Innovation funding & tax relief specialist

Catax (a Ryan company), is an award-winning innovation funding and tax relief specialist.

With 14 years’ experience, they have helped more than 16,000 clients across the UK to receive over £500 million in tax benefit through research and development (R&D) tax relief, innovation grant funding, commercial property tax relief and the patent box.

Catax’s in-house team of over 120+ experts includes tax managers, certified and chartered accountants, sector specialists, scientists, surveyors, specialist report writers and case managers. For brokers, innovation tax relief services provide a great way to increase your value proposition and level and quality of interaction with clients, and ultimately, strengthen your client relationships.

In 2022, Catax was acquired by global tax services and software provider Ryan – the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. In late spring, Catax will be rebranding as Ryan, which means clients will have access to more valuable service offerings and additional tax expertise from global tax specialists.

Catax is an established partner of several industry bodies, including the NACFB, the IFA and the Law Society, along with many of the UK’s leading accountants and solicitors. The business is also an ACCA Gold Sponsor.

In 2021, the business won the ‘Innovation Thought Leader – Business Champion’ award at the Innovation Awards. In the event of an enquiry from HMRC, Catax provides up to six years’ enquiry defence and a response for all clients.

Benefits to Members

  • Access to team of tax relief experts
  • Flexible & bespoke partnership model
  • Training & education provided
  • Add value to your own service
  • Strengthen client relationships
  • Earn commission for successful introductions

Benefits to your clients

  • Complimentary ‘tax relief health check’ to explore eligibility
  • Expert advice & support
  • Receive innovation funding you’re entitled to
  • Robust, maximised claims
  • Fund future innovation
  • 6 years’ enquiry defence & response


“Having now worked with Catax for a number of years, I’m delighted to be able to recognise the high degree of professionalism and diligence shown by your organisation. Over the period you have processed a number of claims and achieved a significant number of successful repayments. I look forward to our continuing to work with you in the future.” SB & P Chartered Accountants

“Working in partnership with Catax was a pleasure, they made the whole process really smooth and professional for my client, and in turn enhanced my reputation. My client was delighted when they received an R&D tax credit they did not know they qualified for.” Duncan Walker Partnership Ltd