Funding for SMEs

    We continue to secure grants for our SME clients including €1.9m for an electronics and software company to develop the next generation of their refrigeration monitoring and control system.
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    Ask and you may receive...using the Data Protection Act

    In a number of recent IR35 cases we have received ‘caught’ opinions from HMRC following their fact finding/contact with the end client, which in the majority of cases we are not privy to. At this juncture we have requested notes of the meeting, both handwritten and typed, as well as a copy of the questions asked of the end client, in order to ensure that we have a complete understanding of all of the information on which HMRC have based their opinion so that we can formulate a robust, and comprehensive response in defence of our clients position.
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    R&D scheme a generous tax relief

    The R&D scheme is a tremendously generous tax relief which can secure substantial tax repayments or even payable tax credits for loss-making companies which have paid no corporation tax.
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    Evading the evaders

    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 received Royal Assent in April and contains new corporate offences relating to the failure to prevent tax evasion by an associated person. Unlimited fines await a conviction. However, if reasonable prevention procedures are put in place, a prosecution is unlikely.
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    What's popular this month?

    A Tribunal victory for law over guidance as HMRC loses a tax case, the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme summarised and some technical guidance surrounding s455 provide an insight into the range of subjects asked of our telephone advisers during June.
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    Helping to fund the future

    When innovation projects are complete, many companies need to invest in new machinery, plant or premises to realise benefit from this. Lack of capital needn’t be a stumbling block at this stage.
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    Inheritance tax planning gets new lease of life

    A record £4.7bn was raised from IHT in 2015/16, which has prompted families to seek sensible advice on protecting their wealth for future generations. This article looks at changes in the IHT friendly investment market to summarise the options available.
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