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Luke Barnbrook - R&D Consultant

“Innovation is key to UK culture but generating the funding necessary to materialise ideas is a challenge, so for many businesses, accessing timely and cost-effective funding like the R&D tax credit is vital for success.”

Luke joined Buzzacott in 2019 and is an R&D Consultant in our Research & Development Team.

Luke’s expertise lies in state aid and innovation incentives. With a background in public policy, he understands government legislation, how this applies to a business and what steps a business will need to take in order to maximise funding.

Luke enjoys working with a variety of clients across all sectors; whether that is engineering, product design or architecture.

The R&D team provide a range of services relating to innovation incentives and provide general advice to companies wanting to optimise their funding position. They provide a full preparation of R&D claims across all sectors. This includes eligibility assessment, technical interviews, costings and financials and full report write ups, including review of existing claims. The team has a 100% success rate.

Claiming R&D tax credits can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Luke is able to simplify the process by directly supporting businesses and navigating them through the claims process. His knowledge of state aid legislation means he is able to optimise the R&D claim for any business undertaking R&D.

Luke has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Public Policy from UCL. Prior to joining Buzzacott, he worked in parliament focusing on a range of policy issues.

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You might also be interested in… R&D tax credits

Pushing through a breakthrough or advance can be a real grind. You need all the help you can get. Gaining R&D tax credits can help keep business ticking over while you focus on growing the company.

Many businesses claim research and development tax relief and it can be an essential source of much needed cash. However, we find that many of them are unaware what projects and expenditure types are eligible; and we also see mistakes in claims. As a result, your claim may be missing expenditure that could rightfully be claimed, or it may include costs that aren’t qualifying, which could mean risking an HMRC enquiry into your claim. 

How we work with you

We take time to listen to your business to understand the goal you’re trying to achieve with your innovation, so we can help you overcome problems and challenges along the way. By being open and honest, we aren’t afraid to challenge our clients to make sure that the claim is correct and you’ve optimised the benefit. We want to help you understand your eligible activities, without holding you up, so you know how to build a robust R&D claim. Ultimately the claim is the responsibility of your business.

Take a look at our benefits guide to find out what savings you could make by submitting an R&D tax relief claim.

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