Month: February 2019

February 15, 2019

SENTIMENT WORSENS AMONG SME MANUFACTURERS – CBI

New orders growth remained subdued among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the three months to January, with sentiment worsening notably further, according to the latest quarterly CBI SME Trends Survey.

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February 10, 2019

‘Designing out’ cyber threats to businesses and personal data

Business Secretary Greg Clark recently announced measures for the UK to become a world leader in the race against some of the most damaging cyber security threats.

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February 7, 2019

R&D Tax Credits & Software – Increased scrutiny in 2019

With the number of SMEs claiming R&D Tax Credits more than doubling between 2013-14 (15,585) and 2016-17 (34,060), and with an average claim value of c£54,000, it is clear that awareness of this attractive scheme and its benefits continues to increase, which is good news for the economy.

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February 5, 2019

New funding for UK organisations to innovate with global partners

Innovate UK has up to £6 million to support organisations to work with partners in Europe and beyond to advance disruptive technologies – from tiny, micro and nano electronic devices to the next-generation 5G network.

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February 1, 2019

HMRC R&D Tax Relief enquiries – a good advisor is important

HMRC do not publicise their criteria for selecting R&D claims for enquiry, nor their frequency. But it is clear the selection process combines a risk-matrix approach: How much tax may be at stake How likely is the claim to be correct Combine these two points with several randomly selected enquiries […]

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