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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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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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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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Food, glorious food

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

Public tastes are always in flux, with food trends and ethics influencing the way we consume food and where we are willing to spend our money. From flavours to production methods to packaging, food manufacturers constantly need to respond to these changing preferences, modifying their practices to cater to...

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Take advantage of Packaging Waste Regulations with R&D

Wednesday, 14th September 2016

Tightening waste legislation presents an excellent opportunity for recycling firms. Thanks to the government’s Packaging Waste Regulations product producers, distributors and vendors are increasingly having to take greater responsibility for the waste their goods generate, either internally or through third party waste management. With the consolidation of the 2007...

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X marks the spot: Is R&D buried in your business?

Tuesday, 9th August 2016

R&D tax credits can be a treasure trove for businesses of all shapes and sizes, but 75% of eligible firms don’t know where to look or how to claim. Here, Greville Warwick, Director of MCS Corporate Strategies LTD, explains how X marks the spot – you just need 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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Closing the loop: Recycling and R&D

Thursday, 30th June 2016

  It’s the ultimate goal for businesses attempting to create a sustainable, efficient production line, but how can ‘closing the loop’ result in R&D? We take a look at how two MCS clients embraced closed loop recycling on a grand scale – and successfully claimed R&D tax credits as...

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