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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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3 things ISO taught us about our business

Tuesday, 12th September 2017

ISO accreditation is very important to our team at MCS. For us, it’s about far more than putting ticks against boxes and receiving a ‘pass’, and it always has been. From the start we’ve used the ISO process as a valuable tool, one that helps us to review and...

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Starting up? Three things you need to know about R&D tax credits

Thursday, 20th July 2017

  When is a company more innovative than when it’s starting up? The first year of almost any business is centered on new ideas, new processes and new products, as the business finds its niche and develops its USPs. Yet it’s not just the first twelve months that’s filled...

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Time is running out until GDPR: are you developing a solution?

Thursday, 20th July 2017

It is now 10 months until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes law, on 25th May 2018, and a huge number of businesses in the UK still aren’t compliant. Yet almost every business will be effected by the new legislation, and the repercussions for even minor or unintentional...

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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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4K Gaming: Claiming R&D and VGTR

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

The struggle towards 1080/60fps gaming continues – and that struggle doesn’t come cheap. Although 4K capable consoles have hit the market – the PS4 Pro launched earlier this year, with Xbox Project Scorpion set to release later in 2017 – 4k games remain in the minority, with many developers...

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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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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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