R&D Tax Relief

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief is available to businesses in the UK across all sectors who are pushing the boundaries in their area, exploring ways to improve their production or manufacturing processes, undertaking software development projects or, as is currently very prevalent, adapting processes to support the COVID-19 efforts. It doesn’t matter if another company has achieved the same end goal, or that the...

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The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. Small, medium and large businesses across the UK and abroad are coming together and innovating to minimise the impact on public health and to limit disruptions to economies and supply chains. We have seen 3-D printing manufacturers adjusting their processes to produce ventilators and respirator components, technology and engineering businesses collaborating in response to...

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There are many preconceptions businesses have that they “don't do research & development” and therefore won’t qualify for Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief. In this blog, Simon McCarthy within Beavis Morgan’s specialist R&D Tax Advisory team, looks at the various types of IT/software projects and activities applicable for R&D tax relief, and why so many businesses are missing out on this valuable opportunity to...

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, and the first since the UK’s departure from the European Union.  Although it was inevitably dominated by the impact of the Coronavirus and included a range of short term support for individuals and businesses, the Chancellor also included a variety of other measures to “get things done”. Please find enclosed a link to our Budget...

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Government’s landmark investment is the largest and fastest ever expansion in support of researchers and innovative businesses. In today’s Budget announcement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak set out plans to increase public Research & Development (R&D) investment to £22 billion per year by 2024-25, taking direct support for R&D to 0.8 per cent of GDP and placing the UK among the top quarter...

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Significant delays by HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) in the processing of Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief claims in 2019 forced many startups to raise emergency funds. According to findings published on 16 February by the Financial Times* the long delays caused serious concerns for businesses who rely on HM Government’s investment in these reliefs to support their innovation, in particular startups who rely on...

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While the number of research and development (R&D) tax relief claims have increased by 35 per cent per year since the introduction in 2001 to over £4 billion last year, many UK businesses are still not fully utilising this government scheme. According to research, however, even with many not realising that the work they do may well qualify, the number of claims made does demonstrate how...

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We are delighted to announce that the first edition of our Beavis Morgan R&D Tax Relief newsletter has been published. If you have not yet subscribed to receive our newsletter, please get in touch and we will add you to our mailing list. In this and future editions, we aim to highlight pertinent developments in relation to the field of research and development tax relief and...

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Revenues from esports, competitive video-gaming, are increasing dramatically as audience growth and commercial awareness escalate, particularly amongst the younger generations. According to a recent report, the esports market has now reached €240 million (£222.7 million), with some events even filling arenas. Revenue comes predominantly from sponsorship, advertising and media rights, as well as ticketing and game publisher fees. Advertisers are increasingly eager to tap into the 380 million-strong...

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