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R&D Tax Relief
Unlocking innovation incentives for SMEs
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Keeping you compliant and tax efficient
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Putting you on track to reach your goals
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Who We Are
MPA is made up of technical experts, tax specialists, industry-leading accountants and all-round innovation enthusiasts. Founded in 2004, with a vision to strengthen the UK economy through innovation, we’ve helped over 2,000 UK businesses access over £210m in R&D tax credits and grants to grow their business.Learn more
Are you getting the right advice on R&D Tax Credits?
Whether you are a first time claimer or are already claiming R&D Tax Credits, we are here to explain everything you need to know and to provide you a better claiming experience.
Any business undertaking research and development (R&D) should investigate if you can claim R&D tax relief to offset costs. We can help you understand this valuable incentive scheme, how much you could claim, and how quick and easy claiming through us can be.Learn more
If you’re already claiming R&D tax relief, are you confident that you’re getting the full amount you deserve? See how we can help you realise the true potential of your claim value, improve your claim quality, and benefit from our decades of business and innovation experience.Learn more
More R&D claims than ever are coming under the scrutiny of HMRC compliance checks. If you’ve had a claim rejected and need support, we can help.Learn more
Webcast Recap: How August 2023 R&D Tax Credit changes will impact your business
From the 8th August 2023, you will need to complete and submit an additional information form to HMRC to support your Research and Development (R&D)...
Partner With Us
We’ve partnered with some of the biggest and best trade associations in the UK to support their members, working together to keep these industries strong, and the UK at the forefront of global innovation.Learn more
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Market expansion with R&D Tax Credits
Focus SB is a long-term client of MPA, who switched to us for R&D tax advice after previously claiming through their accountant. After working with our technical analyst Linda they have been able to claim R&D tax relief successfully on a number of projects and are exploring even more options for innovation funding.
Cabcare Products – Eligible R&D projects going back two financial years
Cabcare Products Limited (Cabcare) are a leading designer and manufacturer of vandal and demolition guards for all types of construction vehicles.
BCD Chartered Accountants partners with MPA
BCD’s dedication to providing their clients, who work across several different industries, with a service tailored to their individual requirements has earned them their position as a top 10 accountancy firm in Birmingham. And it’s this commitment to delivering the best possible service to their clients which prompted them to speak to MPA.
Bee Lighting - MPA sheds light on R&D Tax Credits
Bee Lighting is profiting from R&D Tax Credits, enabling the rapidly growing company to further invest in staff, equipment and new facilities.
Fern-Howard Lighting - Assembling a Solid Case
An R&D Tax Credit claim partnership with MPA translated into a bottom-line business benefit for Fern-Howard.
Productiv - Maxing the Tax Relief for Technology
MPA’s technical expertise and sector knowledge have supported Productiv through its successful R&D Tax Credits journey.
48.3 Scaffold Design - Demystifying HMRC's rules around qualifying activities
Working with MPA made the R&D Tax Relief claim process easier for 48.3 Scaffold Design.
R&D Tax Credits: Not just a numbers exercise
Industry sector knowledge and experience was key to building an R&D Tax Credit claim for Doc-Works. MPA was able to define exactly which activities represented an advance or innovation.
Partnership pays off
A&J Global Designs is a successful SME employing 10 staff across two manufacturing sites. The company provides specialist and innovative tooling solutions for the automotive sector.
A Switch in Time
5th Dimension Tooling Ltd offers a professional tool design and development service to its clients, using the latest CAD/CAM software packages, plus three and five axis CNC machining. Its focus is on constantly improving existing products and processes, and developing the new processes required to meet constantly evolving requirements from the aerospace, automotive and medical markets.
The science behind working with an expert
Offering a flexible, highly skilled service to meet the needs of a wide range of biopharmaceutical companies, NeuroSolutions is a leading contract research organisation. It provides technically demanding electrophysiology to the biopharmaceutical industry and specialises in the design and delivery of focused preclinical research packages from the single cell through to whole animal investigations.
MPA sheds light on qualifying activity for Collier Webb
Collier Webb, known for their unique lighting, furniture and hardware, struggled to see which projects qualified for R&D tax credits. They were surprised to see how much they could claim, after speaking with an MPA Technical Analyst.
Using grants and tax credits to develop life-saving software
Launched as a spin-out from the University of Oxford in 2010, Brainomix Limited is a software company with a vision to become a world leader in imaging software to support clinical decision making for neurological and cerebrovascular diseases.
Logistex R&D supports revolutionary NHS electronic prescription service
Logistex is a world-leading designer and supplier of integrated storage and materials handling systems. From its UK head office, it supplies and supports intelligent, productive, bespoke and cost-effective warehouse management solutions to clients across a variety of sectors. Their collaborative approach to business has earned them large clients such as Superdrug, B&Q and QUIZ Clothing.
Launch of revolutionary Vü takes MedTech industry by storm
Scientists and engineers behind Pop-Bio Imaging, a division of the Pop-Bio Group based in Cambridge, have developed an innovative new technology to carry out gel and blot imaging which facilitates medical research and drug development.
Keeping the lights on with R&D tax credits
The phrase “good things come in small packages” comes to mind when thinking about Haberdashery. From their studio in Dalston, London their team of highly skilled designers are creating massive waves in the global lighting industry. For over 10 years Haberdashery has been dedicated to its vision to transform the experience of the spaces that we occupy with the power of light.
Autumn Statement 2023: Key takeaways
Jeremy Hunt presented his Autumn Statement 2023 with a focus on promoting stability and growth. During the announcement, Hunt introduced 110 measures to boost growth,...
How can I use technology to strengthen my business finances?
Embracing business finance technology can empower you to move your business forward, whether you’re looking for innovative solutions to common accounting problems or you want...
What qualifies as Research and Development and how to avoid common mistakes.
On October 31st 2023, HMRC released new guidance to help R&D Tax Credit claimants identify if their work qualifies as research and development for tax...
Webinar august : How April Research and Development Tax Credit changes will impact your business
The R&D scheme has been a source of valuable financial assistance to SMEs that invest in research and development of new products, services, or processes...
UK launches £65 million funding call for space technologies and applications
The UK Space Agency has announced up to £65 millions of funding for ground-breaking innovations that could boost UK leadership in space technologies and applications.