Research and Development Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 24th May 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of R&D tax credits in (a) the Humber, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have taken up R&D tax credits in (a) the Humber, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The value of Research and Development (R&D) tax credits and the number of businesses taking those up for the years 2000-01 to 2016-17 are published in the relevant National Statistics:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742661/Research_and_Development_Tax_Credits_Statistics_September_2018.pdf

The same publication contains the number and value of claims for Yorkshire and the Humber for 2015-16 and 2016-17. The number and values for earlier years are published in previous publications:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/577859/160914_R_D_publication_commentary_v1-1.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552382/R_D_Tax_Credits_Statistics_September_2015.pdf

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150507075637/https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/356389/RD5.pdf

The value of tax credits and the number of businesses taking up tax credits by county or unitary authority for 2015-16 and 2016-17 are published in the supplementary tables. Data for other years and geographies would only be available at disproportionate cost.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/798060/RD_2016-17_tables_by_region_sector_Apr19.xlsx

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/798063/RD_2015-16_tables_by_county_ua_Apr19.xlsx

All these tables are based on registered office location, which may not be where the actual R&D activity is carried out.

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