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COVID-19 Test Showing On-The-Spot Results Are to be Rolled Out

By |September 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Tests for Covid-19 that show on-the-spot results in 15 to 30 minutes are about to be rolled out across the world, potentially saving many thousands of lives and slowing the pandemic in both poor and rich countries. In a triumph for a global initiative to get vital drugs and vaccines to fight the virus, 120 [...]

The Most Innovative Cities in the United Kingdom

By |August 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The common way in which innovation is tracked, is to look at the number of patent requests originating in any one city or region. By registering a patent, you are essentially registering an idea that was unique to you and receiving acknowledgement from the government that no one can steal your work. 1. Cambridge Recently [...]

A New Study from the European Patent Office shows that the United Kingdom is a European Hub for Innovation in 3D Printing

By |August 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

A new study conducted by the European Patent Office reveals that the United Kingdom is leading Europe in 3D printing. The United Kingdom accounts for 5 per cent of 3D printing patent applications at the European Patent Office, putting it in second place behind Germany. There has been a rapid increase in European 3D printing [...]

Businesses with Innovative Solutions could be awarded £50,000 by Innovate UK to further develop their ideas

By |April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , |

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is an organisation working in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government to foster and develop research and development. Innovate UK, the innovation arm of UKRI has announced their plans to invest £20 million in coronavirus R&D “resilience” projects. Innovate UK is calling for businesses in the UK [...]

Preparing a CT600 to Claim Research and Development Tax Relief

By |March 9th, 2020|Tags: , , |

If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), you may be eligible to claim R&D tax relief, if your project meets the definition of R&D. This will allow your company to: deduct an extra 130% of the qualifying cost from your yearly profit, as well as the normal 100% deduction, coming to a total [...]

Proposed R&D Tax Credit Scheme Could Harm SMEs

By |March 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

A statement released by the BioIndustry Association (BIA) highlights the potential harm the proposed changes to the R&D tax credit schemes could have on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The government is proposing to introduce a cap on the value of cash payments that loss-making SMEs can receive through R&D tax credits. This would be [...]

UK-based Start-up Specialising in Carbon Separation Technology has Secured £12.3 Million in Investments

By |February 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Three global investors, WAVE Equity Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and Marubeni Corporations, have invested £12.3 million in UK carbon dioxide separation technology innovator, Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL). CCSL, a UK-based start-up founded in 2009, is pioneering the way of developing affordable carbon capture technology for utilisation and storage, as used by steel, cement, refining [...]

Corporate Tax Relief on R&D for Small or Medium-Sized Enterprises

By |February 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Corporate Tax relief may be available for your small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) for costs incurred on research and development (R&D). R&D relief allows SMEs that carry out qualifying R&D related to their trade to claim an extra Corporate Tax deduction for certain qualifying expenditure. You can make a claim for R&D relief up to [...]

Changes to R&D Tax Credit Claim Filing Process From 1 April 2019

By |February 17th, 2020|Tags: |

From 1 April 2019, R&D tax credit claims must be accompanied by a CT600 and full computation. A claim for R&D Relief up to 2 years after the end of the accounting period it relates to can be claimed by entering your organisation's enhanced expenditure into the full CT600 form. HMRC has implemented this change to [...]

Makeup Lessons–With Just Yourself?: London-based Wow How creates VR/AR makeup app

By |August 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world of makeup can be a daunting, even for the most experienced of artists. Maybe you’re a person who is traditional, meaning you haven’t changed your makeup in the past 10 to 20 years. Perhaps you have changed your makeup recently, but you want to be a bit more experimental without the risk of [...]