R&D Tax Credits

Supporting insurance provider Ecclesiastical in highly valuable R&D claim

“Claiming under the R&D Tax Relief scheme requires an in-depth understanding of HMRC’s qualification criteria as well as a high level of technical expertise. Ayming UK specialises in both these areas, and has consistently provided Ecclesiastical with highly valuable support in compiling and managing our claim."


-  David Webb, Head of Taxation, Ecclesiastical

The Projects

As a major insurance provider with a wide range of products, Ecclesiastical is constantly innovating by developing new software and adapting existing software to meet the needs of their customers. Innovations were found across numerous projects within Ecclesiastical’s portfolio, including: 

Identifying & Claiming Eligible R&D Tax Benefits

Edge: Development of a computer interface acting as a middle layer, allowing a web-based portal system to interact with Ecclesiastical’s existing policy management system. This created a single, integrated system that could be used by insurance brokers to sell Ecclesiastical’s products.

BI Programme: Development of a data warehouse that consolidates customer details from a number of legacy systems, into a single central database. Special consideration was taken in regards to reliability, flexibility, efficiency and the company’s ability to effectively handle changes in the market.

And How We Helped...

The Ayming UK R&D tax team successfully compiled and submitted six claims on behalf of Ecclesiastical, identifying: 

2008 – 2009: £1,641,077 of eligible R&D

2010 - 2011: £3,584,406 of eligible R&D

2012 - 2013: £2,431,338 of eligible R&D

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About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical Insurance offers a wide range of specialist insurance and financial advisory services.