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GovGrant welcomes the BEIS announcement of R&D budget allocations for 2020 to 2021

Posted on Friday 5 June 2020 by GovGrant

It may seem like another era, but the UK budget on was less than 3 months ago. At that time the Chancellor set out his plans to increase public R&D investment to £22 billion per year by 2024 to 2025.
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HMRC confirms the State Aid rules for each new Covid-19 loan scheme

Posted on Friday 29 May 2020 by GovGrant

GovGrant sits on the Research & Development Consultative Committee (RDCC) to represent UK’s business when it comes to the operational delivery of the R&D tax relief schemes. This is an HMRC-sponsored forum, and as members we receive regular updates as HMRC advice evolves and develops. We are currently in an unprecedented period of change, with the introduction of new and vital measures to support business British business.> Read more


How will Covid-19 affect the going concern requirements?

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020 by GovGrant

Increased risk of material uncertainties

In these unprecedented times, the audit of going concern assessments and reporting on material uncertainty related to going concerns are key for auditors. The Audit and Assurance Faculty has produced two guides on the topic.
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HMRC updates on R&D tax relief in the light of Covid-19

Posted on Friday 3 April 2020 by GovGrant

GovGrant, like many SMEs, is doing everything we can to share, support and advise UK companies at this time

Yesterday we received an email update from HMRC specifically on R&D tax relief, which we share below. We hope it helps answer some of your questions but if you want to have a more detailed conversation about how Covid-19 is affecting your business either email or leave a message and we’ll get back to you.

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GovGrant’s Charlie Whitehead blogs on a fascinating day with the entrepreneurs of Manchester

Posted on Thursday 13 June 2019 by GovGrant

Last month I attended Connected Investing held in Manchester University’s Bright Building. The Connected Investing event series is delivered through a partnership between UKBAA (UK Business Angels Association), the trade body for early-stage investing, and Innovate UK, part of the government-funded UK Research and Innovation.

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GovGrant posts record quarterly trading and says no evidence of Brexit ‘meltdown in SME innovation’

Posted on Thursday 7 March 2019 by GovGrant

  • Strong sales uplift following significant increase in claims volumes
  • Brexit having no impact on SME investment in innovation
  • CEO calls for regulation to remove cowboy claims farmers from the sector
  • Partnerships with accounting firms a key growth opportunity

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GovGrant signs up with Insurtech UK

Posted on Wednesday 6 March 2019 by GovGrant

Innovation tax specialist GovGrant is delighted to confirm today that it has been accepted as the research and development/intellectual property partner of Insurtech UK. GovGrant joins the 40+ insurtech startups and insurance-related businesses who have joined as associate members and partners since the Insurtech UK alliance – which plans to become a formal trade association in the next few months – informally launched in November 2018.

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Employment Law and Innovation Funding – upcoming Cambridge event

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019 by GovGrant

Business financing – cash flow and employees are key assets in every organisation and while the full impact of Brexit on business remains to be seen, business owners should take every opportunity to reinforce these critical areas now and for the future.  GovGrant, the UK’s leading specialist in Government incentive funding schemes and Peninsula an award-winning provider of HR, Employment Law & Health & Safety support services would like to personally invite you to attend a brief but invaluable complimentary event for business owners at 9.30am on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at The Hallmark Hotel, Cambridge.

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GovGrant featured in Envirotec Magazine

Posted on Wednesday 19 December 2018 by GovGrant

The government is giving more of a boost than ever before to the UK’s most innovative companies, according to the latest full-year statistics from HMRC.

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GovGrant: Patents should make money for business, not just make people feel good

Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018 by GovGrant

Luke Hamm, chief executive of innovation tax credit specialist GovGrant, will urge business owners to monetise their intellectual property (IP) and stop treating it like a medal. In a keynote speech to delegates at the start of London IP Week (Monday 10 December), Luke, whose business helps the UK’s most innovative SMEs claim for the government’s ‘Patent Box’ scheme, will accuse policymakers of ‘woefully under-protecting IP,’ calling for bolder policies policy to ensure business and the wider knowledge economy derives full value from inventions.

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GovGrant urges Herts businesses to claim credit for innovation after government announces local industrial strategy

Posted on Monday 10 December 2018 by GovGrant

GovGrant, the St Albans-based innovation and R&D tax credits specialist, has welcomed government plans to develop localised industrial strategies, including for Hertfordshire, but has urged ministers to keep their focus on supporting the strategy at a national level too.

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Webinar: Budget 2018: Has the chancellor delivered on tax and innovation?

Posted on Tuesday 30 October 2018 by GovGrant

Overview

Title: Budget 2018: Has the chancellor delivered on tax and innovation?

Date: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Time: 09:30 AM Greenwich Mean Time

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New government tax stats boost innovative UK businesses

Posted on Thursday 27 September 2018 by GovGrant

The government is giving more of a boost than ever before to the UK’s most innovative companies, according to the latest full-year statistics from HMRC.

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Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs): understanding the HMRC scheme

Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2018 by GovGrant

For any bricks and mortar business, one of the most significant investments they can make will be in plant and machinery. The natural temptation is often to keep the extent of this investment as low as possible while getting the job done in the most efficient and safest way possible.

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Webinar: Do you recognise client innovation to maximise their tax benefits?

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018 by GovGrant

When it comes to claiming R&D tax relief and offering Patent Box services, are you sure that you are doing enough to maximise your clients’ position?

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‘It Pays to Innovate’ workshop hosted by GovGrant

Posted on Thursday 30 August 2018 by GovGrant

We are delighted to be hosting our second ‘It Pays to Innovate’ workshop with Velocity Growth Hub next week. Seats are limited, but it’s not to late to book your free space!

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GovGrant featured in GTMA Aerospace Executive briefing

Posted on Thursday 30 August 2018 by GovGrant

Charles Darwin said that ‘it’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change.’ He was citing the animal kingdom, but (if he was still with us) he could equally be channeling the UK aerospace sector, one of the UK’s most important industries.

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GovGrant featured in Insurance Edge

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018 by GovGrant

Insurtech is the buzzword in the insurance industry right now, with dozens of UK start-ups all trying out new ideas and often hungry for investment cash. But what can they do to increase their chances of getting off the launch pad? Is there anything companies can do to get more government help?

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Breakfast with your local innovation partner

Posted on Tuesday 10 July 2018 by GovGrant

Come and join us for a free breakfast seminar on Tuesday 24th July 2018, in the heart of St Albans.

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Hertfordshire Business Awards 2017

Posted on Tuesday 21 November 2017 by GovGrant

GovGrant’s managing director Jeremy Tear has been judging the innovation category in this year’s Hertfordshire Business Awards and his visits to the shortlisted businesses have provided him with plenty of insights and inspiration.

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The Business Show 2017

Posted on Thursday 2 November 2017 by GovGrant

GovGrant is looking forward to exhibiting at The Business Show this year. This free business exhibition offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy. The event is committed to providing you with everything needed to improve, evolve and expand your business.

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Coffee, cake and charity

Posted on Sunday 1 October 2017 by GovGrant

Charity + Bakeoff back on the box=Macmillian coffee morning.

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