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Vantage R&D Consulting

Optimising your research and development tax credits to help your business grow.

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Client Testimonials

Cabstudios Mira

CAB Studios

"Research and development is at the heart of the business and R&D tax credits have provided valuable funding worth over £150,000 in the past two years."


Swadlincote Aluminium & Welding Company

"We've actually been developing since the early '80s, but we had no idea we'd been throwing so much money away until we got talking to the people at Vantage."


MSS Performance

"There was an instant synergy with the consultant, John. He was very knowledgeable about the industry and motorsport in general. He gave me total confidence in the process, so it was a no-brainer."

2020 FS-3 Racing BSB ZX-10RR Kawasaki

FS-3 Racing

"We knew about the scheme in general terms but never considered a motorsport business might be eligible, despite our significant budget for development work."

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Bournemouth Kawasaki

Vantage were recommended to Bournemouth Kawasaki by another team within the paddock. Team owner Pete Extance says, "I didn't realise that development incentives were available at all!"

Ryan Vickers 2020 BSB

Lee Hardy Racing

"R&D tax credits have massively helped my business to move forward: I am always investing in my business to either help the team or ultimately improve the performance of the motorcycle."


Why choose Vantage?

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Professional Guidance

We are supervised for Anti Money Laundering by HMRC and strictly follow its guidance to ensure that your claim is conducted with integrity, objectivity and in a professional manner.

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Extensive industry experience 

We have delivered claims for a wide range of industries, from Motorsport to software development

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Flexible claim process

Our process is tailored to suit your business, minimising the impact on your day to day activities

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We work with your accountant

We aim to work closely with your accountant to make sure the claim is submitted and processed in the most efficient manner.

Nigel Snook FS-3 Racing

"Vantage were thoroughly professional throughout the process. When we were told what the credit value would be, we were amazed and naturally delighted. The claim was submitted and processed without any query from HMRC."

Nigel Snook, Team Owner, FS-3 Racing


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Latest news and insights

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Changes to R&D Tax Credit payment thresholds from April 2021

The rules regarding R&D tax credit claims for the SME scheme are changing from April 2021 and it could affect the ability of many small businesses to obtain this important tax relief.

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Motorsport Teams & Suppliers could be eligible for R&D Tax Credits

A large part of the industry is still unaware that this crucial funding is available to them by claiming tax credits through your corporation tax. As long as you are a limited company and have a full

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Loss-making innovators can claim R&D Tax Credits

Business owners often tell us they can't claim R&D Tax Credits because they're not paying any tax. Our consultant, John Mapother, explains why this isn't the case.

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Vantage R&D sponsors FS-3 Racing in BSB Championship

Vantage are delighted to announce they will be a commercial sponsor and partner to the factory supported Kawasaki FS-3 Racing in the 2020 British Superbike Championship.

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What are Research and Development Allowances?

Research and Development capital Allowances (RDAs) are less known than other capital allowances such as Plant and Machinery Allowances (PMAs) and the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA).

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What are Research and Development Tax Credits?

Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a valuable government tax relief that rewards UK companies for investing in innovation.

Companies that spend money developing new products, processes or services; or enhancing existing ones, are eligible for a cash payment and/or Corporation Tax reduction. R&D tax credit rates are the equivalent of up to 33p for every £1 of qualifying expenditure. They can be used as an alternative to innovation grants for research and development funding. Sometimes they can complement them too.

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