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Meet Our R&D Taxperts – Scott Beattie

R&D Tax Credits are a government-backed initiative designed to encourage innovation. Successful claims can provide a valuable source of cashflow for eligible companies, allowing businesses to invest back into the company.

At EQ, we have a dedicated team of R&D Taxperts that submit claims on behalf of our clients. To date, they have helped claim over £22m of tax savings for our clients, many of which are delivered on a yearly basis.

As accountants, tax and business advisors, we spend time getting to know clients’ businesses, allowing us to fully explore the scope of a potential R&D claim. This has allowed us to ensure that every claim submitted has benefitted the client, resulting in significant tax savings to invest back into their business.

We spoke with our Supervisor, Scott Beattie, who is the newest member of our R&D team and asked him to share his experience so far.

Why did you want to join the R&D team?

“Seeing my colleagues being able to fully understand their clients business, their processes and the type of work they do through R&D work really interested me and I was looking for an opportunity to broaden my skills.”

What additional training have you undertaken?

“After expressing interest in joining the team, I started working closely with my colleagues to understand what work is involved in completing a R&D claim and I have recently completed a R&D course online.”

What support have your fellow R&D team members given you in preparation of making your first claim?

“The team have been fantastic, and I really appreciate their support taking me step by step through my first claim.”

What advice would you give someone who may be unsure if they are eligible to make a claim?

“Please contact us and ask the question, there is no harm in doing so and you have nothing to lose! An eligible project can be found in any sector and our team will be able to quickly identify if a project sounds like it may be eligible.”

If you would like to discuss your circumstances with Scott or any of our R&D Taxperts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will never tie you into a contract and would be happy to have a no obligation discussion to see if we can help you make a claim.

You can email us on R&[email protected] or call any of our offices to arrange a chat with our of our team.

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