R & D Zone is a unique Research and Development tax resource which is available as VIP (Very Important Practitioner, as a stand-alone purchase) or an an add-on service to your existing www.rossmartin.co.uk subscription. 

You do not need to be an existing subscriber to www.rossmartin.co.uk in order to access the R & D Zone: this also works as a stand-alone subscription.

R & D Zone brings you the tools to 'cut out the middle man' and make your own R & D claim directly with HMRC.

Assistance is on-hand via our partner's Virtual Tax Partner support service. 

There are three membership levels for R & D Zone:


R & D Zone


R & D Zone


R & D Zone


Access to R & D Zone premium contents:

Planning your R & D claims:

R & D for start-ups

  • How State Aid and Subsidised expenditure affect your claims
  • Making successful grant aid applications
  • Interaction of other tax relief and maximising claims
  • Post 1 April 2017 company losses

Making a claim

  • Defining a project and qualifing costs
    Advanced assurance
    Staff, contractors and sub-contractors
    Materials, overheads and costings

Tax computations, workings and steps

SME Scheme worked through examples:

  • With Profits
  • With Losses
  • With Losses (combination with profits)
  • With mixed SME/RDEC

Large company scheme

  • RDEC 
  • RDEC with losses
  • RDEC with losses, corporation loss relief options

Accounting for R & D

x x  x

No. of minutes of free calls to R & D advisers or

No. of minutes in making a peer review of your claims

  120 300

R & D claim Mentoring & Support: 25% discount if you would prefer assistance in:

  • Making a technical review of qualifying criteria
  • Applying for advanced assurance
  • Evaluating and quantifying your claim
  • Deciding which form of the relief is suitable for you
  • Considering interaction with State Aid and loss reliefs
  • Planning staff costs
  • Drafting your R & D Report

We can also assist in making Grant Applications, SEIS or EIS documentation

  x  x


R & D Zone DIY

R & D Zone enhanced membership + helpline

Please contact us for pricing and payment details. 

R & D tax and technical support is also available via the Virtual Tax Partner service at www.VtaxP.co.uk


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