Response to R&D Tax Reliefs Consultation – further information 2022

Posted on Monday 14 February 2022 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

There were a number of proposed changes relating to the R&D scheme in the Autumn budget 2021. In the Autumn HMRC published their proposals and launched the consultation process to seek feedback on the proposed changes.
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What’s changing in the R&D tax relief market?

Posted on Wednesday 9 February 2022 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The conversation that GovGrant has been having with our clients over the last 5 years has evolved. We started with “have you heard about R&D tax credits” then “have you maximised your R&D tax credit claim”. Today we can maybe assume that more of the right people are claiming, and getting value from their R&D tax relief claims. So now we’re moving to “are you sure you’ve got it right”.
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Latest R&D tax relief scheme changes, as announced in the Autumn Budget 2021

Posted on Thursday 2 December 2021 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

What was announced in the Autumn Budget 2021 concerning R&D tax credits?

Following on from that consultation reforms that were announced in the Autumn Budget 2021, the government:

  • support modern research methods by expanding qualifying expenditure to include data and cloud costs
  • more effectively capture the spillover benefits of R&D funded by the reliefs through refocusing support towards innovation in the UK
  • target abuse and improve compliance

Today we got more of the detail of these reforms and understood more of the next steps.
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Budget 2021: What does it mean for R&D and innovation?

Posted on Wednesday 10 November 2021 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his Autumn Budget and Spending Review to Parliament on Wednesday 27 October 2021. There were very few surprises when it comes to R&D, innovation, and Patent Box tax relief. Many of the announcements were made against the context of the recent R&D consultation, see our response here.
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Day of reckoning for unscrupulous R&D tax providers as HMRC comes calling

Posted on Thursday 4 November 2021 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The latest statistics showing the value of R&D tax relief were published by HMRC in October 2021. And as we noted at the time the total value of R&D tax relief for 2019-2020 is now projected to be nearly £7.5bn – a big number.
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Proud to launch Elevation at the Digital Accountancy Show

Posted on Wednesday 8 September 2021 by Sharon Veness | Accountant Partnerships Manager

GovGrant recently exhibited at The Digital Accountancy Show, a one-day exhibition specifically focussed on digital transformation and the app ecosystem. It was great to meet so many people in person – rather than virtually. And even better to introduce so many accountants to Elevation, our R&D tax credit software built for accountants. > Read more


GovGrant acquires Luvo Financial as the R&D tax credit market consolidates

Posted on Wednesday 1 September 2021 by GovGrant

GovGrant, the R&D and IP specialists, has today announced the acquisition of Luvo Financial. GovGrant sees this as a significant opportunity for both parties as the R&D market consolidates.
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Meet us at The Digital Accountancy Show

Posted on Wednesday 25 August 2021 by Sharon Veness | Accountant Partnerships Manager

The Digital Accountancy Show is a one-day exhibition specifically focussed on digital transformation and the app ecosystem. It’s happening 1 September 2021, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and we hope to see you there.
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GovGrant launches Elevation to empower accountants with R&D and IP

Posted on Tuesday 8 June 2021 by Sharon Veness | Accountant Partnerships Manager

Today we launched Elevation, a new tool that allows accountants to take control of R&D tax claims and support them through the process with access to additional expert help and resources as required. Elevation is free of charge to our accounting partners. Elevation will help accountants drive the R&D tax conversation with clients. But more than that it will allow accountants to generate low-value R&D tax credit claims on behalf of their clients.
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Inside Accountancy podcast: Targeting tax incentives

Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2020 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

As businesses look to recover from this year’s crisis, investment in R&D is a vital step for a sustainable UK economic recovery. In their latest Inside Accountancy podcast, Accountancy Age’s Leanna Reeves speaks to GovGrant’s Luke Hamm to assess how tax incentives should be further targeted to encourage investment from organisations into R&D projects.
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How will Covid-19 affect the going concern requirements?

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020 by Vanessa Cooper | Group Technical Tax Manager

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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R&D Tax Credits: doing nothing is not an option

Posted on Tuesday 15 October 2019 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

In their latest podcast, Accountancy Age spoke to GovGrant’s CEO, Luke Hamm, about the need for the R&D tax credit programme to be kickstarted in the UK in order to drive much-needed innovation. In this entertaining podcast, we cover why the government must do more, how businesses of all sizes are missing out, the regional problem and why the big four need to take some of the blame for the issue.

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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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Accountants urged to champion innovation tax credits

Posted on Tuesday 8 January 2019 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Preliminary GovGrant research finds a potential 50% service gap in for UK businesses. Over a third, (38%) of UK accountancy practices may not provide their clients with tax credit services for innovation and R&D, and a further 13% say there is no client demand for this service. The preliminary findings come from a survey of accounting firms by innovation tax specialist GovGrant, which helps the UK’s most innovative businesses claim tax benefits for their R&D and intellectual property.

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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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Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme explained

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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How AI is changing all our lives – even for accountants

Posted on Tuesday 31 July 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The march of artificial intelligence is seemingly unstoppable. An AI-world is viewed with alarm or excitement depending, I suspect on whether the Terminator movies increase your pulse rate or send you to sleep.

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Steve Phillips – CFO at GovGrant – on life in the world of R&D and Innovation

Posted on Monday 30 July 2018 by Steve Phillips | Chief Financial Officer

Q. You’ve had a number of senior roles in private equity-backed businesses, and in private equity, so what was the attraction of joining GovGrant?

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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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Who ya gonna call?

Posted on Tuesday 3 July 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

We are working more closely than ever with accountants to help businesses secure the grants which are so vital to encourage continued innovation which not only helps them to an edge over competitors but also keeps the wheels of industry turning.

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