National Statistics

Research and Development tax credits: cost of support claimed by scheme and financial year on an accounting period basis

Statistics show the cost of the support claimed for the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit on an accounting period basis by scheme for financial years ending 2001 to 2014.



The figures are based on claims for Research and Development tax credits made by companies in Company Tax returns received on or before 30 June 2015 and exclude a small number of large company claims made in a non standard format.

They are broken down by scheme:

  • SME R&D
  • Vaccines Research Relief
  • Large Company R&D

The Large company scheme is split into large companies and SME subcontractors.

Published 15 August 2013
Last updated 11 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updates with latest data available.
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  3. First published.