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R&D tax relief claims rise by over 20 per cent
James Tetley

10 October 2019

New statistics from HMRC have revealed that there was a 22 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development (R&D) tax credits submitted by companies in 2017-18, with the level of support provided rising by 26 per cent.

R&D cash back – substantial delays

20 September 2019

Companies are experiencing considerable delays in HMRC's processing of payable R&D credit claims. These delays could impact on future investment by companies into further innovation, impacting companies’ financial results and the growth of the wider economy.

Research, development and innovation in the food and drink sector
Stuart McCallum

12 September 2019

In this webinar, Stuart McCallum and James Tetley, two RSM partners whose sector experience has been built over many years by serving the needs of their food and drink clients, talk through the innovation trends currently taking place in the industry and give some examples of how some of these activities can qualify for R&D tax relief.

R&D tax relief reforms risk stifling innovation in small firms, RSM warns
James Tetley

24 May 2019

New proposals designed to prevent abuse of the R&D tax relief regime risk disincentivising small businesses from undertaking genuine R&D activity, RSM has warned.

Chancellor focusses on technology and IP rich companies

29 October 2018

The government will build on its long term commitment to R&D as outlined in their Industrial Strategy. Alongside a package of investment measures, there were specific changes to the treatment of intangibles – tempered with an anti avoidance measure to ensure that the R&D tax credit regime isn’t subject to abuse.

Chancellor focusses on technology and IP rich companies

29 October 2018

The government will build on its long term commitment to R&D as outlined in their Industrial Strategy. Alongside a package of investment measures, there were specific changes to the treatment of intangibles – tempered with an anti avoidance measure to ensure that the R&D tax credit regime isn’t subject to abuse.

Is Patent Box supporting all levels of business?

04 October 2018

The latest Patent Box statistics show a split in benefit between large and smaller businesses, but who is gaining most from lower rates of corporation tax? Is red tape deterring smaller businesses from claiming a relief to which they may be entitled?

R&D tax relief claims rise by over 50 per cent
James Tetley

27 September 2018

New statistics from HMRC have revealed that there was a 52 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development (R&D) tax credits submitted by companies in 2016-17, with the level of support provided rising by 20 per cent.

Tax breaks plough nearly £4bn back into UK creative industry
James Tetley

23 July 2018

New statistics reveal that HMRC paid out £868m in creative sector tax relief during 2017/18 (£3.7bn since the reliefs were introduced).

HMRC sets the bar higher for software R&D claims

18 May 2018

In recent years, HMRC has changed its approach to R&D tax relief claims for software development and has hired IT specialists. IT-related claims are often passed to these specialists to review. Many practitioners on the HMRC R&D Consultative Committee, including RSM, have argued that this sets the bar higher for software claimants.

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