R&D within the Waste, Water and Sewage industry
Sector Overview – Waste, Water & Sewage

Within the latest HMRC statistics on R&D tax credits, we can see that only 0.58% of all claims made under the SME scheme, were for companies operating in the Water, Sewage and Waste sector.

The average claim value is £40,816.

Research and Development Tax Credits within the Waste, Water and Sewage sector

The waste, water and sewage sector covers a wide range of business types. As a result, companies within this field will often find it necessary to engage in a broad range of research and development (R&D) activities, depending on each new project that they embark on.

Being eligible for R&D tax credit centres around two key areas. You need to be either:

Producing new or improved products.

The design and development of a product involving some degree of uncertainty for which the answers were not obvious.

We often find that companies are doing qualifying R&D, in the designing and manufacturing new components. These could be used for delivering water or waste from points A to B, or by developing new treatment processes, which are needed for clean and safe drinking water.

Examples of scientific and technological uncertainties in the waste, water & sewage sector

Testimonials from our Water & Sewage clients

  • Excellent and professional service, which enabled us to make a successful claim that we hadn’t even known we were entitled to.

    Jean Parr, Atlantis UK

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