IT Consultancy

Not only do the activities of an IT Consultant constantly evolve as the abilities and functionalities of technology develops, but their work also allows companies in all industries to grow and remain competitive.

Covid-19 emphasised their importance in our economy as IT Consultants were at the forefront in ensuring businesses were able to remain operational while office spaces were closed due to national lockdown restrictions. The role of an IT Consultant is complex by nature and their processes are consistently being appreciably enhanced; making them ideal candidates to qualify for the R&D tax scheme.

IT Consultants are constantly having to overcome technical challenges to ensure that they are meeting the needs of their clients.

There tends to be a misconception that IT Consultants do not qualify for the R&D Tax Scheme as they are not often doing ground-up software development. However, the work they do with outdated legacy systems and modifying architecture can be highly complex and qualifies under the R&D scheme.

Qualifying Activities

Examples of qualifying activities include, but are by no means limited to: 

  • Designing and implementing sophisticated system architectures for enterprise-level environments
  • Appreciable enhancements to existing virtualisation solutions such as VMWare
  • Appreciable enhancements to containerisation solutions such as Docker
  • Overcoming technical challenges faced in relation to network, storage, performance and scalability capabilities of existing solutions.
  • Integrating various systems to create a comprehensive ‘all-in-one’ solution

Typical Claim

An average SME operating within the sector can claim in excess of £50,000, with its large companies eligible for over £500,000.

What our clients have to say

It was a pleasure working with the guys at Bonham & Brook, especially considering that, with the wealth of knowledge backed up with the expertise of an ex HMRC officer, we had confidence going ahead with a claim for the first time. After successfully receiving a substantial refund, we would not hesitate doing another claim and, it goes without saying, Bonham & Brook will be our preferred partners going forward. Thank you, again.

Chris Strik

Managing Director

We worked with the team at Bonham & Brook on the R&D claim that we were unaware of. To our surprise they made the whole process seamless and we received our refund from HMRC. We will definitely be using B&B again for our R&D claim to help us grow our business.

Chetan Patel


At first I believed that R&D tax credits were a little too good to be true or that my company would not be applicable. Jenson, Hannad and the team's expertise and experience reassured and guided me through the process. I had to put in approx. 1 - 2 hours work and they did the rest of the application. The first time we worked together they were able to claim for the previous 2 years, so we received a bumper double rebate. This money has helped us grow the business by having the cash to grow the team and increase our marketing budget. My business has grown thanks to their work, so I am eternally grateful.

Ryan James

Managing & Creative Director

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