23RD NOVEMBER, 2023
Autumn Statement 2023: HMRC's R&D Tax Credit Scheme Changes
Discover HMRC's 2024 R&D tax credit scheme changes. Get key insights on the merged RDEC, SME rules, and impacts on UK innovation.
9TH NOVEMBER, 2023
Shining a Light on R&D: Analysing the HMRC R&D Tax Credit Statistics for 2021-2022
Venture into the latest insights from HMRC on R&D tax credits for the fiscal year 2021-2022.
25TH OCTOBER, 2023
Customer Persona Development for R&D
Unlock R&D Success with Customer Persona Development. Learn how creating customer personas can guide SMEs in tailoring their research and innovation efforts effectively.
11TH OCTOBER, 2023
Should I Use a Specialist for R&D Tax Credits Claim?
Explore the benefits of using an R&D Tax Credit specialist. Understand HMRC guidelines, maximise your claims, and avoid common pitfalls. Ensure compliance and maximise returns on your innovative endeavours.
28TH SEPTEMBER, 2023
R&D Tax Credits for Software Projects: A Guide
Dive into the world of R&D tax credits and discover which software projects qualify. From AI innovations to custom solutions, learn how your software development can offer substantial tax benefits
13TH SEPTEMBER, 2023
R&D Budget: How Much Should You Invest?
This blog is designed to be a comprehensive guide tailored for UK-based companies on the strategic importance and practical aspects of allocating a budget for Research and Development (R&D).
25TH AUGUST, 2023
Essential Metrics for R&D Performance & ROI
From innovation efficiency to time-to-market, learn how to quantify your R&D success for maximum impact.
10TH AUGUST, 2023
Exploring the Impact of AI in R&D: Unveiling New Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges
Explore the transformative impact of AI on Research & Development. Delve into the revolutionary opportunities it presents and the challenges it poses in modern R&D landscapes.
26TH JULY, 2023
4 Key Questions To Ask Before You Claim R&D Tax Credits
his blog will provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you ask the right questions, navigate the process, and optimise your R&D tax credit claim.
14TH JULY, 2023
What To Look For In An Online R&D Tax Credits Claim Portal
In this blog, we'll explore what to look for in an online R&D tax credits claim portal.
27TH JUNE, 2023
The Role of R&D Tax Credits in the Growth of UK Construction Companies
Discover the transformative power of R&D tax credits and how they can spur growth and innovation in UK construction companies, fostering a more sustainable and resilient industry.
14TH JUNE, 2023
FAQs: Navigating R&D Tax Credits for UK Companies
In this blog, we address frequently asked questions about R&D tax credits, to empower UK companies to fully leverage this valuable incentive for innovation and growth.
31ST MAY, 2023
What Is A 'Going Concern' And How Does It Affect R&D Tax Credits?
In this blog, we aim to demystify the relationship between the accounting concept of a 'Going Concern' and its significant impact on the application and maximisation of Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits, a crucial financial incentive for innovative companies
23RD MAY, 2023
Cost Tracking for R&D Projects: Best Practices
Discover practical insights to streamline cost tracking for R&D projects, making it easier for UK SMEs and small businesses to claim valuable R&D tax credits.
4TH MAY, 2023
Discover Tax Cloud at Accountex 2023 and Support a Good Cause!
Discover our innovative online R&D tax portal at Accountex 2023 and join us in supporting a great cause with every demo we conduct at our stand!
25TH APRIL, 2023
The Ultimate Guide to Submitting a Winning R&D Tax Credit Claim for UK SMEs and Small Businesses
Discover the ultimate guide to submitting a winning R&D tax credit claim for UK SMEs and small businesses, complete with expert tips, a step-by-step application process, and insightful case studies.
12TH APRIL, 2023
R&D Tax Credits in the UK: How SMEs Can Benefit
Whether you are a startup or a well-established business, the guide offers helpful advice, tips and practical information on how to maximise your claim and boost innovation in your business.
27TH MARCH, 2023
Understanding Qualifying Indirect Activities for R&D Tax Credits in the UK
If you're a UK company looking to make an R&D tax credits claim, it's essential to understand what qualifying indirect activities are. From defining indirect activities to providing examples of qualifying activities, we'll cover everything you need to know to make a successful claim.
