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R&D Tax Credits for SMEs Made Easy: Half-day workshop & guided tour of Bicester Heritage

21 November 2017

Location: Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

R&D Tax Credits for SMEs Made Easy

When: 09:00-14:00 Tuesday 21 November 2017
Where: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AL

Underpin YOUR future growth and success

R&D tax relief is designed to incentivise investment in R&D, and boost the UK’s global competitiveness in today’s dynamic economic and commercial environment.

The scheme was introduced by HMRC in 2000 for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with a separate scheme for large companies launched in 2002. Despite that, only 16,160 SMEs claimed R&D tax credits in 2015.

Both HMRC and the MIA firmly believe that many more SMEs across the R&D-intensive motorsport and high performance engineering sector could and should be claiming the relief.

Against this background, the MIA have partnered with Harris & Co Chartered Accountants, who have a long history in motorsport and R&D claims to host this focused half-day workshop and detail step-by-step the mechanics of making and maximising YOUR claim.

If you want to learn from the experts how to make the most of this valuable scheme to underpin your future growth and success, then this is a ‘must attend’ event!

Delegates will also benefit from a networking lunch, where they can engage with contacts, old and new, as well as an insightful tour of Bicester Heritage and meet some of the specialist companies on the UK’s first park for the restoration, storage and enjoyment of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and aeroplanes.

Workshop programme includes:

  • Benefits of R&D tax credits
  • SME claims statistics
  • Different definitions of R&D
  • R&D Tax Credit SME scheme
  • BIS Guidelines (now BEIS)
  • Definition of R&D in the Guidelines
  • Terms used in the Guidelines
  • Examples
  • How to start building your claim
  • Unofficial crib sheet
  • Costs that qualify
  • How and when to claim 
  • Worked example
  • HMRC enquiry powers
  • Advance assurance
  • Case studies
  • FAQ’s 
  • How can Harris & Co help you?
  • Questions


“Harris & Co has really helped us to identify how to make a claim - the whole process was so much simpler than we thought.”
Rob Smith (Director) RSR Historic Engineering

“We never thought of making an R&D Tax Credit claim until Harris & Co suggested it. They explained how to go about it in really simple terms and made the process very easy.”
Richard Albans (Director) TTS Performance Parts


  • MIA Member (incl. lunch, refreshments & tour) - £50 + VAT
  • Non-Member (incl. lunch, refreshments & tour) - £65 + VAT

Places are strictly limited so please - BOOK TODAY


For more information please contact Carrim Bundhun on +44 (0)2476 692 600 
or email carrim.bundhun@the-mia.com

* Terms & conditions apply