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Three challenges revealed in this year’s HMRC statistics

Posted on Tuesday 6 October 2020 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Now that I have had some time to digest the recent update from HMRC in respect of the R&D tax credits and Patent Box statistics, there are three things that have stood out for me:
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IP strategy – key to thriving in a post-covid world

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

As non-essential business begins to reopen after months of non-trading, and those on furlough start to return to work, many companies across the UK are pressing the ‘resume’ button in an environment with greater volatility than ever before. This will pose challenges on an unprecedented scale; therefore, companies will be doing all they can to ensure that there is enough cash available to weather the storm that is to come.
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In our hour of need is the UK’s patent process a help or a hindrance?

Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2020 by Akshay Thaman | Intellectual Property Analyst

It is safe to say that the sudden emergence of Covid-19 and its impact has taken the world by surprise. It has brought economies to their knees as well as posed social challenges, but most importantly, it represents a great threat to the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable. In these truly unprecedented times, our hopes of fighting, mitigating, and eventually, overcoming this global pandemic rest on the shoulders of innovative companies, universities and other organisations coming up with technical solutions to solve this problem, and fast.
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GovGrant urges separation of audit and consultancy in order to embrace contingent fees for consultancy services

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2019 by Steve Phillips | Chief Financial Officer

The CEO of one of the UK’s leading innovation tax specialists has called for contingent fees to be fully embraced by clients seeking the best possible outcome for their R&D and innovation tax credits strategy. Luke Hamm, CEO of GovGrant, which specialises in helping firms claim tax credits from their innovation and intellectual property, which is then re-invested, said that contingent (or success fees) were a better means of deriving full value from a claim than fixed fees or hourly rates.

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GovGrant appoints Bartholdi to spearhead sales and marketing

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

GovGrant, the innovation tax credits specialist, has appointed Dominic Bartholdi as head of sales. GovGrant, [which is based in St Albans] helps businesses take advantage of government tax credits for innovation, R&D and intellectual property such as patents. The proceeds are then ploughed back into the businesses to generate more investment in innovation. Luke Hamm said Dominic’s arrival comes on the back of a record quarterly trading performance with turnover increasing by over 30% at the end of last year.

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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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Honda closure must bring about government re-think for innovation, says GovGrant CEO

Posted on Tuesday 5 March 2019 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Honda’s decision to close its Swindon car plant by 2022 has been hijacked by the politics of Brexit. No surprise there, but the closure also blows a big hole in the government’s industrial strategy, which placed some big bets on the development and production of electric vehicles in the UK.

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The real Sir James Dyson question: What has Singapore got that the UK hasn’t?

Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2019 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Sir James Dyson’s decision to move his corporate HQ from the UK to Singapore has unleashed a storm of Brexit-related comment. Sir James, one of the UK’s most successful inventors, is a prominent Brexit supporter, and he has been widely criticised as hypocritical on social media and in the MSM.

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GovGrant CEO says urgent reform of UK Patent Policy needed

Posted on Thursday 24 January 2019 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

  • Hacker Young study identifies obtaining more AI patents as key to UK’s future growth
  • System for obtaining patents stacked against SMEs

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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 joins influential All Party Group for Design and Innovation

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2018 by Clive Flood | Chief Operating Officer

GovGrant, the innovation tax incentive specialist, has joined the All Party Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), a parliamentary body made up of MPs and Peers that champions innovation inside and outside Parliament.

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Latest Govt stats highlight how SMEs are critical to the health of the nation.

Posted on Monday 15 October 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Business powers our economy, even if Boris Johnson colourfully disagrees, and the Chancellor has a chance to underscore the government’s support for business – especially small business – in his Budget at the end of October.

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Innovation the key for better business

Posted on Wednesday 22 August 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

One of the more heartening aspects of this year’s Federation of Small Business (FSB) innovation survey is that SMEs know they need to innovate, particularly in the face of competition.

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Shine a light on hidden innovation

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Hidden innovation needs to be brought out from the shadows and into the spotlight.

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GovGrant in Europe’s top 100

Posted on Tuesday 17 April 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Business innovation funding and tax relief specialist GovGrant has been shortlisted for a prestigious global award.

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What’s in a name?

Posted on Friday 20 October 2017 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

On 2 October 2017, GGTC, Capital Allowance Specialists and Patent Box Consultations starting trading as GovGrant – why?

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