Supporting Water, Sewage & Waste Businesses

Water, Sewage & Waste Sector Statistics

In 2016-17 there were a mere 190 claims totalling £10M through the SME scheme supporting Water, Sewage & Waste businesses. In addition to these, there were 30 claims totalling less than £5M through the RDEC (Large Company) scheme. There were also a further 10 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.

230 claims made in 2016-17

Average Claim Value = £43,478

Total amount paid by HMRC = £10M

Typical projects supporting Water, Sewage and Waste businesses may include the management and treatment of sewage, new ways to compact or separate waste, or technical processes to make your operations more productive.

To find out what you’re doing and have done which may be eligible for a claim, scroll to the bottom of this page and contact us for our free, no commitment, chat.


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