Policy paper

R&D Tax Reliefs Report

A report on Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs, with detail of changes announced at Budget and next steps. It provides a summary of responses to the consultation published in Spring.


R&D Tax Reliefs Report

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At Autumn Budget 2021, the government announced that R&D tax reliefs would be reformed to support modern research methods by expanding qualifying expenditure to include data and cloud costs; to capture more effectively the benefits of R&D funded by the reliefs, through refocusing support towards innovation in the UK; and to target abuse and improve compliance. This document provides further detail and next steps for the review. It also includes a summary of responses received to the consultation published at Spring Budget 2021.

Published 30 November 2021