Confirmed date for the merged R&D tax relief scheme
The headline news is that plans for a single R&D tax relief scheme, which merges the SME and RDEC schemes, is confirmed to go ahead for accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2024. This confounds earlier speculation that there would be a delay. This does at least give us some certainty on the timelines, although it is indicative of the continued fast pace of change around R&D tax relief.
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