R&D tax credit consultation launched

R&D tax credit consultation launched

The government has launched a consultation on the new above the line (ATL) research and development (R&D) tax credit for larger companies, to help shape the way it should work when it is introduced in April 2013. The new credit was originally announced by the government in the autumn of 2011 and flagged up by Chancellor George Osborne in his 21 March Budget. Launching the Read more…

Stamp price rises to soar

Stamp price rises to soar

Royal Mail has announced steep rises in the prices of stamps from 30 April 2012.

The price of a first class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 46p to 60p and the cost of a second class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 36p to 50p. Read more…

£1bn boost for business growth

£1bn boost for business growth

An extra £1 billion has been set aside by the government to help businesses to grow and create new jobs.

The funding, part of the Regional Growth Fund, takes the total fund to £2.4 billion. It will be available to businesses and public/private partnerships seeking to create new jobs and boost their local economies. Read more…