Research & Development Expenditure

2013

VAT rule changes to broadcasting, telecommunications and e-services from 1 January 2015

Effective from 1 January 2015, alterations to the European Union (EU) VAT place of supply will affect businesses who provide broadcasting, telecommunications and e-services to consumers, as they will be required to keep records about the variety of electronic services they supply, to whom they supply them to and to where they are supplied. Businesses …

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Cable launches investment campaign to help small firms grow

Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a funding campaign in a bid to help the UK’s some 4.9 million small firms to develop. Earlier this month, Mr Cable unveiled the first ‘funding allocation’ from the British Business Bank’s investment programme, which is designed to supply debt finance to small businesses. The first £45 million of …

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A call to businesses: respond to EFRBS opportunity

Employers who operate Employee Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS) will be receiving letters from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) providing an opportunity to settle any outstanding liabilities. Based on Employee Benefits Trusts, in which trusts (usually offshore) are used to pay staff through tax-free loans, EFRBS are instead put towards employees’ pensions. Employers have until …

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Why is it harder for women to save for a pension than men?

‘Research suggests that only 50 per cent of women in their 30s work full-time, compared with 81 per cent of men of the same age.’ The juggling act of life is tough, and planning for your pension often gets side-tracked when financial pressure is applied from all angles. However, according to this year’s ‘Scottish Widows …

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10,000 and counting: New entrepreneurs receive the ‘get up and go’ from Start Up Loans

Since its launch earlier this year, the new-business aid scheme, Start Up Loans has recently celebrated the transaction of its 10,000th loan, which was awarded to Cornish entrepreneur, Allen Martin to help him initiate his new business providing online help for landlords. Start Up Loans, chaired by business mogul James Caan, has had a promising …

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Cash Flow is King: 5 guides to keeping your business bank balance in good health

Here are just some of the ways in which you and your business can ensure your cash flow remains healthy: 1. Speedy Invoicing Whilst there’s the temptation to leave invoicing until the end of the month and deal with them in bulk, it’s clear that the quicker you can raise an invoice to your clients, …

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New HMRC Taskforce to target undeclared income in South East and South

HM Revenue & Customs are targeting tax cheats in the South East and South of England with the setting up of a new taskforce. The task force aims to recover £2.8 million of tax on undeclared income of individuals and businesses. Those living lifestyles beyond their obvious means through assets from undeclared income and offshore …

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