15TH MARCH, 2023
Unlocking R&D Tax Credits for Manufacturing Companies in the UK: Understanding Qualifying Activities
Unlocking R&D tax credits for manufacturing companies in the UK remains a significant yet underutilised opportunity. By understanding the qualifying activities, firms can identify and substantiate their eligibility, thereby maximising their claim potential
28TH FEBRUARY, 2023
R&D Tax Credits: A Quick Guide to Technical Reports
In this blog post, we provide a quick guide so you can get up-to-speed with everything you need to know about how to create and submit your technical reports when making an R&D claim.
15TH FEBRUARY, 2023
What Costs Can Be Claimed Through R&D Tax Credits
In today's competitive business landscape, companies must stay innovative to survive, and R&D tax credits offer valuable incentives to support research and development costs - but which costs can be claimed?
2ND FEBRUARY, 2023
R&D Tax Credits: What Does "Technological Or Scientific Uncertainty" Actually Mean?
If your company is creating a new or improved product, service or process, then you may be eligible for R&D Tax Credits. This article explains what HMRC considers to be qualifying R&D.
17TH JANUARY, 2023
9 (Legal) Ways to Reduce Your Corporation Tax bill
This blog post aims to provide an overview of 9 legal strategies that UK businesses can implement in order to reduce their corporate taxes.
29TH DECEMBER, 2022
Why your business needs Tax Cloud
If your company has plans for innovative growth projects, or indeed has undergone such projects recently, then read on - it may well be the best thing you’ve done all year.
22ND DECEMBER, 2022
8 important factors to consider when starting up a business
Building a business from scratch can be scary, but our eight considerations below are a great starting point.
7TH DECEMBER, 2022
The four worst habits that can hold your business back from being creative
In today's competitive business world, it is more important than ever to be innovative and creative. However, many businesses find themselves held back by bad habits that crush their creativity.
7TH NOVEMBER, 2022
How R&D Tax Credits can help your start-up grow
Start-ups grow at a rate of knots - they have to for survival. Find out how claiming R&D Tax Credits can make such a big difference for new innovative companies especially.
24TH OCTOBER, 2022
Top Tax Cloud FAQs
At Tax Cloud we get plenty of questions from companies looking to maximise their R&D tax relief claims whilst avoiding the often higher fees paid to consultants. So we've put all the answers in one place!
10TH OCTOBER, 2022
R&D Tax Credit claims are easy with Tax Cloud
Claiming R&D Tax Credits can be a complex process. But the Tax Cloud portal makes it easy and inexpensive.
12TH SEPTEMBER, 2022
Back to basics: Simple ways to cut soaring business costs
The cost of living is sky high. Both personally and in business, every penny counts and with inflation currently hovering at 10% and rising, cutting costs is paramount.
30TH AUGUST, 2022
Did you know that Tax Cloud integrates with Xero?
If your business uses Xero, it's even easier to make a fully optimised R&D Tax Credits claim using the Tax Cloud portal.
12TH AUGUST, 2022
Guest post: Business a little risk averse? Tips to better manage the innovation gamble
Innovation and risk go hand in hand. But in these times of narrow margins and irreplaceable brand reputation, jumping into a risky new innovation project can feel seriously overwhelming. It doesn't have to be with our tips.
2ND AUGUST, 2022
R&D Tax Credits: Don’t fall through the HMRC trapdoor
You know that saying “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”? Well that’s certainly the case when it comes to R&D Tax Credits. Follow our top tips to avoid an HMRC enquiry.
18TH JULY, 2022
How R&D Tax Credits can help your startup grow
Startups will only survive if they grow - and fast. It’s the key to streamlining processes, enhancing the supply chain, reducing costs and eliminating waste from production.
20TH JUNE, 2022
R&D Tax Credits made simple for small businesses
Maybe you’ve heard of R&D Tax Credits, maybe you haven’t. But if your business has recently undertaken any innovative work that involved some advancement in science or technology then this is for you. Especially if you’re an SME.
14TH JUNE, 2022
Update: HMRC pause some R&D tax claims
HMRC previously paused some R&D tax relief payments while they investigate an increase in irregular claims. See the latest update.
6TH JUNE, 2022
Getting the best out of your R&D Tax Credits claim
Since its launch back in 2017, the Tax Cloud portal has been continuously tweaked and improved. Why not see how much your company could claim?
31ST MAY, 2022
Guest blog: Medical inventions that changed the world
At Tax Cloud, innovation is our thing. So we thought we’d put together our top five picks of the most game-changing medical inventions and how they came about.
23RD MAY, 2022
The Tax Cloud Partner Programme: How it works
The Tax Cloud portal is pretty amazing (even if we do say so ourselves). If you’ve not come across it before it’s a market-leading online solution designed to make claiming R&D Tax Credits a breeze.
