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It’s a popular myth that you cannot claim UK Government’s Research & Development (R&D) tax credits if you have received grant funding. This is not strictly true, the grant funding will change how much you can claim under the R&D schemes, but the receipt of grant funding does not necessarily rule you out from claiming R&D tax relief or credits. Many innovative and pioneering...
In a nutshell the answer is yes, innovation in any industry can qualify for Research & Development (R&D) tax credits, brewers are no exception. Read on to see how one craft brewer benefited from reclaiming some of their development costs under the UK R&D tax credit scheme. When we first met with The Ramsgate Brewery they were already award winning brewers but no company can rest on...
Horizon 2020 is an European wide initiative that runs from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of around €80 billion available to allocated over the seven years to 2020. It’s about supporting innovation and bringing more ideas to market. Here is just a small flavour of some of the UK companies, projects and activities that have been successful in securing Horizon 2020 funding: The London branch...
In the UK we have a great tradition of architectural and engineering innovation and with the advance of technology, the design process involves not just pioneering ideas but pioneering methods to test and develop those ideas.  Many Architects are harnessing the latest digital technology and experimenting with using new materials. And innovation at the ideas level is often accompanied by...
We recently published Part 1: Why planning is vital and the route to exit. Part 2 focuses on the characteristics in your business that will help yield a premium value and what might push the valuation downwards. It lists a number of principles that can be applied to valuing your business. And it looks at some of the value that might be realised when selling to a Trade Buyer and how that differs...
As someone that meets a lot of people running innovative companies, which gives me some knowledge of the challenges they face – I was delighted to see that the CBI has published a report which calls for UK Research & Development (R&D) spend to be raised to 3% of GDP. The report is titled "Now is the time to innovate" and like any report of this nature it’s not a short read, so here is a...
Last month we reported that crowd funding has come of age. This was amply illustrated by the spectacular funding round by Monzo Bank on Crowdcube in March 2017. Monzo is just two years old - their USP - it’s a bank built for your smartphone: “Imagine being able to open a full bank account in 30 seconds from your phone…”  Last year they raised £1m in just 96 seconds and their pitch this time...
Part 1: Why planning is vital and the route to exit. Exit planning is perhaps the most difficult yet most important period in the life cycle of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is an event that probably only happens once, yet has a profound effect upon the future life, particularly in retirement, of the owners. Research clearly shows that many owner managers fail to achieve the full or...
The Chancellor has spoken and it's a mixed bag for businesses with some welcome news on corporation tax changes but not so welcome news on changes to the tax free dividend allowance, which impacts on small business owners and investors. We summarise the main points relating to corporation tax reductions, R&D red tape, plans to make tax digital and the attack on tax free dividend allowances....
Maybe you are creating apps or adapting existing software for cloud delivery (SaaS), or creating tools to make sense of big data, or using CNC machines to mill complex parts, or developing wearable tech or designing new medical devices …… the list is endless. Whatever your angle you will know that technology and what you can do with it, is constantly evolving.  But what you may not know is...

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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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