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Tax relief for video games companies

Video games tax relief (VGTR) allows qualifying companies to claim a larger tax deduction for their costs, or in some circumstances, a payable tax credit. The relief is intended to encourage the high-tech and creative industries to develop video games for video game console...

UK film production companies could claim back on tax up to 20%

Film tax relief (FTR) allows UK film production companies to claim enhanced tax relief on preproduction, principal photography and post-production expenditure. The relief is intended to encourage the production of culturally British films in the UK. Who can make a tax rel...

EBITDA or ‘earnings before the bad stuff’

Keenly eyed visitors to London may have noticed a new addition to the London office space from a relatively new entrant, WeWork. WeWork is reportedly now London’s biggest office occupier and has made headlines  for its trendy new offices and  valuation of US$20 billion. Rea...

Reaping the benefits of nanotechnology in the oil & gas industry

Inspired by the creative thinking of physicist Richard Feynman in 1959, nanotechnology is now recognised as having important applications in many industries – including oil and gas. Organisations in this sector should be aware of its potential impact and the opportunities it c...

Tax incentives for UK’s video games industry jump by 30%

Use of tax incentives to drive growth in the UK’s video game industry has risen by over 30% in the last year. Statistics from HMRC show £105 million was claimed in Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) in 2017/18, up from £79 million in 2016/17. 345 companies were granted VGTR in th...

R&D tax relief: financial fuel to power renewable energy investment

With the reduction of investments in renewable energy technologies and the unfortunate clawback of government subsidies announced in 2017, funding for green power initiatives is under pressure. One often forgotten but valuable funding source is research and development (R&D) t...

Are you missing out on tax breaks to fund new creative activity?

R&D tax relief is a major incentive offered to encourage innovation within Europe. Many high-tech and highly engineered sectors have benefited hugely – and so can businesses in creative industries such as television, film and advertising. R&D tax relief can arise when technica...

Join us at TechXLR8 2018 – London Tech Week’s flagship event

If you're a tech start-up looking for connections to new customers, investors and advisers – then we invite you to join us at stand PK53 in the Project Kairos Start-up city zone at TechXLR8 during London Tech Week, from 12 to 14 June 2018.  Project Kairos offers tech start-...

Are you missing out on tax breaks to fund new creative activity?

R&D tax relief is a major incentive offered by the government to encourage innovation in the UK. Many high-tech and highly engineered sectors have benefited hugely – and so can businesses in creative industries such as television, film and advertising. R&D tax relief can arise...

Cyber security - a crucial part of your firm's foundation

On 13 January 2018, the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and open banking launched. But what does it mean? For the consumer it provides them with choice, choice to share their data in a way that allows them to take advantage of the newly regulated payment initiatio...

Governance in sport - Are you benefiting from diversity?

Disability and ethnicity “The UK sports sector has been taking significant steps to improve its gender imbalance through the Women in Sport initiative, which has so far been immensely successful. However, there is still a way to go before reaching gender equality.” – Sarah...

Is your offshore maritime business eligible for R&D tax relief?

Offshore maritime companies who undertake complex and challenging projects are likely to have activities that qualify for a cash incentive in the form of research and development (R&D) tax relief. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions you may qualify for ...

Top ten tips for success in 2018

Our annual Owner Managed Business report, entitled ‘ Powered by people and technology in 2018 ’, finds heightened confidence in the general outlook for 2018. Detailed below are some of the key ways that owner managers can plan for success in the year ahead.  1. Take a reali...

Is immersive tech coming of age?

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360 video have been deemed ‘emerging’ technologies for some time now. Their transition from marginal to mainstream adoption has been slow. But has the time finally come for immersive tech to make its mark in multiple sectors? If...

Moore Stephens supports 2018 Games Finance Market

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Games Finance Market for the second year running. The annual event, which is in its third year, is the UK’s only event connecting games creators with funders from across the world. It welcomes applications from developers, start-ups, in...

Tax issues for offshore maritime companies operating in the North Sea

There are a number of difficult tax areas for offshore maritime companies operating in the North Sea, and companies that support them. Some complex areas are discussed below:    UK Research & Development (R&D) tax credits   This is a very generous tax relief, and can b...

New payment service opportunities require strong IT security

Fintech businesses and apps designed to provide consumers with new types of payment services should have been benefitting from new market openness and transparency since January 2018. However they need to make sure they understand their IT security risks and regulatory require...

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