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By relaxing R&D tax relief criteria, Government could help boost capital expenditure

23 June 2020

The extent of planned capital expenditure (capex) cuts by large listed companies in the UK was last week predicted to reach somewhere in the region of £23bn. CFOs seem to favour cash preservation over investment. What can Government do to lure business leaders away from their spending funk? Boosting the level of R&D tax relief available and relaxing the qualifying criteria would be a good starting point.

HMRC confirms R&D repayment claims will not be offset against tax liabilities under deferral agreements
James Tetley

20 April 2020

RSM has contacted HMRC’s policy team to ask how R&D repayment claims will be treated in light of the government’s support schemes to help businesses cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Find out the answer here.

Improve cash flow with tax reliefs

16 April 2020

Managing your cash flow effectively is essential during the coronavirus health crisis, and tax can play a significant part in that.

Creative sector tax relief during coronavirus: maximising cash returns
Matt Appleton

01 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has made it more important than ever to make the most of every opportunity to maximise cash returns. One way that businesses in the creative sector can generate inward cash is to claim creative sector tax relief.

R&D tax credits increased for large companies, but an opportunity missed for SMEs

11 March 2020

In the Budget 2020 announcements, the Chancellor announced a number of changes to R&D tax credits.

NAO report highlights need for Government to champion R&D tax incentives
James Tetley

14 February 2020

James Tetley, national head of R&D at RSM, comments on today's report from the National Audit Office on the management of tax expenditures.

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.

Brexit - retaining an EU business presence

20 September 2019

With a Brexit date of 31 October 2019 still the default position, many UK businesses will be considering setting up in another EU jurisdiction to maintain an EU presence. Besides commercial considerations, there will be tax consequences to consider.

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.

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