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Making a difference: How our service can help

Friday, 22nd September 2017

Submitting a successful claim is all about asking the right questions, and it can take an expert to find the right answers. At MCS, we understand that while finding eligible expenditure can be difficult, it’s only one part of the process. Unlike our competitors, our team take care of...

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Four projects that could qualify for R&D (that might surprise you)

Tuesday, 13th June 2017

  It’s estimated that 97% of SMEs are missing out on R&D tax credits, despite being eligible for the relief. If you think your business doesn’t do R&D, take a look at these surprising activities that could qualify for R&D tax credits: Improving sustainability Whether it’s cutting down waste,...

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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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R&D spending boosted in Autumn Statement

Thursday, 24th November 2016

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement had some excellent news for R&D, with government spending on R&D set to rise by an extra £2bn by 2020/21. The dramatic increase is part of the government’s plan to drive economic growth in the UK and strengthen the country’s position in the run-up...

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Case study: AIS LIMS Ltd

Thursday, 24th November 2016

  Founded by Dr Mike Bertenshaw and Dr Dai Darkin, AIS Ltd have been providing bespoke laboratory information management systems since 1991, growing a varied client base across the UK. The bespoke nature of the systems they create for clients has led to a huge quantity of R&D taking...

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What’s the answer to the recycling crisis?

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

MCS reports from Recoup The MCS Corporate Strategies team were at RECOUP to talk to recycling firms about how R&D Tax Credits could help companies to keep abreast of the ever changing demands facing the industry. Yet while R&D can bring much needed cash flow to businesses feeling the...

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Recycling firms are feeling the pinch. Here’s how R&D can help.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016

The UK Recycling industry is taking a bit of a beating at the moment, with plummeting oil prices and the shadow of Brexit having a direct impact on bottom lines and future growth. Yet there are also plenty of opportunities out there, for businesses that can afford to take...

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One small change: Exporting Overseas

Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Just one small change in operations can have a domino effect on your business, creating research and development activity that isn’t always immediately apparent. A simple decision to tweak a product, or change a manufacturing component, could result in R&D in a number of departments, as alterations are made...

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