing new products, processes, services, systems or devices, then it’s likely you could benefit.

Ready to Launch your first R&D claim?

Our Launch service can help if:

  • You’ve not claimed R&D tax credits before
  • You want to learn more about R&D incentives and see if you’re eligible
  • You need a specialist adviser to guide you through the process of your first claim
  • You want to produce a robust and maximised R&D claim that accurately reflects your investment in innovation


If you’ve claimed R&D tax credits previously
, either with us, internally or with a different provider, then check out our Enhance R&D tax claim service.

Do you qualify to claim R&D incentives?
Complete our quick test

By answering quick-fire questions on the day-to-day projects within your business, we tell you if you’re eligible for one or more of the government’s four main R&D incentives: R&D tax credits, grants, patent box, and research and development allowance (RDA).

  1. It takes less than 5 minutes
  2. You’ll answer 14 questions
  3. We’ll tell you whether you’re eligible for R&D tax credits, or one of the other generous government initiatives (you can usually claim against more than one)

Our award-winning process for claiming R&D tax credits

We’re an award-winning advisory service whose clients are at the heart of everything we do. By getting to know your business, our team of in-house experts work to understand the technicalities of your innovation in order to maximize your R&D benefit.

We know that every business is different and aim to bring expert advice and outstanding service to every claim we prepare.

Our support goes beyond R&D tax claim submission, covering the resolution of any questions or enquiries from HMRC.

Your dedicated project manager will be on hand to guide you throughout your first R&D tax claim:

  1. Consultation

    Our initial consultation helps uncover potential costs and identify the key projects in your business that qualify for R&D tax credits. We’ll get to know your business and take care of all analysis and claim preparation on your behalf.

    We’ll explain any legislation and request any financial data that will help get your claim underway. We will always be on hand to answer any questions you might have during the process.

     

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  2. Workshop

    Our team of tax and sector specialists will use this session to gain an in-depth understanding of your qualifying projects; we go the extra mile to understand the details of your R&D.

    Alongside the key financial information, this helps us identify all the relevant expenditure to produce a robust and maximized claim.

     

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  3. Submission

    Before we submit your claim, you’ll see a final version of your R&D report written by our technical experts. Our fees are inclusive of any enquiry support or additional liaison with HMRC, this means we’ll support you all the way; we can also advise on record-keeping for R&D claims in the year ahead.

     

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  4. Benefit

    Once your claim has been submitted, payment from HMRC can take up to eight weeks. Once received, the benefit is yours to enjoy straightaway.

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Why choose us?

We provide an outstanding, industry-leading R&D tax claim service that helps innovative companies access this generous government benefit. Our award-winning advisory service puts our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with clients from a variety of sectors and love us for what we do – going the extra mile.

We have generated
£60m+ benefit
for clients since Jan ’19

On average, our clients get a
£73k boost
to their business per claim

Before speaking to us,
75% of clients
didn’t know they were eligible

More than
90% of clients
would recommend us

Meet our R&D experts

Our fees

At Kene Partners, our fees reflect the quality of the service we provide. We always want to offer value, and our rates are an honest and competitive reflection of what we do – we apply the same diligence, rigour, and consistency to all our work. But we won’t cut corners or sacrifice client service in order to be that ‘cheap’ R&D consultancy.

As part of our commitment to outstanding service, we invest in our highly skilled and educated team of engineers, sector specialists, chartered tax advisers, and R&D specialists – our fees allow us to maintain that commitment.

Our full-service, end-to-end R&D tax claims are success-based. The fee is charged as a percentage of the claim which we agree upon before any work takes place. This fee covers the full scope of work including technical workshop(s), information gathering, report writing and full support in the event of an enquiry from HMRC. You will also be appointed a dedicated project manager who will be on hand to assist throughout the claims process.

  • Success-based, with no up-front payment
  • Dedicated project manager and in-house sector experts
  • Full support beyond claim submission

If you would like to get a quote for the cost of our services, please get in touch as we assess on a case-by-case basis to suit your needs.

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