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Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals


Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Clients

125k (£)

Claim Value

2.4bn (£)

Tax Relief Paid
to Sector in 2022

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Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Tax Services

Funding Types

Research & Development Tax Credits

Average Payout Time

6 - 12 Weeks

Eligible Activities

  • Developing new or improved chemical processes and materials

  • Developing new or improved methods for drug delivery and formulation

  • Developing new or improved analytical and testing methods

  • Developing new or improved software systems for use in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

  • Developing new or improved methods for clinical trials

  • Designing and testing new pharmaceuticals and chemical products

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

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Duran Remzi

Tax Incentive Consultant

Arman Aria RDI Solutions

Arman Aria

Tax Incentive Consultant

Tax credits and tax incentives for chemical companies

How Tax Refunds Can Benefit the Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Sector

The Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals industry encompasses businesses involved in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical chemicals, and related products.
Successfully claiming tax refunds can bring several benefits to this sector:

Research and Development (R&D)
Tax refunds can support investment in pharmaceutical research and development, driving innovation in drug discovery, formulation, and clinical trials. R&D investments enable companies to develop new medicines, improve existing ones, and address unmet medical needs.

Clinical Trials and Regulatory Compliance
Tax refunds can help cover the costs associated with conducting clinical trials, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and obtaining necessary approvals. Successful clinical trials and compliance with regulations are essential for bringing new drugs to market.

Manufacturing Infrastructure and Equipment
Tax refunds provide financial resources for upgrading manufacturing infrastructure and acquiring advanced equipment. Upgraded infrastructure and modernised equipment improve production efficiency, quality control, and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.

Talent Acquisition and Retention
Tax refunds can be allocated to attracting and retaining top talent in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. This includes offering competitive salaries, providing professional development opportunities, and implementing employee benefits programs. A skilled and dedicated workforce contributes to the development of high-quality products and innovations.

Intellectual Property Protection
Tax refunds can support the costs associated with protecting intellectual property, including obtaining patents and trademarks for new drugs and formulations. Intellectual property protection ensures exclusivity and commercial viability, enabling companies to recoup their R&D investments.

Sustainable Practices and Environmental Compliance
Tax refunds can be used to implement sustainable practices and ensure compliance with environmental regulations in the pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing process. This includes waste management, energy efficiency measures, and reducing the carbon footprint. Embracing sustainability helps companies meet societal expectations, reduce costs, and enhance their brand reputation.

Export Promotion
Tax refunds can support export promotion efforts, enabling pharmaceutical and chemical companies to expand their reach in international markets. This includes participating in trade shows, conducting market research, and complying with international regulations. Access to global markets opens new revenue streams and drives business growth.

Successfully claiming tax refunds in the Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals industry supports R&D, clinical trials, manufacturing infrastructure, talent acquisition, intellectual property protection, sustainable practices, export promotion, and compliance with regulations. These benefits contribute to medical advancements, improved healthcare outcomes, environmental sustainability, and the overall success of companies in this sector.

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Our Tax Services for the Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals 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 credits for pharmaceutical business

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

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