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VGTR culture test explained

Wednesday, 10th May 2017

VGTR culture test explained VGTR is a valuable tool for game developers, offering the opportunity to recoup as much as 25% of development costs for games that have cultural relevance to the UK. The full guidelines are supplied by the BFI, who assess the games eligibility, but they can...

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Q&A with Tandem Patents

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Adrian Sewell founded Tandem Patents in 2016, to help specialist engineering and design companies through the patent process. A dual qualified patent attorney and chartered mechanical engineer with a passion for innovative design, Adrian established Tandem to give his clients a personal and practical service that larger firms can’t...

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Scaling Up? Four ways tax relief could help

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Scaling up can be a difficult time for businesses, both financially and logistically. MCS corporate has worked with businesses across all stages of growth, and know that R&D tax credits can be a useful – but often overlooked – financial tool to help facilitate fast growth. We look at...

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Enterprise zones

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Twelve new enterprise zones will be going live across the UK this April, further supporting economic growth across the UK. The new locations, which stretch from the north-east to the south-west, bring the total number of Enterprise Zones in England to 48. A crucial part of the government’s drive...

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Ahead of the Game: skills and tax relief in the video game industry

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Ninety percent of game development companies intend to expand this year, but with Brexit on the horizon, many are concerned that a lack of skilled workers could prevent growth. In an increasingly competitive market, where demand for AAA standard gaming can cause financial concerns even for larger developers, game...

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Spring Budget 2017: How it compares to green paper pledges

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

  Hammond’s Spring Budget speech on Wednesday made repeated reference to making Britain the best place in the world to do business, but featured frustratingly few economic details of what the post-Brexit landscape will look like for businesses. However, the Chancellor’s first budget since the Government’s Building the UK’s...

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Building the UK’s Industrial Strategy

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

We take a look at Theresa May’s hotly anticipated green paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, and find out what it means for the future of R&D… Theresa May’s highly anticipated green paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, was released this week, outlining proposals to boost industrial innovation and activity in...

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Our friends in the north: the manufacturing divide

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Out of over 22k R&D claims in 2015, less than 3% came from businesses in the north east. We take a look at the industry’s North/South divide and see what manufacturers can do access R&D cash flow. It’s not an easy time to be a manufacturer. Although the industry...

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Innovation, cash flow and risk: the impact of R&D tax credits

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

R&D tax credits are more than just a financial pat on the back for product or service innovation. For many of the businesses who claim R&D, tax credits become an integral part of the business, shaping the way that development is carried out and creative decisions are made –...

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New Year’s resolution No.1: Make an R&D claim

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

If you’ve been thinking of claiming R&D tax credits all year without doing anything about it, make it your first priority in the New Year – you won’t regret it. Here are our top three reasons to explore R&D tax credits in 2017: You‘re probably missing out on cash...

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