Supporting Wholesale & Retail Trade Businesses

Wholesale & Retail Trade Sector Statistics

In 2016-17 there were 3,710 claims totalling £125M through the SME scheme supporting Wholesale & Retail Trade businesses. In addition to these, there were 230 claims totalling £50 through the RDEC (Large Company) scheme. There were also a further 270 claims totalling £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.

4,210 claims made in 2016-17

Average Claim Value = £43,943

Total amount paid by HMRC = £185M

Typical projects supporting Wholesale & Retail Trade businesses may include the new ways to track and manage stock, new ways to improve your online marketing and selling, and technical processes to make your operations and logistics 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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