26TH APRIL, 2022
Guest post: Scared of change? How your company can manage innovation risk
The draw of "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it" can be strong. But only by managing innovation risk can a company realistically survive and thrive.
26TH APRIL, 2022
Is my small business eligible for R&D Tax Credits?
Let’s face it, SMEs in particular need all the extra financial help they can get to innovate and grow. Ready to claim R&D Tax Credits?
12TH APRIL, 2022
R&D Tax Credits: Busting the myths and the mystery
R&D Tax Credits are for science labs and techie companies, right? Or huge conglomerates with R&D spends of millions? Wrong! Don't fall for the myths.
29TH MARCH, 2022
R&D and the pandemic: What are the effects?
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many R&D projects stalled as companies simply tried to stay afloat every day. So what now?
1ST MARCH, 2022
What are the benefits of a self-service R&D tax portal?
Small businesses particularly will only succeed in an R&D tax relief claim by working with a specialist consultancy to guide them through the process. A self-service portal like Tax Cloud does exactly this.
15TH FEBRUARY, 2022
Is your company ready for the new plastic tax in April?
From the 1st April 2022, a new tax comes into force around plastic packaging. How will it affect your business?
14TH FEBRUARY, 2022
The key to long-term business success? Innovation governance
An organisation will only succeed long term if it takes a strategic, proactive approach to innovation governance right from the top downwards.
1ST FEBRUARY, 2022
Did you know the UK has the most unicorns in Europe? You saw it here first!
No, we’re not talking mythical white horses with horns here. These are billion-dollar start-ups right here on home soil. But what sectors are they in, and why do they launch here? We take a look.
20TH JANUARY, 2022
R&D Tax Credits: 4 benefits of claiming (that most companies don't know about)
R&D Tax Credits mean up to 33% of innovation costs can be claimed back from HMRC. Generous indeed, but there are other benefits to claiming too.
18TH JANUARY, 2022
Dry January fatigue? How innovation in non-alcoholic drinks is making it bearable
Many of us are starting to struggle with our new year pledges. But all is not lost! No and low-alcohol drinks manufacturers are really catching up.
6TH JANUARY, 2022
Going, going, gone: The rise and fall of the BlackBerry
Having launched with great fanfare 23 years ago, the BlackBerry has sadly gone sour. But why?
16TH DECEMBER, 2021
Why R&D Tax Credits should be planned for - not left ‘til the last minute
It’s well worth considering R&D Tax Credits during the course of the project itself - not as an afterthought. Here we look at why.
27TH OCTOBER, 2021
Breaking News from Budget 2021 on UK R&D Tax Credits
At the previous Budget in Spring, the government launched a review of R&D tax reliefs alongside a public consultation. The Chancellor has now announced a series of initial changes as part of this review.
21ST OCTOBER, 2021
Is There a Time Limit on R&D Tax Credits?
Claiming R&D tax credits is a great way for companies to increase their cashflow, fund innovative projects and grow. But how far back can claim R&D tax credits?
4TH OCTOBER, 2021
Was R&D a Priority for Businesses in the Year of COVID-19?
Find out how many R&D claims were made in 2020, how much was paid out in R&D support and which industries claimed the most R&D tax relief...
23RD SEPTEMBER, 2021
The Green Industrial Revolution
Droughts, hurricanes, floods and heatwaves are hitting our shores and ruining our planet. It's time something changed....
8TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
What is Cleantech and How Can It Stop Climate Change
From melting ice-caps and droughts to floods and food shortages, cleantech is one of the ways we can reverse the effects of climate change.
11TH AUGUST, 2021
Find Out How Long You Need to Wait for Your R&D Tax Credit
Waiting for your R&D tax credit claim to be processed by HMRC can be a nerve-wracking time, especially if you need the capital. Find out how long it's likely to take to receive your R&D tax credit entitlement.
27TH JULY, 2021
Can the Healthcare Sector Claim R&D Tax Credits?
The high costs associated with developing new healthcare products, improving existing ones or developing novel processes means that the healthcare sector is a prime candidate for R&D tax relief.
14TH JULY, 2021
Four Benefits of R&D Tax Credits You Might Not Have Known
Many businesses are unaware of the R&D tax credit incentive and are missing out on a whole heap of benefits as a result. Read about these top four R&D tax credits and inspire positive change for your company!
15TH JUNE, 2021
We WILL Run Out of Food in LESS Than 30 Years: Could AgriTech Save Us?
