HMRC cracks down on fraud
  • 29
  • Jul
Rising fraud R&D claims force HMRC to act

R&D tax relief claims are taking longer to process, leading to longer waiting times for companies expecting the tax relief. HMRC has been forced to take action to reduce fraudulent claims. Those processing the claims are asking for additional information to confirm the claims by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) qualify for the tax credit.…

England Tree Nursery
  • 1
  • Jun
£8.8 Million Fund Opens to Support Domestic Tree Production

The Forestry Commission open their Tree Production Capital Grants, giving businesses within the sector apply for a share of £8.8 million in funding. Tree seed and sapling suppliers can apply for a share of £8.8m million in funding to support English domestic tree production. The grant is also open for new companies seeking to diversify…

UK Farming
  • 27
  • May
Research Starter Funding to Boost the Future of Farming

In partnership with UK Research & Innovation, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched a second round of the Farming Innovation Programme. The programme supports collaborative research and development projects that encourage England’s agricultural and horticultural sectors to be more environmentally sustainable and resilient, focusing on aligning the sectors with the country’s…

Sustainable workplace travel grant
  • 5
  • Jan
Plymouth Work Place Travel Grant

Urgent notice for Plymouth businesses! The deadline for applying for a Plymouth workplace travel grant is the 31st of January 2022. After events such as COP26, the UK’s priority is to move towards zero emissions across all sectors. To achieve that mission, there is help on offer for businesses looking to reduce their emissions. Besides…

misconceptions on R&D
  • 8
  • Dec
The Most Common Misconception in R&D Tax Credit Claims

Many companies and businesses believe that you can only claim tax credits for successful R&D projects. We’re here to tell you they’re wrong. Throughout history, scientists and inventors would agree that failure is an essential part of research and that without it, none of their great discoveries, inventions, or theories would have been achieved. HMRC…

  • 8
  • Mar
Spring Budget 2021: what’s the latest on R&D tax relief?

In last week’s Budget, the government confirmed its commitment to ensuring the UK remains a competitive place for cutting-edge research. Although the Chancellor didn’t uncover any extensive or immediate changes to R&D relief in his Budget speech, he did announce the previously announced SME cap will go ahead, and that the government will carry out…