Our Philosophy

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a community of accountants and R&D consultants who are committed to standards and compliance, and the knowledge, training and ethics that underpin those.

By providing the specialist training, support and resources our members need, we’re helping them to defend their clients and grow their services in a sustainable way.

Our Vision

Our vision is for our members to win a greater stake in the R&D market by virtue of their knowledge, competence, and integrity.

We want to see a market in which a desire to do things properly isn’t a competitive disadvantage – it’s a compelling selling point that wins you business, safeguards your clients and protects the longevity of your R&D service.

Our Philosophy

Why we exist

There are serious issues with the R&D tax relief market today.

The definition of R&D is too vague, the scheme too complex, and too many aggressive claims companies prioritise fees over compliance.

Many honest providers want to distance themselves from these less reputable advisors, and given the lack of regulation and training from HMRC, also want support with developing their knowledge and growing their R&D service in a sustainable and ethical way.

Our Roadmap

Members Network

As our membership grows, so too will our schedule of live Q&A webinars, forum discussions and customer events. We’re constantly looking for opportunities to connect our members for mutual benefit.

Training Catalogue

We already have hours of video-based courses, and are constantly adding more. Our training plan covers not only the R&D scheme, but Eligibility Guides that explain what R&D looks like in a range of industry sectors.

HMRC Consultation

We already canvas members to represent their views to HMRC. We’d like to go beyond this and work with HMRC towards positive change in the scheme, so that good practice is rewarded and poor providers aren’t.

Additional Support

As we grow, we’ll invest in additional technical experts to help us build training, run webinars and run our R&D Helpline and Claim Support services. We’ll select the best people, so you get the best support possible.