Optimise your R&D tax credit claim


Our software platform and R&D tax specialists make it quicker and more efficient to build a successful R&D tax credit claim.


  • Spend less time collecting data and emailing spreadsheets.
  • Have your claim professionally benchmarked and optimised.
  • Enjoy end-to-end service – for max of 5% of your claim value.

How the Spring Budget impacts your company’s future R&D tax credit claims


Don’t miss out! Get the facts on how the upcoming R&D tax relief reforms will affects your company’s claims come April.
Join us at 10 am on 23 March for our Spring Budget R&D Debrief webinar, where we discuss the key takeaways from the upcoming budget and its impact on your future R&D claims.

Trusted by over 1,000 of the UK’s most innovative companies

The new standard for building R&D tax credit claims

Set your R&D claim up for success
Define projects and ID qualifying expenditure with our team.

Build your claim efficiently
Import & assign costs, and collaborate on the technical narrative, all in our R&D platform.

Review, benchmark & optimise
Every claim element is reviewed multiple times to ensure compliance & optimisation.

Get end-to-end support
Claim report generation, submission and HMRC enquiries all handled at no extra cost.

EmpowerRD's R&D tax claim platform streamlines claim building

Why UK companies choose EmpowerRD for R&D tax claims

Traditional R&D tax credit advisors charge high fees as they spend lots of time doing low-value data collection at their convenience. Our combination of an R&D tax credit software platform and expert R&D tax claim advice gives you a more efficient process and better results, at a lower price.


Intelligent online data collection 24/7
Avg 3 claims submitted daily
Ex-HMRC inspectors reviewing claims
Import past data automatically
No lock-in contracts

5% of credit or less

Traditional advisors

Time consuming interviews & phone calls
Success rates vary wildly
Mixed levels of expertise
Manually cross-check past claims
Multiple year lock-in contracts

10-33% of credit

All-inclusive pricing, no hidden charges

"EmpowerRD make it easier and cheaper for companies to claim R&D tax credits"

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What our clients say

Gideon Overton

CEO 2020 Data Lab

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Excellent Value for Money

"Whilst there is a level of self service, EmpowerRD staff were incredibly helpful throughout. Their portal is user friendly and their industry knowledge second to none. My R&D tax credit was paid out at 100%."

Chris O'Sullivan

CTO Lexoo

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Makes It Practically Painless!

"I've gone through the R&D process 4 times, and this was by far the easiest way to submit. They were great every step of the way - and the way the platform works made creating an R&D tax credits proposal very easy."

George Chalmers

CEO Migrate

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Fantastic Service

"This is not just a platform that they leave you to work through on your own, as I feared. The team are on top of everything and really helpful. Whole process took no time at all and was very painless."

Faster R&D tax claim payouts with advance funding

 Our R&D tax claim platform and financing partnerships mean we can help you access your R&D tax credit faster than any other provider.

Our fastest claim & payout to date? 6 days & 2 hours.

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Import claims

Automatically use historical R&D tax credit claim data to speed up this year's submission.


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Analyse accounts

Pull in your R&D costs from your accounting software: connect with Xero or upload a spreadsheet.


Instant funding

R&D Advance Funding lets you access funds up to 9 months before you file your claim.


EmpowerRD appoints Robert Whiteside as new CEO to drive continued growth

14 March 2023
We’re delighted to announce that Robert Whiteside has been appointed CEO of EmpowerRD, leading the company through the next phase of its growth. Full story >>

HMRC has dispatched thousands of ‘nudge letters’ to companies claiming R&D tax relief

17 February 2023
In January, HMRC issued another 2,000 nudge letters as they continue to crack down on fraudulent R&D tax claims. Full story >>

EmpowerRD’s R&D update – February 2023

16 February 2023
An update from our Head of Tax Jon Yeomans on the latest changes affecting the UK’s R&D tax credit scheme. Watch the video >>

House of Lords report pushes for greater HMRC R&D reform

7 February 2023
Last year, a House of Lords subcommittee initiated an inquiry into the proposed R&D tax credit scheme reforms. After reviewing responses, they released their final report on 31 January. Full story >>

Over 1,000 EmpowerRD clients: The EmpowerRD community is growing

30 January 2023
Today we mark a significant milestone for us here at EmpowerRD – we have helped over 1,000 clients claim R&D tax credits! Full story >>

R&D tax relief reform consultation launched: Merged, single RDEC-like scheme proposed

20 January 2023
In response to the announcement of a simplified, single RDEC-like R&D tax credit scheme in the Autumn Statements, HMRC has initiated an 8-week consultation. Full story >>