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Why choose GovGrant?

We match you with a Technical Specialist that has the right mix of industry and commercial expertise to best suit your business. Irrespective of size and complexity, we will find the right Technical Specialist who can add the most value to your claim.

GovGrant works alongside your accountant to complement their skills so there is no conflict. Your relationship with your accountant won’t be adversely affected.


of claim benefit delivered by GovGrant for our clients


of our clients* who made a claim in 2020 continue as a GovGrant client today


claims successfully processed by GovGrant

*The remaining 10% includes clients who no longer carry out R&D, ceased to trade, or have been acquired.

What makes GovGrant different?

Whatever your industry or sector you are, GovGrant can help you identify eligible innovations for both R&D and Patent Box tax relief.

GovGrant is always on top of the latest changes in legislation. You can rely on our expertise, leaving you to focus on your main business.


We know from experience that every business is unique and we will tailor our approach accordingly. This will minimise the complexity of the claims process and achieve the maximum benefits for you.


We will considerably reduce the demand on your staff by doing all the work on your behalf.


We will ensure a robust claim is put together minimising any risk.

GovGrant brings a commercial perspective to everything we do

We are not accountants. Here at GovGrant we assess your R&D and innovation activities by walking the floors and asking you the right questions to truly optimise your innovation incentives.

We work with a number of FTSE 250 business with complex needs and structures. We are not limited by billable hours so we put in the hard yards at our own risk to optimise your benefit.

As one of the longest established innovation tax specialists in the UK, we have a wide presence nationally with industry experts such as engineers, scientists and IT specialists alongside qualified tax professionals who understand your business and can develop a robust R&D or Patent Box claim on your behalf.

GovGrant has a proven track record with HMRC and a well-established claim methodology.

Our one and only business focus is to offer our clients the maximum potential benefit from the innovation incentives available in the UK for you to grow and expand your business.

We are business people first

GovGrant has access to a full range of industry experts across the country – with different experience, skillsets and technical knowledge. 

Our Technical Specialists make working with GovGrant unique. Your Technical Specialist will speak your language and will have experience in your sector, so they will waste no time in getting to grips with the work you do.

Any GovGrant Technical Specialist will come and walk the floors with you and give you the benefit of their business acumen, technical expertise and commercial experience.

Confident of identifying more qualifying expenditure

Here at GovGrant we don’t just look at your accounts – that will only tell us part of the story. Our technical specialists will walk the floors to spot every opportunity and optimise your claim.

With all of the experience that GovGrant brings to the table we know where indirect costs tend to be, we know the relevant questions to ask. We have over 15 years of our own benchmarking from over 8,500 claims so we will know if your previous supplier has fallen short.

Confident that our technical reports are the best in class

When we have the information we need we focus on crafting the technical report that justifies a robust claim to HMRC. We know what HMRC are looking for, so we can ensure your claim is accurate and complete.

We add our knowledge and insight to the narrative – which gives you the best chance of having a successful claim. So even though we tend to identify higher claim values this doesn’t come with any additional risk. 

And of course we stand by our claims, if you face an HMRC enquiry we defend it free of charge and run that process on your behalf at no extra charge. With a client retention rate of over 90%, no wonder we are confident in delivering for our clients.

Security and transparency through our online client portal

When you use the GovGrant client portal you will have access to real-time information to help track the progress of your current R&D tax relief claim.

With our client portal you can:

  • See where you are in the process, what the next task is and who is responsible. We also show you the history of each year where we have data so you’re never in the dark.
  • Share sensitive information with us securely with a simple upload function which avoids the need to email salary or other sensitive data.
  • Keep your contract and invoice information in one place, so your GovGrant documentation is always at hand.

It’s important that you know your GovGrant team and how to get hold of them. The portal keeps this contact information together including:
Your account manager – your day to day contact if you have questions about the progress of your claim
Your technical specialist – who will be working the floors of your business to identify the full extent of your R&D, optimise your claim and write your technical report.
Your commercial contact – your business development manager who will make sure you are up to date with our latest thinking and our other innovation services.

What else can you claim?

It doesn’t end with an R&D tax relief claim. GovGrant also has the expertise to claim RDA (Research and Development Allowances), a tax relief for businesses incurring capital expenditure on qualifying R&D activities.

We will also check to see if you have patents or Intellectual Property that is patentable. GovGrant will be able to identify if this is the case for you and advise on further benefits that might be available to you.

Unlike any other provider, GovGrant takes a genuinely holistic approach and thinks about the big picture. We look at things in the whole rather than breaking it down into parts – so you can be sure that your innovation is recognised and receives the full credit due.

Innovation lifecycle

Our understanding of the innovation lifecycle of a project helps drive the outcomes of the claims process.

Innovation lifecycle showing the journey through R&D tax relief and credits, IP harvest, Patent Box and Patent landscaping

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