Innovation and R&D blog

August 13th, 2019

Could R&D Tax Relief Spearhead Innovation in your Business?

Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs support companies from all sectors that are developing innovative solutions to address technical challenges and are also making advances in science and technology. What

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July 30th, 2019

Worldwide plastic crisis

Despite being invented just over a century ago, plastic has been unsurpassed by any other man-made product on a global scale. Inevitably each year vast quantities of plastic are produced,

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March 29th, 2019

Autumn budget for 2018

With Brexit around the corner there had been high expectations from UK business for the government to explore new ways for our country to look attractive and appealing post EU.

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March 29th, 2019

The 2018 IPCC report

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have recently released a report in relation to the broad explanation of the science of climate change and the future of

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July 6th, 2018

The Industrial Strategy Progress

The Industrial Strategy white paper was published back in the last quarter of 2017. In this article we revisit the strategy and take a look at what’s been achieved since

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April 3rd, 2018

R&D in India turns plastic waste into innovative infrastructure

Here in the UK we are constantly subject to the power of the seasons. This winter has been the coldest on record with snow and rain and regular red warnings

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March 7th, 2018

5 Women in STEM You Should Know This International Women’s Day

You may be wondering what’s the big deal about International Women’s Day, so let’s start with the facts. Women in Geoscience are half as likely to receive excellent recommendation letters

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March 5th, 2018

Women in STEM | Ada Lovelace

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around the media a lot lately. Did you know that Britain is actually a country of innovators? With International Women’s Day just around

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March 5th, 2018

Is thermal ‘Melt Mat’ the answer to problems caused by snow

Snow is one of the most reflective substances that mother nature gifts us with which means that when it falls it is extremely hard to clear- even when the temperature

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March 1st, 2018

The Industrial Strategy ‘Investing in R&D to transform the UK economy’

As the Brexit date is fast approaching with no news on a post- Brexit deal yet, one thing that is certain is that once we have parted ways with the

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May 22nd, 2017

Improve Cash Flow and Growth

Using R&D Claims to Improve Cash Flow and Growth  If you’ve done your homework on the UK Government R&D Tax Relief Incentive Scheme, then you’ll know that the reason for

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May 22nd, 2017

Encouraging R&D with Staffordshire’s Local Specialist

If you work at a Staffordshire-based business, then you are right in the heart of the region that will benefit from the UK Government’s investment in the Midlands Engine Strategy.

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March 29th, 2017

Reducing Costs for Precision Engineering R&D

Whether it’s in the engineering, manufacturing or fabrication industry, the fundamentals of precision engineering are the same… to take theory and turn it into reality. Which is why the typical

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March 6th, 2017

What R&D Costs Can I Claim For?

Are you in the process of completing a company tax return? Then you may be looking to determine which R&D costs you may be able to claim for to receive

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March 6th, 2017

Improved UK Manufacturing Processes Lead to Tax Relief

With fiercely strong competition in the manufacturing industry, businesses are now realising that cost cutting isn’t always the answer to gain and retain customers. For that all important edge over

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February 6th, 2017

Embracing Innovation for Metal Fabrication with R&D

Changes in economic and operational climates are regular occurrences for the UK metal fabrication industry. Since 2008, business owners of metal fabrication companies have had to deal with and adjust

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February 6th, 2017

Clarifying Technological Advances for R&D Tax Claims

Can I claim R&D tax credits if existing technology was used? Do we need to invent something completely unique to claim R&D tax credits? What if our R&D project failed

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November 1st, 2016

Does Your Company Qualify for R&D Tax Credits?

Company Tax Credits?  Surely if there’s a tax credit to be claimed you’d know about it wouldn’t you?  Not necessarily. The relief on Research and Development (R&D) has been considerably

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November 1st, 2016

Claiming R&D Tax Credits as a Web Developer

In the web development industry where survival is tough and every pound is strategically spent, it’s more important than ever to know your tax entitlements for your business to advance.

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October 4th, 2016

Renewable Energy and Research and Development Tax

The UK is facing the prospect of an energy crisis within a decade. With energy consumption expected to rise and coal power set to be phased out, there’s a very

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September 14th, 2016

How Team GB’s Olympic Success was Powered by Innovation

The Rio Olympics of 2016 have drawn to a close, and the results have confirmed Great Britain’s status as a sporting superpower. Great Britain has several peers, nations such as

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August 10th, 2016

The Internet of Things is coming and it could Change Everything)

1969 was one of the most important years in living history. Mankind finally set foot on the moon, an event that had for so long seemed to be an impossible

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August 10th, 2016

Is the Age of Innovation Coming to an End?

Innovation is the engine that drives the world’s economy forwards. For the vast majority of human history there was effectively no such thing as economic growth. Lives were often brutal

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July 1st, 2016

Why has the Government Handed out Billions in R&D Tax Credits?

The UK Government introduced research and development tax credits in the year 2000. Since then British businesses have benefitted to the tune of more than £11.4 billion. Successive Governments have

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June 21st, 2016

Moore’s Law and Big Bang Disruption

In 1964 the CDC 6600 was the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Three times as fast as its closest rival, the CDC 6600 was considered a bargain at a price of

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