Supporting Education Businesses

Education Sector Statistics

In 2016-17 there were 345 claims totalling £10M through the SME scheme supporting Education businesses. In addition to these, there were 40 claims totalling £25 through the RDEC (Large Company) scheme. There were also a further 20 claims totalling less than £5M from SMEs claiming thorough the RDEC scheme*.

* SMEs may claim through the RDEC scheme where they have activities which are not eligible for the SME scheme. This may include R&D subcontract work for large businesses, and projects / activities which are grant funded.

400 claims made in 2016-17

Average Claim Value = £100,000

Total amount paid by HMRC = £40M

Typical projects supporting Education businesses may include the design and development of new learning tools, the development of technical devices for use in the classroom, and technical / scientific methods to make your educational experience more productive.

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