The European Commission’s R&D funding programme might not be perfect but the scale of funding available to SMEs is significant. Dr Hugh Edwards – Expert Consultant with the European Commission, and consultant to MSC R&D – takes a look across the European scene.
Kevin Baughan, Innovate UK’s Director of Technology and Innovation has published an illuminating blog post which for the first time gives an insight into how Innovate UK intends to adapt to the reality of real-terms funding cuts.
MSC R&D has recently gained R&D grant funding and R&D tax relief for a number of SME clients who have no corporation tax liability. We have also been able to advise on their R&D claims which had previously been handled by general practice accountants with no specialist knowledge of the R&D scheme.
HRMC has announced the launch of the Advance Assurance scheme for small and micro businesses making R&D claims.
MSC R&D will be attending this year’s UK Business Angels Winter Investment Forum in London on 27 January 2016.