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From Shakespeare to Lara Croft & Line of Duty Creative Sector Tax Reliefs

Did you know the creative industries contributed £115.9 billion to the UK economy according to government figures? Employing around 2 million people. It’s a growing sector. Things have moved on a bit. All the world may be a stage and we may all still be just players to paraphrase Shakespeare. But we’re now also talking […]

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R&D Incentives Insider

Want to keep up to date on everything that is going on in the world of R&D? Our R&D team produce a regular newsletter which provides a round up of news, expert opinion with a healthy dose of humour and insight into their world within Cooper Parry. Current edition Download a PDF of the latest […]

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INCREASE IN CORPORATION TAX RATES EQUALS MORE INCENTIVE TO CLAIM R&D INCENTIVES

Rishi Sunak announced a planned increase in Corporation Tax rates to 25% from 1 April 2023.  This is a sharp hike from the current rate of 19% causing an area of contention for many UK business leaders. However, as tax rates rise, reliefs become even more valuable, creating more reason for businesses to maximise their […]

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE R&D REGIME

20 July 2022

Time for an update on forthcoming changes that are proposed changes to R&D regime   You may already have heard about the future changes in...

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HMRC CLAMP DOWN HARD ON R&D FRAUD

11 July 2022

For years the R&D incentives have been the most generous benefits left in the corporate tax legislation. The reputation of the R&D advisory industry has...

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Spring Statement – Reform of the R&D tax credits regime

23 March 2022

The Chancellor used the 2022 Spring Statement to announce that he is introducing a tax plan to create a stronger, more secure economy for the...

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R&D Consultation: we need your help!

26 January 2022

As part of modernising the regime and tackling misuse, HM Treasury are requesting views on new measures being brought in from April 2023 in relation...

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Who pays for your Research and Development?

17 December 2021

How R&D projects are operated by companies varies. In-house teams could be leading the projects autonomously or they may be subcontracted or paid for by...

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R&D Incentives Insider – December 21

16 December 2021

Following the successful launch of Incentives Insider, take a look at our festive edition of Cooper Parry’s R&D newsletter! Treats include an overview of recent...

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R&D IN MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY

9 December 2021

Medical Devices (‘MD’) are products or equipment intended generally for a medical use and include a vast range of products.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: MODERNISING THE R&D SCHEME – CLARITY ON PROPOSED CHANGES

6 December 2021

Following recent consultations and at Rishi Sunak’s latest budget, it was proposed that the R&D relief regime would be modernised to allow certain IT related...

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R&D CLAIMS – HMRC’S TIGHTENING STANCE

22 November 2021

There’s increasing talk of HMRC paying more scrutiny to R&D claims. Here we take a look at the themes coming out of recent tax cases...

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