There’s Nothing Like a Deadline to Get the Job Done!

The run up to Christmas always demonstrates how much we can get done when we have a deadline. It’s a bit like when we’re about to head off on holiday and we’re amazed about the amount of work that we can get done when we put our heads down and get to work. There’s nothing … Read moreThere’s Nothing Like a Deadline to Get the Job Done!

Essential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Here’s our preferred current core ‘technology stack’ at work: Trello Trello is our core project management tool. It has become our central dashboard to running our business. We are power-users at our Firm so we track everything into and via Trello. All tasks are set up as cards and passed through the Kanban-style workflow process. … Read moreEssential Technology Work Tools (Nov 2018)

Tax Matters: R&D tax credits; Patent Box plus SEIS / EIS course

Here’s a round up of some recent financial & tax news that might be of interest – you can find an audio download version of this post below: Calls for quarterly R&D tax relief for SMEs In an effort to boost SME cashflow, there are calls for the Government to make the UK R&D tax … Read moreTax Matters: R&D tax credits; Patent Box plus SEIS / EIS course

GF003 – Get Funded! podcast – What are the key tax benefits of SEIS?

Get funded!In this 3rd episode of the Get Funded! podcast we explore the key tax benefits of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) including:

  • 50% income tax relief
  • potential for 14% capital gains tax shelter
  • IHT exemption after 2 years
  • CGT free sale after 3 years
  • Sideways income tax relief should the startup fail

All in all this can amount to up to 86.5% tax shelter for the investor so only 13.5% capital may be at risk.

What will the 7 May election mean for UK tech companies?

As we run up to the 7 May 2015 election, thoughts turn to what the result might mean for UK startup and fast growth companies? Techcrunch has noted the partisan approach that UK tech companies seem to be taking in writing a letter in support of the Conservative Party and points out that this stance should … Read moreWhat will the 7 May election mean for UK tech companies?

March Budget 2014 – Key points for Digital, tech & creative companies

Highlights include: Increase in payable R&D tax credit for loss-making SMEs from 11% to 14.5% for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2014. This means that approximately 33% of qualifying spend is eligible for a tax credit rather than the current 24.75% Seed EIS (SEIS) turned into a permanent tax relief given its success … Read moreMarch Budget 2014 – Key points for Digital, tech & creative companies

Has your company missed out on EMI too?

Enterprise Management Incentive share option schemes (or ‘EMI’ for short) have long been a useful tool for entrepreneurial fast growing companies that wish to both tie-in key employees and incentivise them tax efficiently with the promise of jam tomorrow in the form of a slice of the share equity. The peculiar thing as evidenced from … Read moreHas your company missed out on EMI too?

10 need to know facts about the UK Patent Box

You may already be successfully claiming R&D tax credits for your fast growth company. If so, you might be wondering what’s next in terms of tax incentives to assist your business once you have gone beyond the research and development phase and into the phase of commercial exploitation? Up until now, there hasn’t been much…. … Read more10 need to know facts about the UK Patent Box