In less than 30 years, the global population will have reached 9.8 billion and the demand for food will be 60% higher. What can we do? Invest in innovative AgriTech solutions...
1ST JUNE, 2021
How R&D Tax Credits Are Affected by the North-South Divide
A clear divide between the North of the country and the South still exists to this day. The differences between the two can be seen in things like disposable income, life expectancy and even R&D tax claims! Find out why...
4TH MAY, 2021
How R&D into Electric Car Batteries is Leading the Way to a Greener Future
The technology behind electric cars and their components is moving on at a pace. R&D Tax Credits and grants can help the innovative companies behind it.
6TH APRIL, 2021
My Record Keeping Is Less Than Perfect. Can I Still Claim R&D Tax Credits?
Good record keeping is the foundation of a successful R&D Tax Credits claim. But if your record keeping isn’t ideal all is not lost.
22ND MARCH, 2021
Budget 2021: R&D Tax Relief Consultation
Find out about latest R&D Tax Relief Consultation and how the government is supporting R&D in the Spring Budget.
9TH MARCH, 2021
Why R&D In Construction Is The Key To UK Net-Zero
With the UK government pledging to slash carbon emissions by 2050, the construction industry is perfectly placed to make it happen.
23RD FEBRUARY, 2021
Too Many Start-Ups Missing Out On R&D Tax Relief. Here's Why
R&D Tax Credits have been around for nearly twenty years now. So why are so many start-ups missing out on vital cash?
25TH JANUARY, 2021
R&D Tax Credits To Be Capped From April
From April a new cap is being introduced on SME R&D Tax Credit claims to help prevent fraud. Find out more.
11TH JANUARY, 2021
How Businesses Can Recover More Quickly Post-Pandemic
COVID-19 vaccines have offered renewed hope of some normality returning in the coming months and years. Here we look at how businesses can ‘build back better’.
29TH DECEMBER, 2020
Six Ways To Manage Innovation Risk
Embracing risk - and managing it effectively - are essential ingredients in any innovative project. Here we’ve put together some tips.
14TH DECEMBER, 2020
Vaccine Approved! How R&D Is Ending The COVID-19 Pandemic
At long last the UK is leading the way out of the pandemic with a vaccine that’s now received regulatory approval. All thanks to R&D.
30TH NOVEMBER, 2020
How Much Is An R&D Tax Credits Claim Worth To An SME?
Generous R&D Tax Credit claims are making a huge difference to UK SMEs, especially in the face of the pandemic. Don’t miss out.
12TH NOVEMBER, 2020
R&D Tax Credits & The PAYE/NI Cap
Today the government has announced an update to an element of the SME R&D Scheme for accounting periods which commence on or after 1 April 2021.
27TH OCTOBER, 2020
COVID-19: How The Food And Drink Industry Is Adapting
The food and drink industry has always been a hub of innovation. But COVID-19 has meant getting creative and adapting to a “new normal”.
20TH OCTOBER, 2020
How Many Technical Reports Do I Need For My R&D Claim?
Understanding how to write a super high quality technical report - and indeed how many to include in your application - can be the key to success. Read on.
13TH OCTOBER, 2020
A Quick Guide To Start-Up Funding In The UK
Looking to put your entrepreneurial plans into action and start a brand new business? Now’s your chance to get the funding you need.
30TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
R&D Tax Credit Statistics: September 2020
HMRC have just released provisional R&D tax credit data for 2020. Below are some key findings taken from the report.
29TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
It Doesn’t Matter Where Your R&D Adviser Is Based. Here's Why
Looking for R&D tax specialists in London, or anywhere else? Why hunt around when you can make a hassle-free R&D tax relief claim online.
22ND SEPTEMBER, 2020
How To Spot An Opportunity To Innovate
We’ve all heard of those lucky few people making millions from something they’ve invented. So how did they spot that niche? Here we take a look.
15TH SEPTEMBER, 2020
Kickstart Scheme: The Role Of Younger Employees In Innovation
With the government’s new Kickstart Scheme freshly launched, it’s a great time to focus on the positives that younger people bring to the workplace.
1ST SEPTEMBER, 2020
Financing R&D: How Can My Company Attract Investors?
Give yourself the best chance of attracting investors to support your company’s innovative R&D plans. Find out more.
25TH AUGUST, 2020
How Customers Can Drive Your Business Innovation
Your customers are a goldmine of information and data, especially then it comes to innovation. Find out more.
18TH AUGUST, 2020
How SMEs Can Recognise And Reduce The Risks Of Innovation
Here we look at the different risks SMEs face, and examine the reasons why a comprehensive innovation strategy is the key to success.
