North West SMEs claim an average £32,000 R&D tax relief

Latest HM Revenue & Customs figures reveal that a total of £52m tax relief was claimed in the North West under the UK R&D tax credit scheme in 2010-11. The £52m is spread over 985 claims giving an average claim of £53,000 (interestingly, this compares with an average claim of just £19,000 in London!), although … Read moreNorth West SMEs claim an average £32,000 R&D tax relief

Budget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)

Yesterday’s Budget speech provided largely good news for entrepreneurs in the digital, technology and creative sectors. George Osborne had promised an “unashamedly” pro-business, pro-growth and pro-aspiration Budget and, although it might be over-flattering to suggest that he achieved this, he certainly made some positive inroads toward addressing some of the roadblocks facing early-stage startups and … Read moreBudget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)