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Partner Programme

Are you working with innovators and looking to expand your income?

Discover new revenue streams with our Partner Programme.

We take partnership seriously, which is why we offer our partners a competitive fee for referring qualifying R&D tax credit clients. Through our Partner Programme, you can: 

  • Expand your service offering
  • Provide clients with expert support in claiming R&D tax credits
  • Maximise potential financial benefits for clients

By partnering with Alexander Clifford, you’ll establish a more profound reputation as an accountant that truly goes above and beyond for their clients. Here’s how it works:

  • Refer your R&D tax credit clients
  • Relax while we work in close proximity with your clients to file their claim
  • Receive payment for your successful referral

The simplicity allows your clients to receive the greatest all round service, without adding to your workload.

Become a partner today, and build your service list tomorrow.



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Learn more about how you could financially benefit from our Partner Programme by filling out the contact form and having a chat with one of our senior experts.

    We are trusted R&D tax credit specialists

    Our expert team's mission is to secure the financial boost your project deserves, enabling you to reinvest in your innovations. We alleviate the complexities and frustrations of the time-consuming claims process with our unrivalled expertise, creating robust R&D claim applications that bring good news to you!

    We're passionate and excited about the opportunities that lie within the R&D incentive for your business, as well as the positive impact your innovation has on people. With unwavering commitment, we invest considerable time in thoroughly analysing each case and attentively listening to every detail to adapt our approach accordingly. We transform complexity into opportunity, delivering the financial rewards you deserve.


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    What are R&D qualifying costs?

    Staff PAYE costs/Pension contributions

    Your company is eligible to request reimbursement for salaries, wages, class 1 NIC (National Insurance Contributions), and pension fund contributions paid to employees who are directly and actively involved in the R&D projects.

    Subcontracted Costs

    These costs pertain to payments made to an external agency for individuals directly and actively involved in the R&D project. These individuals are not employees or subcontractors but are engaged through the agency. Typically, relief is provided for 65% of the payments to the staff provider.

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    Materials and consumables

    Your company is eligible to seek reimbursement for the expenses incurred on items that are directly used and consumed in qualifying R&D projects. These expenses cover materials, water, fuel, and power utilised in the R&D process.

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    Software purchases

    The expenses related to operating systems, software platforms, and permissions granted for accessing and utilising digital data that is directly used in your R&D activities can be reimbursed. You may need to allocate the costs of partially used software appropriately to determine the eligible amount for the claim.

    Travel costs

    Certain travel expenses associated with your research and development may also be eligible for your claim. These costs include collaboration, attending relevant events, visiting research sites, or conducting fieldwork directly tied to your R&D projects.


    Utilities such as water, gas, and oil can also be claimed as part of eligible costs. However, it is important to note that only the portion of utilities used exclusively for R&D purposes will be eligible, not the entire utility bills.

    The claim process

    We understand the complications that can often arise when completing an R&D claim, not to mention the significant amount of time it can consume, diverting your attention from driving your innovation forward. That's why we have streamlined a transparent and hassle-free process that follows a step-by-step approach from start to finish.

    Throughout your R&D claim process, we maintain open lines of communication tailored to your preferences. Once we have compiled comprehensive technical and financial reports, we take the responsibility of submitting them and proactively follow up with HMRC, leading the communication on your behalf. Often, our next contact with you brings the exhilarating news of success and positive outcomes.

    Step 1

    We'll gain your authorisation via our client instruction form/NDA. This will enable us to discuss your R&D activities along with your current tax position.


    Step 2

    We'll analyse the profit & loss (P&L) statement of the business while facilitating your technical call. This step aims to determine whether your case is feasible from both technical and financial perspectives.


    Step 3

    Once our experts are confident that your case meets the R&D eligibility criteria, we will then gather all the required technical information and financial documentation according to HMRC's standards to support your case.


    Step 4

    At this stage, we initiate a stringent compliance procedure that we have developed in-house to audit your R&D claim application. We verify whether it meets the defined standards before submitting it to HMRC to ensure a positive outcome.


    Step 5

    After conducting a comprehensive review of your R&D claim, including all required documentation, the application will be forwarded to HMRC for further processing.


    Step 6

    Our team maintains continuous contact with HMRC regarding your case. If any queries arise, we address them on your behalf using a highly systematic approach to maximise your outcome while minimising any delays in your repayment.


    Case studies

    Our case study library is a testament of the immense pride we take in our work and the satisfaction our clients derive from it. Being R&D tax credit specialists, we surpass client expectations time and time again, helping our clients to capitalise on R&D tax relief with our high HMRC success rate and personalised approach. With a deep understanding of R&D tax relief, we have cultivated long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and tangible results.

    This library offers an overview of the remarkable initiatives we have accomplished in collaboration with our clients. These pioneering efforts have yielded exceptional outcomes, showcasing our unwavering dedication to innovation and the success of our clients, taking their great ideas much further.

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