11TH AUGUST, 2020
‘Build, Build, Build’ Goes Hand In Hand With Innovation
Boris Johnson has pledged to get the UK economy moving again with his promise to ‘build, build, build’. Now is the time for innovation.
4TH AUGUST, 2020
8 Reasons Why R&D Is So Beneficial For SMEs
R&D Tax Credits are proving to be a lifeline for SMEs, especially in the wake of COVID-19 chaos. Find out more.
27TH JULY, 2020
A Closer Look At The Types Of Innovation
Here we consider the four main types of business innovation, and how to support and finance them.
22ND JULY, 2020
I'm Not Eligible For The SEISS Grants. What Else I Can Claim?
For businesses that can’t claim SEISS grants, there are some other avenues to try. Here we take a look.
15TH JULY, 2020
Which Industries Benefit The Most From R&D Tax Credits?
R&D Tax Credits are open to any UK company in any sector, regardless of size. However, some sectors are more prolific claimers than others. Here we take a look.
9TH JULY, 2020
What Has R&D Taught Us About COVID-19?
Many unanswered questions still baffle scientists when it comes to coronavirus - but a huge amount has been learned too with hopefully positive times ahead.
1ST JULY, 2020
How Innovation Is Needed To Scale Up A COVID-19 Vaccine
With the transmission and fatality rates across the world increasing, the race is on to formulate a viable COVID-19 vaccine that could be scaled up fast.
24TH JUNE, 2020
Can You Claim R&D Tax Credits For Furloughed Staff?
R&D Tax Credits are a valuable way of reducing a company’s Corporation Tax bill. However some of the government’s emergency COVID-19 support for businesses can affect you company’s claim. Here we look at furloughing specifically.
16TH JUNE, 2020
10 Great Ways To Drive Your Online Sales During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Here we look at the most effective ways of encouraging online sales in these difficult trading times.
3RD JUNE, 2020
Innovative Gadgets Designed In The Fight Against COVID-19
If one positive thing can be said about the COVID-19 pandemic it’s that everyone is keen to come up with innovative new ways of fighting its effects.
26TH MAY, 2020
How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Brought Our Supply Chains Into Sharp Focus
Governments across the world are working to stabilise their supply chains and bring back some kind of normality. This is particularly the case with medical supplies such as PPE, as well as other medicines and foodstuffs
19TH MAY, 2020
What Is The Future Fund?
The Future Fund is set to open this month, with the UK government investing between £125,000 and £5 million in eligible start-ups.
12TH MAY, 2020
Innovation And The Race To Build Ventilators
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes - and the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has certainly shown this to be true. In this article we look at how the focus on ventilator production during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has boosted innovation across manufacturers.
5TH MAY, 2020
Top 7 Tips For Attracting An Angel Investor
Working with an angel investor specifically brings its own unique advantages. They tend to have money and expertise in high abundance, and can guide you towards substantial business success. But convincing an angel investor is no easy task, which is why it’s vital to understand what exactly they are looking for from the outset. Here are some top tips to get you started.
28TH APRIL, 2020
Small Business Tips For Cash Flow During COVID-19
The full economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is yet to be known, but there are steps you can take to help minimise the damage to your small business as much as possible.
21ST APRIL, 2020
Top Technology Trends Set To Transform The Travel Industry Beyond 2020
The travel industry is constantly changing and the adoption of new trends early is crucial. Here are some of them.
15TH APRIL, 2020
Types of Business Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is a way for people, charities and businesses to fundraise. Here we look at the different types of crowdfunding which are most popular amongst small businesses.
7TH APRIL, 2020
How Previous Pandemics Have Inspired Medical And Social Innovation
Here we look at two of the most well-known pandemics of the last century and some of the innovation that resulted from them. Similarly, we look at the innovation efforts going on right now to tackle the latest pandemic, coronavirus COVID-19.
2ND APRIL, 2020
Imagine What £65,000 Could Do For Your Innovative Company - Think R&D Tax Credits
Innovation impacts every area of society. It’s about continuous improvement, and bringing about economic growth. But why does innovation matter right now and what can the R&D Tax Credits scheme do to help your company? Here we take a look.
2ND APRIL, 2020
Tax Cloud - COVID-19 Update
At this time of worry and concern about COVID-19, the team at Myriad & Tax Cloud fully appreciates the disruption to all our usual lives, both at work and at home...
24TH MARCH, 2020
What Is Entrepreneurs Relief?
