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R&D tax relief hits the headlines for the wrong reasons

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2023 by Akshay Thaman | IP Consultant & Policy Lead

You may have seen that the R&D tax relief schemes have been hitting the headlines again this week. There has also been a flurry of activity and information from HMRC that you may not be aware of. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to run you through it, explain what it means for the future of the schemes and what our, GovGrant , opinion is.

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Advanced notification requirement – clarification from HMRC

Posted on Monday 3 July 2023 by Clive Flood | Chief Operating Officer

You will have heard that soon, in some circumstances, HMRC will need advanced notice of your intention to claim R&D tax relief. We’ve been receiving a lot of queries from our clients and our partner accountants asking for clarification of this requirement, not least because the guidance provided is not particularly clear and appears to contradict the draft legislation. We asked HMRC to clarify and hope that we can explain further here.> Read more

What do tax leaders need to deliver R&D tax incentives to the most innovative companies in the UK?

Posted on Wednesday 3 May 2023 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The R&D tax relief advisory market is responding to ever-changing legislation, a more robust approach from HMRC, and uncertainties in future policy direction. Last week we hosted a roundtable discussion with Senior Tax Leaders to discuss how these issues are manifesting for us and our clients.
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GovGrant partners with Source Advisors

Posted on Friday 31 March 2023 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Roll the clock back to 2006 and R&D tax was a thing people barely knew about. Compare that to now where it dominates the government investment plan to turn the UK in to a Science Superpower.

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Countdown to COP26

Posted on Thursday 21 October 2021 by Colin Barr

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow at the end of this month.
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Rocket into 2021 | Part 2

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021 by Somil Goyal | Investment Lead

We at GovGrant have 15 years’ experience of helping innovative UK companies, and their investors, achieve commercial value from innovation. With our Rocket into 2021 campaign, we are looking in-depth at the UK private capital markets, and how to help clients and investors improve cash flow and valuation in these difficult and volatile times.
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Rocket into 2021

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2021 by Somil Goyal | Investment Lead

We all know how hard and volatile 2020 was for the UK economy. UK public equity indices crashed 30% from close to all-time highs over the period from January to March. They have since recovered at least half of the lost ground. The bounce back in the US, led by technology and high growth sectors, was much stronger and led to new all-time highs.
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IP strategy – key to thriving in a post-covid world

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020 by Akshay Thaman | IP Consultant & Policy Lead

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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GovGrant responds to the government launch of the R&D Roadmap

Posted on Wednesday 1 July 2020 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

On 1 July 2020, the government released an R&D Roadmap to set out a vision to attract global talent, cut unnecessary bureaucracy, and cement the UK as a world-leading science superpower.
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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 | IP Consultant & Policy Lead

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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