Industry sector analysis of projected number and value of R&D tax credit claims under the SME scheme, 2020-21

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Information and Communication
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Information & Communication

Number of claims
Amount claimed £(m)
Average claim value for

Information & Communication

Industry sector is based on primary SIC2007 coding of registered company and might not correspond to the industry sector of the R&D activity.

The statistics published here for 2020-21 are provisional and have been uplifted to include estimates for claims not yet received. Revisions are expected in next year’s publication.

Numbers of claims are represented by actual figures. Cost amounts are shown in £ million.

Where the number of claims is less than 10, or the value of claims is less than £10m we have excluded that sector from our results. This is the case for the Mining and Quarrying and Public Admin, Defence and Social Service.