The topic of Entrepreneurs’ Relief has recently come up in the Chancellor’s Budget and has been a hot tax-related topic for some time. Here we discuss how it works and how to apply
17TH MARCH, 2020
How R&D Across The World Is Helping To Fight Coronavirus
COVID-19, will no doubt attract a large investment in R&D. From treating those already suffering with symptoms, to prevention and cure, here we look at how innovative steps have helped fight COVID-19 across the world.
11TH MARCH, 2020
Top 10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Invest In Social Media
Here we look at the top 10 reasons why it's so important to invest in social media as part of a successful broader digital marketing strategy.
3RD MARCH, 2020
Top 5 Easy Ways To Speed Up An R&D Tax Relief Claim
HMRC strives to turn claims around swiftly, but of course delays do happen. So it’s well worth making sure you’ve done everything possible to get your claim dealt with swiftly.
25TH FEBRUARY, 2020
How Does Using Tax Cloud Compare To Making A DIY Claim For R&D Tax Credits?
Open to all UK Corporation Tax-paying companies, R&D tax credits help finance a huge range of R&D projects and expenditure. But what’s the best way to claim and is it better to use a specialist consultancy service or go it alone? Let’s take a look.
18TH FEBRUARY, 2020
Latest Statistics Around R&D Spending In The UK Since 2017
Most recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that UK companies spent £25 billion on R&D in 2018, a 5.8% increase from the year before. Expenditure on R&D as a whole also increased, up from £23.7 billion in 2017.
11TH FEBRUARY, 2020
Easy Mistakes That Accountancy Firms Make Regarding R&D Tax Credits
Here we look at some of the common Accounting mistakes made when claiming R&D tax relief, and how you can help your clients avoid them
4TH FEBRUARY, 2020
Tax Cloud Announces New Reduced Pricing
We’ve recently made some improvements to streamline our service and help keep it competitive. Here we explain more about the changes and how they’ve come about.
27TH JANUARY, 2020
5 Ways Charities Are Using R&D Advances In Virtual Reality
Once the stuff of science fiction and ‘80s adventure movies, virtual reality (VR) has now reached into our living rooms, our industries and our workplaces. It’s also added a whole new dimension (quite literally) to the charity sector, benefiting thousands of people across the world.
21ST JANUARY, 2020
Soft Drinks Sector - What Are The R&D Challenges?
Revenue in the non-alcoholic drinks sector alone is worth around 400 billion US dollars with around 16 billion of that being just in the UK. Here we look at some of the top challenges the soft drinks sector faces and how R&D can help to meet them.
15TH JANUARY, 2020
Science Fact: R&D and Eco-Robots
The potential for Eco-Robots themselves - unmanned machines working to improve the environment for all of us - is a distinctly real and very exciting possibility. Here we take a look at a few of them.
3RD JANUARY, 2020
5 New & Innovative Technologies Helping To Cut UK Food Waste
We’ve put together what we think are the top five amazing fledgling food waste solutions that UK innovators have to offer.
10TH DECEMBER, 2019
Continuing Innovation After Brexit
As typical of Brexit, nobody can really say how the UK’s exit from the EU will impact on home-grown innovation. Although some policies are not expected to change - the general R&D claims process itself for example - there are broader ramifications which may affect British researchers in particular
26TH NOVEMBER, 2019
Are You A Growing Business? Get Money From The Government To Help With The Costs
Despite the fact that growth and innovation are highly beneficial, not just for the company itself but the wider economy. The government recognises this, so has offered a number of tax incentives to help UK companies meet innovation costs.
13TH NOVEMBER, 2019
7 Most Common Misconceptions About R&D Tax Credits
There are still many misconceptions around R&D tax relief which can mean companies missing out on thousands. Here we lay some to rest for good.
5TH NOVEMBER, 2019
How Should I Allocate My Staff Time For An R&D Tax Credit Claim?
For an R&D Tax Credit claim, eligible staffing costs come under two categories.
31ST OCTOBER, 2019
Do R&D Tax Credits Represent Value For Money For The Government?
The R&D Tax Credit incentive scheme is as popular now as it has ever been with thousands of UK companies reaping the rewards.
14TH OCTOBER, 2019
Flight Shame Has Landed - But Could R&D Be The Aviation Industry's Ticket To Greener Travel?
Once the preserve of the rich and famous, the cost of flying has now plummeted. Cutting edge aircraft capable of faster speeds and higher altitudes mean we take our far smaller world for granted; but the winds are changing.
10TH OCTOBER, 2019
What Power Does HMRC Have Over My R&D Tax Credit Payment?
