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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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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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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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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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Case Study: D&D Chocolates

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

For D&D chocolates, formulating new products isn’t as simple as finding a flavour that works and running with it. D&D was established as a dairy-free chocolate brand in the 1980’s, catering to customers (particularly children) with dairy allergies. Since its inception, their product range has grown to incorporate carob...

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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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