The Mussel Club is a very successful business networking group which organises a wide range of networking and social events across the North East. The Mussel Club’s events regularly draw together hundreds of business people from varied backgrounds to hear high calibre speakers in interesting venues. We worked with the Mussel Club in its development of an innovative software platform which helps coordinate the membership base, engage event participants and helps the organisers
What will be the impact of Brexit on R&D tax relief? This is a question we are being asked regularly by accountants and clients. At this stage nothing has been announced and we suspect the Government will have plenty of other things to focus on before looking at making changes to R&D tax; however with recession looming both here and in Europe which is our biggest export market, it is fair to say some additional stimulus to make UK businesses more competitive would be welcome.
Universities need to act fast to secure UK Government funding. There is a time-limited opportunity for Universities to claim R&D tax relief on their research activities which runs out on 31/7/2016. Universities that have not made a claim by that date will not be able to claim for their costs between 1/8/2013 - 31/7/2014. Changes to the legislation also prevent universities claiming this funding for any costs falling after 31/7/2015 - so there is currently an opportunity to c