The Fields of Science and Technology for Research and Development Tax Credits are split up into 6 categories:

1. Natural Sciences
2. Engineering and Technology
3. Medical and Health Sciences
4. Agricultural Sciences
5. Social Sciences (This category does NOT fall under the remit of the relief)
6. Humanities (This category does NOT fall under the remit of the relief).

A huge amount of businesses who qualify for Research and Development Tax Credits don’t know what category they fall under.

1.2 OECD FOS 2007 – Also known as Revised Field of Science and Technology (FOS) classification or Frascati manual 2007

 

  1. Natural Sciences

1.1 Mathematics
1.2 Computer and information sciences
1.3 Physical sciences
1.4 Chemical sciences
1.5 Earth and related environmental sciences
1.6 Biological sciences
1.7 Other natural sciences

 

  1. Engineering and Technology

2.1 Civil engineering
2.2 Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
2.3 Mechanical engineering
2.4 Chemical engineering
2.5 Materials engineering
2.6 Medical engineering
2.7 Environmental engineering
2.8 Environmental biotechnology
2.9 Industrial Biotechnology
2.10 Nano-technology
2.11 Other engineering and technologies

 

  1. Medical and Health Sciences

3.1 Basic medicine
3.2 Clinical medicine
3.3 Health sciences
3.4 Health biotechnology
3.5 Other medical sciences

 

  1. Agricultural Sciences

4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
4.2 Veterinary medicine
4.1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
4.2 Animal and dairy science
4.3 Veterinary science
4.4 Agricultural biotechnology
4.5 Other agricultural sciences

 

  1. Social Sciences

5.1 Psychology
5.2 Economics
5.3 Educational sciences
5.4 Other social sciences
5.1 Psychology
5.2 Economics and business
5.3 Educational sciences
5.3 Sociology
5.5 Law
5.6 Political Science
5.7 Social and economic geography
5.8 Media and communications
5.7 Other social sciences

 

  1. Humanities

6.1 History
6.2 Languages and literature
6.3 Other humanities
6.1 History and archaeology
6.2 Languages and literature
6.3 Philosophy, ethics and religion
6.4 Art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
6.5 Other humanities

 

If you want to check the eligibility of your business for Research and Development Tax Credits then follow the link  https://www.shencoh.co.uk/rd-eligibility-quiz/