HMRC has the power to abstain from paying any R&D tax relief until it is satisfied that the claim is accurate, genuine and meets all the eligibility criteria.
1ST OCTOBER, 2019
Why Do Some Applications For R&D Tax Relief Fail?
Although the scope for claiming R&D Tax Credits is incredibly broad, it still can’t be taken for granted that every application a company makes will be successful. The criteria is still very specific and the application itself contains a number of essential documentation requirements.
24TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
R&D Tax Credits: What Happens If I Need To Switch From The SME Scheme To The RDEC Scheme, Or Vice Versa
The status of your business with regard to research and development (R&D) Tax Credits is likely to evolve over time. It’s this factor alongside others, that determine which part of the R&D Tax Credit scheme you should claim under.
17TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
What Financial Help Is Available In The UK For Entrepreneurs?
You’re itching to get on with your new business venture. But there’s just one small thing still to sort out – funding.
3RD SEPTEMBER, 2019
How Long Does It Take For HMRC To Make A Decision On An R&D Tax Credit Claim?
A claim for R&D Tax Credits can prove to be a vital lifeline for businesses, particularly if they are new or struggling to stay afloat, but how long does it take for HMRC to make a decision on a claim?
29TH AUGUST, 2019
What Is The Most Efficient Way Of Submitting An R&D Tax Credit Claim?
When it comes to submitting an R&D tax relief claim, there are a few ways you can confidently embark on an application in an efficient manner.
21ST AUGUST, 2019
Are Businesses In Wales Getting The Most Out Of The R&D Tax Credits Scheme?
Whilst their are plenty of Welsh businesses that are already benefiting from R&D tax credits, there are sadly still many that are being left behind.
13TH AUGUST, 2019
How Can Companies Find Extra Money To Help Prepare For A No Deal Brexit?
Here we look at ways your company can save money so it’s in the best financial position to weather a no-deal Brexit storm.
6TH AUGUST, 2019
Quick Guide To R&D Tax Reliefs In Engineering
R&D is vital to every sector within engineering as so much of the industry is about developing new products, next generation medical solutions and cutting edge infrastructure
31ST JULY, 2019
Claiming R&D Tax Credits In The Healthcare sector
Much of the work done by UK healthcare companies is likely to be eligible for tax relief under the government’s R&D tax credit scheme, making it an important issue for companies to be aware of.
26TH JULY, 2019
How Can Businesses Make R&D Investment A Priority?
Today’s business world is hectic, fast-paced and challenging which makes development and innovation truly essential to a company’s survival.
18TH JULY, 2019
How Will Brexit Affect R&D Tax Credits?
Will Britain’s departure from the EU affect the government’s R&D tax credit scheme? If so, how? We take a look at the possibilities following Brexit.
12TH JULY, 2019
Tax Cloud Launches In Ireland
Tax Cloud launched in Ireland last month to help Irish businesses benefit from Revenue’s R&D tax credit entitlement.
5TH JULY, 2019
How To Claim A Critical Tax Boost For Your SME
Businesses are currently missing out on thousands when it comes to R&D Tax Relief, in particular SMEs.
5TH JULY, 2019
R&D Tax Credits Made Simple And Affordable
Many R&D tax consultancy practices charge 25% to 30% of the company’s corporations tax saving and typically only assist businesses with 50+ employees.
28TH JUNE, 2019
Why Are SME’s Missing Out On R&D Tax Relief
The average R&D tax credit relief claim comes in at £54,000 per year, per business so it is crucial that if you are reading this, you check what makes you eligible dependent on sector.
3RD JUNE, 2019
Why Use An R&D Portal Over An R&D Advisor?
If you’re looking to apply for research and development tax credits, you may follow the tradition of working with a tax advisor. However, as we will show some reasons why you should consider using a R&D tax portal instead.
24TH MAY, 2019
How SMEs Can Benefit From R&D Tax Credits
R&D Tax Credit isn’t only reserved for companies with deep pockets, even small businesses can benefit from it and become market leaders.
14TH MAY, 2019
Charities Benefit Following Tax Cloud's Successful Show at Accountex
If you’re in the accounting industry you may well have been at Accountex in London on the 1 - 2 May. Tax Cloud was proud to be a part of this year’s event
25TH APRIL, 2019
Tax Cloud's Most Innovative Companies 2019
We’ve taken some of 2019’s biggest innovators in various sectors and found out how they do it.
12TH APRIL, 2019
Accidental Innovation - Tax Cloud's Top 8
In this blog, we’ve listed a few of our favourite accidental innovations to get you in the mood for an innovative week.
