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In a news article published by the BBC on 17th November, it’s reported that IPPR have called Government investment in supporting R&D 'deadweight' but have they got their facts right?   It was stated that “The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) estimates that up to 80% of tax credits for research and development (R&D) are "deadweight” and IPPR have called for the...
Innovation loans for research and development (R&D) projects were first mooted some time ago. It’s good to see that they are now official having been announced at Innovate2017 annual conference, hosted by Innovate UK in Birmingham this week.   The initial innovation fund is set at £50m to be allocated as loans under a pilot project over a two year period up to the end of 2019...
We take a look at why research and development tax credit is one of the easier funding opportunities for food manufacturers that are looking to maximise their investment in new product development.   In the current economic climate with rising costs and tight margins impacting on the food industry, funding for new product development can be hard to find so it’s certainly...
AngleList has recently announced the spinout of CoinList in what could be seen as a milestone in enabling entrepreneurs to rapidly raise funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). ICOs are already established as a means of crowdfunding blockchain and fintech projects but it’s not always clear what the legalities are of the token coins.   On 20th October 2017 @AngelList tweeted “We...
Research and Development Allowances can be claimed at 100% in year one, which means they provide a very generous cash releasing opportunity when you are purchasing fixed assets. Plus unlike the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) they apply to buildings as well as other fixed assets you purchase.    RDAs are claimed against ‘capital expenditure’. They should not to be confused...
Government has released their latest statistics on the value and volume of R&D tax credit claims and it shows that an ever greater number of small companies are staking claims. SME R&D tax credit claims reach a whopping £1.3 billion! Here are the latest highlights from the report: “Research and Development Tax Credits Statistics - September 2017”.   In 2011-12 there were...
On 31st August 2017 it’s exactly five years since RandDTax (A.K.A. Terry Toms and Partners Ltd) started providing a specialist R&D tax credit consultant service and what a great five years it’s been. I take a look back at our journey and reflect on why we have been so successful.   We have helped over 825 companies claim a total of in excess of £63 million and that’s before we...
At RandDTax (A.K.A. Terry Toms and Partners Ltd) we are celebrating our fifth birthday. R&D tax credits are now better known about than they were five years ago, but what’s changed in those five years? From the perspective of an R&D tax credit consultant I review the changes. Half way through writing this I realised there is a lot to write and about and a lot to celebrate so I’ve...
Fintech R&D funding levels have steadied since the dizzy heights reached in 2015 and early 2016 (PWC, The Pulse of Fintech – Q1 2017). Linda Eziquiel follows the money to take a look at what’s happening in our own back yard - who is getting the funding and what are they doing?  Below are some examples of fund raising successes by UK home grown ‘wannabes’ and ‘already making it’...
Investment in UK non-listed high-growth companies reached a record high according to Beauhurst research (The Deal: Equity investment in the UK H1 2017). Improbable and FarFetch were the biggest winners each enjoying deals worth above £300m.   The data indicates there were around 750 deals representing £30b in investment funding. Interestingly deal numbers are not...

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Our consultants are members of London Group Business Advisors and Home Counties Business Advisors.

Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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