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Corporate Tax: Research and Development and Patent Box Tax Reliefs

These statistics provide information on the number value and cost to the Exchequer for both the R&D Tax Relief and Patent Box Tax Reliefs

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits and the Patent Box relief are designed to encourage greater Research and Development spending by companies and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) in the UK.

The R&D Tax Credits Statistics and accompanying commentary provide information on the uptake of Research and Development Tax Credits, the relief, their cost, and the nature of the companies claiming them.

The Patent Box tax relief enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned after 1 April 2013 from its patented inventions. Statistics on the PB relief include the amount of the relief claimed, the number of companies electing into the Patent Box and its distributions by company size, sectors and regions, amounts of profits qualifying for the Patent Box and the cost to the Exchequer of providing that relief.

Research and Development Tax Credits Statistics

  1. Corporate tax: Research and Development Tax Credit

    • National Statistics

Patent Box Reliefs Statistics

  1. Patent Box Reliefs Statistics

    • Official Statistics

Other statistics information

  1. Quality report: research and development tax credits

    • Official Statistics
Published 15 August 2013
Last updated 11 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest publications
  2. Updated attachments to reflect the latest data.
  3. First published.