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"LEYTON WERE CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR CLAIM. THEIR CLOSE WORK WITH OUR ACCOUNTANTS MEANT THAT THE ENTIRE CLAIM PROCESS WAS HANDLED PROFESSIONALLY AND EFFICIENTLY. THE FINANCIAL RESULT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH WHILE."

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ISSUES

No experience of R&D claims
  • We hadn't heard of the R&D tax relief initiative before and had no idea that it could be applicable to our business. To find out that our day-to-day activities qualified us for research and development tax benefits is hugely rewarding.
  • As we didn't know how the scheme worked, what criteria to apply or how to go about claiming, we had no idea where to start.

Dealing with the government

  • After Leyton produced the claim, the government asked a lot of questions about the project.
  • Given that this was our first claim we were not confident of our ability to appropriately respond to these queries in order to sufficiently support our claim.
  • The whole process seemed fairly uncertain and would have meant a lot of stress and time from our workforce if we had had to resolve this on our own.
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SOLUTIONS

Competent professionals who understand our business
  • Having a software engineer prepare our technical report was a huge benefit. He spoke the same language as our technical staff and made the process smooth and less burdensome than if we had had to explain every aspect of our product to a layman.
  • They were rigorous in identifying qualifying areas of expenditure, some of which we would not have known were eligible, so we were confident that every possible angle had been covered.

Experience with procedures and queries

  • Where Leyton's assistance was really invaluable was in dealing with the government after we had submitted our claim.
  • As they have so much experience in our type of claims they were fully confident of our eligibility and undertook an impressive negotiation process consequently we received our maximum entitlement with minimum hassle on our part as Leyton handled everything.

BENEFITS

Significant cash injection to the business
  • The successful claim led to a cash refund to our business that was the equivalent of increasing sales by roughly half a million pounds.
  • This will help us to further enhance our product offering and to better compete globally.
  • The whole process was made smooth for us by having an experienced and professional team of consultants undertaking the work on our behalf.
  • Having Leyton work closely with our tax advisors meant that we are able to build a long-term partnership with them, which has already delivered significant returns on our research investment.
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