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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...
It doesn’t sound much like a start-up when a privately owned company is valued at $1 billion or more but that’s what it takes to be branded a unicorn and apparently the UK has 13 of them.  The 13 UK unicorns add up to “more than Germany (4), France (2), Switzerland (2) Sweden (1) and the Netherlands (1) put together. But the US boasts 114 unicorns and China has...
It’s shocking to think that the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs have given rise to a missed opportunity assessed as “more than 1 million missing businesses and £250 billion for the UK economy.”  Statistics for UK female entrepreneurs showed that deal size for female-founded companies in 2018 averaged £2.33m while for male-founded companies, deal size...
In December 2018 HMRC posted new case studies for software / IT projects to help people understand where the boundaries are when claiming R&D tax credits for this type of project. Understanding what these cases imply is very important to us and I would imagine our clients as well. Here are my thoughts on their implications for software R&D tax relief/...
The UK autumn budget 2018 slipped in a change that will cap payable research and development (R&D) tax credit from 2020, while increasing the annual investment allowance (AIA) for two years.  The cap on R&D tax credit will adversely impact some companies while the increase in the annual investment allowance will be welcomed as it's something the British...
I was at the Coast 2 Capital (c2c) Escalator launch earlier this week. It included some fascinating insights into the region it covers and of course information on plans for the Escalator programme. I’ve collected together some highlights to give you a feel for the direction of travel – only time will tell whether the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP...
We’ve known for some time that the UK government is looking to address what they call ‘grey areas’ in software R&D tax credit claims. Some of their concerns seem to run contrary to the spirit of the R&D tax credit scheme. While HMRC says all R&D reports no matter what the industry should have the same content, they have issued new draft guidelines for...
Whatever business you are in there are some things that rely on you meeting deadlines or simply getting your timing right. If your timing is off you can miss out on all sorts of things .... it's that simple! I was just about to clamber down from the upper deck of a bus when my phone rang. It was an unknown number so despite being in the midst of juggling my laptop and...
In August 2018 UK government agencies announced £750 million of new money for Catapult Centres to help “Britain’s world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs … create the technologies of tomorrow”. LAST BLOG  |  NEXT BLOG If you’re involved in innovation one of these centres could provide the skills and resources you need to turn your innovative ideas into...
Understanding how UK Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are worked out and what value they bring to a business is not always straight forward. Below I set out the fundamentals. LAST BLOG  |  NEXT BLOG This article should give you a clear view of how UK R&D tax credits are calculated and what the benefits are for Small and Medium...

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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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