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Construction Clients

88k (£)

Claim Value

1.3bn (£)

Tax Relief Paid
to Sector in 2022

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Tax Services

Funding Types

Land Remediation Tax Relief
Research & Development Tax Credits
Stamp Duty Land Tax

Average Payout Time

6 - 12 Weeks

Eligible Activities

Land Remediation Tax Relief

  • The removal of contaminated soil from a construction site

  • The treatment of contaminated groundwater

  • The construction of a containment system to prevent the spread of contamination

  • The restoration of a site to its original condition after remediation

Research & Development Tax Credits

  • Using new materials or products in new ways to reduce the cost of construction

  • Using new materials or products in new ways to improve the sustainability of a building

  • Testing new materials or products to ensure that they meet the required standards

  • Developing new ways to improve safety on construction sites

Stamp Duty Land Tax Refunds

  • The purchase of a new build property

  • The purchase of a property that has been substantially renovated

  • The purchase of a property that is being used for business purposes

  • The purchase of a property that is being used for charitable purposes

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

Shadique Gani RDI Solutions

Shadique Gani


Fred Hughes RDI Solutions

Fred Hughes

Head of Sales

Ian Foreman RDI Solutions

Ian Foreman

Senior Tax Incentive Consultant

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What Expenses Can a Construction Business
Claim Back?

The construction industry is a vital part of the UK economy, employing millions of people and generating billions of pounds in revenue each year. However, the construction industry is also a complex and challenging one, with high costs and a competitive landscape.

One way that construction companies in the UK can improve their bottom line and stay competitive is by claiming tax refunds. Tax refunds can provide construction companies with much-needed financial relief, which can be used to invest in new projects, expand operations, and hire new employees.

In addition to the financial benefits, tax refunds can also have a positive impact on the UK economy as a whole. When construction companies in the UK claim tax refunds, they are able to reinvest those funds into the economy, which creates jobs, stimulates growth, and benefits everyone.

Here are some of the specific benefits of tax refunds for construction companies in the UK:

Cost Savings
Construction projects involve significant costs related to materials, equipment, labour, and subcontractors. By claiming tax refunds, construction companies can reduce their overall project costs, improving their competitiveness in bidding processes and increasing their profit margins.

Investment in Infrastructure
Tax refunds can provide construction companies in the UK with additional funds that can be reinvested in infrastructure development. This includes the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, utilities, and public facilities. These investments not only benefit the construction industry but also contribute to economic growth, improved transportation networks, and enhanced public services.

Research and Development
Construction is an industry that can benefit from innovation and technology. Tax refunds can support research and development initiatives aimed at improving construction methods, materials, and processes. This can lead to the development of more sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, the adoption of digital technologies for project management, and the implementation of safety advancements.

Skills Development and Training
As expected, the construction industry relies heavily on skilled labour. Tax refunds can be used to invest in training programs, apprenticeships, and vocational education, improving the skills and capabilities of the workforce. By enhancing the skills of construction workers, companies can improve project efficiency, quality, and safety.

Sustainable Construction Practices
The sector also has a significant environmental impact, including energy consumption, waste generation, and carbon emissions. Tax rewards can encourage construction companies, all across the UK to adopt sustainable practices, such as using eco-friendly materials, implementing energy-efficient designs, and incorporating renewable energy sources. By claiming tax refunds, companies can allocate funds toward sustainability initiatives, helping to reduce the industry's environmental footprint.

Job Creation and Economic Growth
The UK construction industry is a significant source of employment and can contribute to local and national economic growth. Tax rebates and relief can support construction companies in the UK in expanding their operations, leading to increased job opportunities, income generation, and economic development in the surrounding communities.

Infrastructure Maintenance and Renovation
The many different types of tax relief can also be utilised for the maintenance and renovation of existing infrastructure in the UK. This includes repairs, upgrades, and retrofitting of buildings and infrastructure to ensure their longevity, functionality, and compliance with safety standards. By allocating funds to infrastructure maintenance, tax refunds can help prolong the lifespan of structures and enhance their overall quality.

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tax credits for machinery and equipment - construction business
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We are RDI Solutions
The UK's number one tax refund specialist for the Construction industry

Our Tax Services for the Construction Sector

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

A government tax incentive that can be claimed by any business that has to clean up contaminated land in the UK.

tax credits for construction equipment

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

tax relief for empty land

A government tax incentive that can be claimed by anyone that has bought an eligible property in the UK.

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