Supporting Information & Communication Businesses

Information & Communication Sector Statistics

In 2016-17 there were 9,200 claims totalling £515M through the SME scheme supporting Information & Communication businesses. In addition to these, there were 335 claims totalling £125M through the RDEC (Large Company) scheme. There were also a further 705 claims totalling £45M 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.

10,240 claims made in 2016-17

Average Claim Value = £66,895

Total amount paid by HMRC = £685M

Typical projects supporting Information & Communication businesses may include the design and development of new software and apps, improvements to existing products, and back-end coding to make your software more efficient.

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