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Apparel & Textiles


Apparel & Textiles Clients

47k (£)

Claim Value

87m (£)

Tax Relief Paid
to Sector in 2022

Image of Multicoloured Fabric Yarn - Tax Relief for Apparel and Textiles Businesses

Apparel & Textiles
Tax Services

Funding Types

Research & Development Tax Credits

Average Payout Time

6 - 12 Weeks

Eligible Activities

  • Removing or reducing the risk of harm to human health or within the workplace

  • Improving machinery or manufacturing techniques by achieving higher precision or adopting new material

  • Integrating technically complex manufacturing processes

  • Scaling up or increasing the precision of processes with new materials or machinery

  • Reducing waste through machinery or process innovation

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and if you are unsure whether your activities qualify, please feel free to contact us to find out more.

Key Contacts

George Cassidy RDI Solutions

George Cassidy

Tax Incentive Consultant

Burhan Karasalih RDI Solutions

Burhan Karasalih

Tax Incentive Consultant

Textile Workers - R&D tax credits for textiles company

How Tax Refunds Can Boost Your Textiles & Clothing Business

The apparel and textiles industry encompasses the production, manufacturing, and distribution of clothing, textiles, and fashion accessories. It is a significant sector globally, contributing to economic growth, employment, and international trade.
Successfully claiming tax refunds can bring several advantages to the apparel and textiles industry:

Cost Competitiveness
The apparel and textiles industry often faces intense competition, both domestically and internationally. Claiming tax refunds can help reduce production costs, enabling companies to offer competitive pricing in the market. This can attract more customers and enhance the industry's overall competitiveness.

Investment and Modernisation
Tax refunds provide an opportunity for apparel and textiles companies to invest in modern technologies, machinery, and equipment. This can lead to improved production efficiency, higher-quality products, and reduced lead times. By embracing automation and advanced manufacturing techniques, companies can stay relevant and meet evolving consumer demands.

Research and Development
The industry is highly influenced by changing fashion trends, consumer preferences, and sustainability concerns. Tax refunds can support research and development efforts in apparel and textile companies. This can involve designing innovative materials, developing sustainable production processes, and creating new fashion designs. Such investments can drive industry growth and foster innovation.

Training and Skill Development
The apparel and textiles industry heavily relies on skilled labour. Tax refunds can be used to fund training programs, workshops, and educational initiatives to enhance the skills and capabilities of the workforce. By investing in employee development, companies can improve productivity, quality, and innovation within their operations.

Sustainability and Eco-friendly Practices
Environmental sustainability has become a crucial focus in the apparel and textiles industry. Tax refunds can incentivise companies to adopt sustainable practices such as using organic or recycled materials, reducing waste and emissions, and implementing environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. By claiming tax refunds, companies can allocate funds toward sustainability initiatives, thereby enhancing their reputation and meeting consumer demand for eco-conscious products.

Export Promotion
Many countries offer tax incentives or refunds to encourage apparel and textile exports. These incentives can help companies penetrate new markets, expand their customer base, and increase export revenues. By claiming tax refunds, companies can invest in marketing, trade shows, and establishing distribution networks in foreign markets.

Overall, successfully claiming tax refunds in the apparel and textiles industry can support cost competitiveness, encourage investment in modernisation, foster research and development, promote sustainable practices, enhance workforce skills, and boost export opportunities. These benefits contribute to the growth, innovation, and sustainability of the industry, enabling it to adapt to changing market dynamics and consumer preferences.

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Tax relief for clothing companies - T shirts on rail
Tax credits for clothing company

Our Tax Services for the Apparel & Textiles Sector

Our in-house expert Research & Development tax consultants can help you to identify which government tax schemes you are eligible for and to make the most of what's available.

Tax relief for fashion designers

A government tax incentive that can be claimed by any business that invests in Research and Development.

Talk to one of our experts

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