5TH APRIL, 2019
A Practical Guide To R&D Tax Relief At Accountex 2019
Visit stand 140 to learn more about Tax Cloud at Accountex 2019
15TH MARCH, 2019
3 Automotive Innovations To Look Out For In 2019
In this blog, we take a look at some of the best automotive innovations and future car tech you can expect to see in 2019 and the coming years.
1ST MARCH, 2019
What Is Research And Development In Business?
It can appear as though pharmaceutical and software companies have a monopoly on research and development (R&D). Though innovation is intrinsic to those fields, other fields should not be disheartened by this.
22ND FEBRUARY, 2019
Growth Hack: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits
You might be missing out on R&D tax credits – here's how they work and what schemes you should be applying for.
15TH FEBRUARY, 2019
Beyond R&D Tax Credits - Public Funding For Your Innovative Start-up
Determining which type of public funding is right for your start-up depends on your business and your future goals.
1ST FEBRUARY, 2019
5 Steps To Deliver An Optimised R&D Tax Credit Claim
Claiming Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief is a two-part challenge for most small and medium-sized enterprises. In this blog, we cover the 5 steps involved in delivering an optimised R&D tax credit claim
16TH JANUARY, 2019
What Projects Qualify For R&D Tax Credits In The Medical Industry?
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest areas of research and development activity in the world. Despite this, many companies in the sector are still yet to claim R&D tax credits
11TH JANUARY, 2019
Accounting Practices Are Generating Fee Rates Of £325/hr
Once a specialist area only reserved for R&D tax consultants and top accounting firms, Tax Cloud has made it possible for any accounting practice to offer R&D tax relief services.
14TH DECEMBER, 2018
4 Ways To Determine If You Qualify For R&D Tax Credits
To help your SME understand if your project is suitable for an R&D claim, we’ve provided the 4 essential questions you should ask yourself to determine your eligibility.
2ND NOVEMBER, 2018
How To Know If Your Business Is Entitled To R&D Tax Credits
R&D tax credits are great incentives for businesses who on average claim £85,000 per year. So, how do you know if what your business is doing is classed as R&D?
25TH OCTOBER, 2018
Why Isn’t The Agricultural Industry Claiming R&D Tax Credits?
The latest statistics released by HMRC show that an average of £41,000 per company was being claimed in R&D tax credits from those working in agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.
10TH OCTOBER, 2018
Is Your Business Eligible For R&D Tax Relief?
If you haven’t considered your company’s eligibility for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief (also known as R&D Tax Credits), you could be missing out.
3RD OCTOBER, 2018
The Most Common Mistakes People Make With R&D Tax Credits
We receive a lot of enquiries on our website from companies that have attempted to make an R&D claim themselves but haven’t been able to do so successfully.
18TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
#1 R&D Tax Claim Portal ‘Tax Cloud’ Launches Xero Integration
Tax Cloud are proud to announce the launch of our brand-new integration with Xero, a leading accounting and bookkeeping software used by over one million small businesses.
7TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
5 Ways To Grow Your Accountancy Practice
Growing your accountancy practice might seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. In the article below, we outline 5 ways to grow your accountancy practice and find new business:
31ST AUGUST, 2018
Common Pitfalls To Avoid While Claiming R&D Tax Credits
If you plan to apply for R&D Tax Credits, here are some interesting facts you need to know and some common mistakes you need to avoid
24TH AUGUST, 2018
How Far Back Can I Claim R&D Tax Credits?
If you've been conducting R&D work and have only just discovered R&D Tax Credits, you might be concerned that you’ve missed the opportunity to make a claim.
17TH AUGUST, 2018
Should I Use A Specialist Or My Accountant For My R&D Tax Credits Claim?
This article provides an explanation of how making a claim with a specialist R&D tax credits firm differs from claiming with your accountant.
27TH JULY, 2018
3 Things To Consider When Making An R&D Tax Credits Claim
Here are the top 3 things you need to consider when making an R&D tax credits claim. These tips will ensure everything runs smoothly and you aren’t left disappointed.
25TH JUNE, 2018
Tax Cloud Shortlisted For Innovation Of The Year
We are delighted that the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018, have shortlisted Tax Cloud for Innovation of the Year.
13TH MARCH, 2018
R&D Tax Credits Platform Tax Cloud Celebrates 100 SME’s Seeking Expert Support
An effective tool for SMEs to process R&D tax credits claims, with expert advise on hand throughout the process