R&D Tax Credit claims are more than a numbers exercise. How can an experienced R&D consultant help?

As demonstrated in a recent WMBC update, HMRC have paused processing of certain claims to investigate some irregular claims. To reduce these irregularities, HMRC are tightening their controls and requesting higher quality R&D reports in support of the claim. The additional attention to the report writing is there to eliminate R&D fraud....
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Tax Fee Protection Insurance and Corporate Funding & Insurance

Zeal TFPI and Cornerstone Finance Group have a great working partnership that provides specialist expertise in Tax Fee Protection Insurance, a wide variety of Commercial Insurance, Corporate, Mortgage and Private Finance solutions as well as Capital Allowances tax savings.Contact Mike Scales on mike@gozeal.co.uk for an initial discussion....
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How to plan your R&D claim

Do you factor R&D into your next year’s cash-flow forecast? Many companies will shortly begin their new financial year. Now that the accounts are most likely done and dusted, you are already waiting for your R&D tax credit claim to be processed. Typically, we look at R&D claims retrospectively, assessing projects’ eligibility....
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R&D tax relief plays a significant role in the decision making of small companies in the UK

Introduction Some articles have been written prior to the Chancellors Spring statement (23rd March 2022) suggesting that the Government is looking to change or cut the SME R&D scheme. Sunak plans overhaul of ‘generous’ R&D tax credits – Financial Times. Sunak eyes reining in small business R&D tax credits – sma....
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Family Investment Companies: A modern successor to the medieval trust?

BackgroundOver the Christmas period, I read the book “The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream”. It was a fabulous read and illustrated both the fragile political world, and the spectacular gore, of the Middle Ages. But this is not an article about gore. No, this article picks up (albeit somewhat tenuously!) on....
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