Research and development tax relief is an incentive from the government to encourage companies to invest in research and development activities. There is a common misconception that these incentives are aimed only at the technology sector, however, that is certainly not the case. This document outlines how research and development tax relief is more widely available than most companies realise.
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Commuter belt St Albans leads the UK for admitting unpaid tax
St Albans leads the UK for individuals admitting unpaid tax.
Our research shows in St Albans there were 24* disclosures of unpaid tax per 100,000 population last year. Edinburgh was second with 23, followed by Slough with 19.
Bankruptcies spike across the UK’s steel towns – long term impact of Tata Steel crisis
The Top three worst areas (out of 174) in the UK for increasing rates of personal insolvencies* over the last five years were all steel towns which saw serious job losses from the Tata steel crisis.
Average value of daily trading of AIM shares surges 41% in 2017/18
Companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) have seen the average value of the daily trading of their shares rise by 41% over the last twelve months to £327,580 in 2017/18 from £232,140 in 2016/17, our research shows.
Selling a Business? What’s your Preference?
I’ve been thinking recently about writing a screenplay. This one’s a 3 part Sunday night courtroom drama that I reckon the BBC’s a sure thing to snap up.
UBER – avoidance (or not) and other issues
There was in an interesting article in the Sunday Times that suggests UBER’s business model leads to a multi-million VAT loss to the Treasury annually.
TAAR gets under the Spotlight
In February 2019 HMRC issued Spotlight 47, aimed at dealing with perceived circumventions of the Targeted Anti-Avoidance Rule (TAAR) introduced in 2016 to tackle tax avoidance using phoenixism. The ICAEW and CIOT recently met HMRC to get a better understanding of the Spotlight.