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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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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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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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EU Data Protection regulations

Thursday, 24th November 2016

How privacy regulations are affecting IT innovators…and how R&D can help you stay one step ahead. The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform way back in January 2012, to make sure that Europe would have robust regulation to protect its citizens’ private data in the digital...

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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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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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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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Ask the right R&D questions: MCS Flow Chart

Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Submitting a successful R&D tax credit claim is all about asking the right questions, as R&D expenditure can occur where you least expect it. Take a look at our R&D Flow Chart and you could be in for a surprise… Download the chart as a PDF here: MCS (1)  

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