Who We Are

about libcus

Chartered Accountants Specialising in Research & Development

Libcus is a firm of Chartered Accountants that specialises exclusively in Research and Development funding. Our Chairman, Nicholas Riley, is a Chartered Accountant who founded our company in 2008 to help and support many innovative businesses claim this valuable government incentive.

With over 16 years of experience in the marketplace, we have been providing R&D tax relief services to businesses for longer than most of our competitors. Our team of experts use their specialist knowledge to investigate your eligibility and compile a comprehensive Research and Development tax claim. We remain up to date with the ever-evolving government legislation, and our excellent working relationship with HMRC is vital to our success. Between us we have a unique mix of skill sets in terms of technical understanding of both industry and tax.

Over the years we have helped hundreds of businesses successfully claim R&D tax relief to help them reinvest and grow.


Our experts will guide you through every step of the process

Matthew Thomson & Nicholas Riley
Matthew Thomson & Nicholas Riley Libcus Directors

Our friendly team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, support and expertise to assist you with your R&D tax credit claim. From our initial consultation to the submission of your claim, we will guide you through the process, every step of the way.

We understand your time is precious and make the process as easy as possible by asking the right questions, reducing the demand on your staff and allowing you to focus on running your business. We understand that each business is unique, and so we tailor our approach accordingly. With our vast experience of submitting R&D claims, you can be confident of a successful outcome.

“The team at Libcus look forward to supporting you with your R&D tax relief claim. Over the years we have helped many businesses from a broad range of industries successfully claim for their innovation. R&D is an essential driver of productivity and sustainable growth and is crucial for the future success of the UK. Our passion to support UK innovation coupled with our knowledge and experience of both tax and R&D allows us to provide a comprehensive R&D tax relief service, whereby you can be confident your claim is robust and fully optimised.”

Why choose Libcus as your R&D specialist?

16 Years Experience

We have over 16 years experience providing R&D tax relief services to our clients.

Over £70 Million

Over the years we have secured over £70 million in benefit for our clients.

2K+ Claims Processed

We have processed many successful claims helping our clients to reinvest and grow.

Enquiry Support

Our fee includes full support should your claim be investigated by HMRC.

Our promise to our clients

We take time to really assess whether a company has a claim before starting the process. Maintaining confidentiality is our top priority, and we respect our clients' privacy. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service, which is evident from our reputation and the high number of long-standing clients we have. Furthermore, we have established processes that ensure quality and compliance, which we diligently follow.

Anti-Money Laundering Checks – It’s a legal requirement for all R&D tax relief specialists to carry out Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks on clients’ company’s before commencing work. We’re registered with SmartSearch and communicate with their specialist teams regularly to ensure we’re up-to-date maintain compliance. Find out more about SmartSearch here.

ICAEW Registered Member – Our Director is a Chartered Accountant and is registered with ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). The ICAEW is a highly influential and respected professional body, which provides world-leading information resources, technical guidance and regular updates in the field of R&D tax relief. Find out more here.

Examples of our work

Are you ready to start your R&D Claim?

Talk to our team today to find out if your projects qualify