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Automotive & Logistics


Automotive &
Logistics Clients

95k (£)

Claim Value

870m (£)

Tax Relief Paid
to Sector in 2022

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Automotive & Logistics
Tax Services

Funding Types

Automotive Investment Relief
Research & Development Tax Credits

Average Payout Time

6 - 36 Weeks

Eligible Activities

  • Installation of emissions monitoring systems

  • Innovation of new tracking apps

  • Development of new seat-booking apps

  • Rail carriage heating and cooling systems

  • Creative ideas to reduce points failures

  • Challenging system collaboration

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

Nikolas Robinson RDI Solutions

Nikolas Robinson

Tax Incentive Consultant

Andrew Smith RDI Solutions

Andrew Smith

Tax Incentive Consultant

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How Tax Refunds Can Benefit the Agriculture Sector

The Automotive and Logistics sectors play crucial roles in transportation, supply chain management, and facilitating the movement of goods and people.
Successfully claiming tax relief can bring several benefits to business owners within the two industries:

Cost Reduction
The Automotive and Logistics sectors involve substantial costs related to vehicle purchase, fuel, maintenance, and operational expenses. Tax refunds can help companies in these sectors reduce their overall costs by providing relief on taxes paid for these expenditures. This can improve profit margins and financial stability.

Fleet Expansion and Modernisation
Tax refunds can enable Automotive and Logistics companies to invest in expanding and upgrading their vehicle fleets. This can include purchasing new vehicles with advanced technologies, improving fuel efficiency, and meeting environmental standards. Upgraded fleets can enhance operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve customer satisfaction.

Infrastructure Development
Efficient logistics infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports, and warehousing facilities, is vital for the smooth functioning of the Automotive and Logistics sectors. Tax refunds can support infrastructure development projects, including the construction, maintenance, and improvement of transportation networks and logistics hubs. This can enhance connectivity, reduce transportation costs, and optimise supply chain operations.

Research and Development
The Automotive sector is constantly evolving, with advancements in electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and connectivity. Tax refunds can encourage Research and Development activities, leading to the development of innovative technologies and solutions. In Logistics, tax refunds can support the adoption of advanced tracking systems, warehouse automation, and route optimization software. These investments can improve operational efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance overall performance.

Skill Development and Training
Both the Automotive and Logistics sectors require a skilled workforce to operate and maintain vehicles, manage warehouses, and handle supply chain operations. Tax refunds can be used to invest in employee training programs, apprenticeships, and skill development initiatives. This can help enhance the industry's talent pool, improve productivity, and promote career growth.

Environmental Sustainability
The Automotive and Logistics sectors have significant environmental impacts due to emissions and energy consumption. Tax refunds can encourage companies to adopt eco-friendly practices by investing in cleaner technologies, promoting the use of alternative fuels, and implementing carbon reduction initiatives. This can contribute to mitigating climate change, improving air quality, and meeting sustainability goals.

Export Promotion
Tax refunds can incentivise Automotive and Logistics companies to expand their international presence and increase exports. These refunds can support market research, trade missions, and promotional activities, helping companies tap into new markets and increase their global competitiveness.

Successfully claiming tax refunds for UK business owners in these two sectors can lead to cost reduction, fleet expansion, infrastructure development, research and development, skill development, environmental sustainability, and export promotion. These benefits can drive growth, efficiency, and innovation in the industries while contributing to overall economic development and improved transportation services.

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Our Tax Services for the Automotive & Logistics 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.

r&d tax relief for businesses

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

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