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11 January 2024
Is it time to consider a new R&D adviser?
We delve into why businesses should evaluate their current R&D advisory relationship and potentially seek a new adviser…
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9 January 2024
The new merged R&D scheme – a big headache for technical consultants?
We clarify who can claim and explain how to prepare for the new scheme.…
Read more 20240109
7 November 2023
Construction News Future Homes Standard with Iain Butler
Construction News - New standards need new ideas with Iain Butler…
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16 October 2023
Unlocking €95 billion: How UK researchers can harness Horizon Europe grants for innovation and research
How UK researchers can harness Horizon Europe for innovation and research…
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12 September 2023
Why does error and fraud within R&D claims impact me?
HMRC revised fraud estimates for R&D claims, affecting £1B+ claimed. Explore impact on future claims…
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22 August 2023
R&D tax credit changes - Proposal for a merged R&D tax relief scheme
Find out everything you need to know about the potential changes and how you could be impacted here…
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31 July 2023
UK grants for startups
We outline the UK funding sources and the type of work that can be funded…
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18 May 2023
Navigating R&D tax credits changes
Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming changes and how to maximise your R&D claim…
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18 May 2023
Avoiding costly mistakes: How good record-keeping can help secure your R&D claim
Our experts offer tips on good record-keeping practices for R&D tax credits…
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21 March 2023
R&D tax credits changes – Spring Budget 2023
Iain Butler provides an overview of the latest R&D tax credit changes following the Spring Budget 2023 announcements…
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7 December 2022
Manufacturing costs that qualify for Research and Development (R&D) tax credits
We explore the typically missed R&D costs manufactures don't include in their claims…
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30 November 2022
Manufacturing R&D – How to prepare your claim
Iain Butler shares how manufacturing firms can prepare a claim to maximise the R&D scheme's benefits…
Read more 20221130
22 November 2022
Changes in R&D tax relief following the Autumn Statement
Here are all the R&D tax changes announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement…
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28 July 2022
Key changes to the R&D scheme you need to be aware of
Iain Butler provides an overview of the updates that will likely impact your future claims…
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16 June 2022
Navigating R&D claim processing delays
Here’s what you can do to avoid being caught up in HMRC R&D reviews…
Read more 20220616
R&D software | Does your software development qualify for R&D tax credits?
Many businesses are investing in IT or software development and subsequently could be eligible to claim R&D tax credits.…
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A comprehensive guide for R&D tech firms: Optimising your R&D strategy
Being a scaling tech company at times can seem like competing in a very fast contest and keeping ahead of your…
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Common questions about software and R&D
Iain Butler answers the common questions that businesses developing software ask about R&D tax credits.…
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22 October 2021
Don’t let furlough payments trip up your R&D claim
We explain the restrictions and potential complications that can arise around furlough payments.…
Read more 20211022
4 October 2021
HMRC continue to challenge R&D claims – tribunal updates
Iain Butler looks at two recent tribunal cases where HMRC has challenged R&D tax credit claims…
Read more 20211004
R&D legislation change – PAYE cap for SME claims
The changes are complex, and you should consider them when budgeting for R&D claims after 1 April 2021. …
Read more 20210722
R&D webinar highlights: Issues and challenges when claiming for big data analytics
In this webinar, our R&D team looked at considerations for a successful claim on big data analytics projects.…
Read more 20210316
4 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: R&D claim update
We summarise the introduction of the SME cash credit cap and the consultation process of both R&D schemes.…
Read more 20210304
What recent R&D tax credits trends mean for businesses
Which sectors and regions are the winners and losers? Read our analysis of ONS data to find out.…
Read more 20210215
Building robust R&D claims: what the latest HMRC tribunal ruling means for your claim
Read our analysis of the recent Hadee case and its impact on your claim.…
Read more 20201208
Top tips for architects when claiming R&D tax credits
Building designs and innovation can trigger R&D tax credits. Find out how to build a superior claim.…
Read more 20201113
R&D claim denied: HMRC and AHK Recruitment Ltd
Learn what the ruling means for claims, and how supporting documentation can seriously impact the outcome.…
Read more 20200529
Releasing cash and have struggled to access government loan schemes so far?
Read our top tips on how you can ensure timely payout of your R&D tax credits.…
Read more 20200515
Releasing cash? R&D tax credits can help you as a reliable cash source during COVID-19
We explain how R&D tax credits can generate a lifesaving injection of cash…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Budget focuses on research & development but limited changes to the tax credit scheme
The 2020 Budget was surprisingly light on changes to R&D tax credits.…
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19 February 2020
Tech roundtable highlights: How to maximise your R&D tax credit claim
Tech roundtable highlights: How to maximise your R&D tax credit claim…
Read more 20200219
HMRC and Teksolutions-Inc Ltd: no records for R&D expenditure – no claim
R&D tax credit update: no records for expenditure – no claim…
Read more 20191204
How to claim R&D tax credits before your first tax return
Initiatives like Advance Assurance are there to help ease the process of claiming R&D tax credits for new businesses. …
Read more 20191104
Commonly missed activity in architects' R&D tax credit claims
Most architects work collaboratively with other professionals to achieve common goals that go beyond aesthetic…
Read more 20191025
Questions to ask when choosing your R&D tax credits adviser
Have you ever Googled ‘R&D’ and felt lost browsing through the endless list of advisers? …
Read more 20190909
Which architectural projects are eligible for R&D tax credits?
As an architect, you may not know when you’re undertaking activities that are eligible for R&D tax credits. However,…
Read more 20190625
R&D tax credits are not just for ‘tech’ firms
It seems like there is a tech for every sector these days. The question is who can claim outside of the tech bubble?…
Read more 20190528
Architects and R&D tax credits – what should you know?
Most architectural practices will have heard about R&D tax credits by now. Unfortunately, I find there is widespread…
Read more 20190129
How to work with HMRC to secure your R&D tax credit
Submitting an R&D tax credit claim could be the first big interaction many new companies will have with HMRC…
Read more 20180729
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