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It’s sometimes a challenge to work out what qualifies as Research and Development for UK R&D tax credit and relief funding. Here are some simple examples to stimulate your thinking on this. People have the impression that it only applies to research led projects. The sope is much wider than scientific research led projects activities can include new product or...
In a recent report Untapped Investment the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warns “at the current pace of R&D investment, UK is estimated to miss the target by £19 billion in 2027”.  The CBI report highlights that “Businesses are changing the way they conduct R&D, from an increasing use of data and analytics, to outsourcing R&D activity to...
Is machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) likely to take local accounting functions deep into the digital wave and if so, what might that mean for our local accounting firms? Accountancy firms are under pressure from many angles ranging from changing regulations, which impact on the service mix they can offer, to the looming, massive impact that...
There have been several reports recently on equity investment for startups and scaleups in the UK, so I’ve compiled a few headline findings to give you a flavour of the UK equity investment landscape. Here is a very brief insight into where equity funding is going broadly addressing the question – How equitable is equity investment in the UK? It takes in equity...
The range of business support and innovation funding via Universities is quite extensive with some exciting programs on offer. Yet Universities struggle to engage with the businesses that should be benefiting.  There is a lot to be gained by Universities, University students and businesses, from forging links and working together, so we take a look at some of the...
Getting enough funding to keep innovating and investing in development of essential new products, processes or services is a critical activity for many small to medium sized businesses. So you might be interested to know that lenders seem to be increasingly open to lending against pending or planned research and development tax credit claims. We take a brief look at...
The UK government launches its  International Research and Innovation Strategy at the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit today (May 16, 2019) The Foreward states that “We are bringing forward the largest investment in R&D for four decades and we are committed to reaching 2.4 per cent of GDP invested in R&D by 2027 and three per cent of GDP in the...
In April 2019 HMRC updated Research and Development tax relief/credit tables showing statistics for claims in 2016-17. Find out what sectors and regions got the greatest share of SME R&D tax credit and relief.  We've compiled the tables for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Research & Development tax credit claims to give you a quick view of where the...
The government announced in the Budget 2018 that the amount of an R&D tax credit cash payment that a loss-making business can receive per accounting period will be capped. This applies to the SME scheme (companies with under 500 employees). Currently if a company has a loss before looking at their R&D costs, or a loss is generated when the...
A UK Equity Investment Market Update for Quarter 1, 2019 – indicates there could be a problem with seed funding deals – there were fewer seed deals and a smaller portion of deals of under £500k.  “Deals under £500k typically involve individuals rather than institutions, and people can more easily adjust their investing practices to reflect their sentiment about...

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Our consultants are members of London Group Business Advisors and Home Counties Business Advisors.

Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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