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UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping

The stability of tax rules is of vital importance to the UK shipping sector, therefore it is encouraging that the UK government continued to provide a stable regime in its Autumn Budget 2017. The Budget includes some specific further assistance for the offshore sector, with...

Autumn Budget 2017 - Looking forward, not backward

Building a Britain ‘fit for the future’: the Chancellor used his Budget speech to present a vision for the country that combines fiscal responsibility with infrastructure investment. This was not the easiest environment in which to deliver a Budget, given stalling Brexit ...

Autumn Budget 2017 – as it happened

The economy An economy that continues to grow Britain is at the forefront of the technological revolution Three million new jobs since 2010 Productivity performance continues to disappoint Inflation to peak at 3% in this quarter Government debt to ...

Bloodhound supersonic car ready for first public run

Today Bloodhound is set to conduct a series of ‘low speed’ trials at Newquay airport. The aim of Bloodhound is to reach 800mph, and then 1000mph, however today in Cornwall the car will go up to 200mph in its first ever run. It will be the first chance for engineers to asses...

Making the most of R&D tax relief

The Government’s R&D tax relief scheme could provide many growing tech start-ups with a valuable cash boost. R&D tax relief has been available since 2000, when the Government introduced the scheme to encourage scientific and technological innovation within the UK. It is not...

How quantum technologies will be revolutionising your industry

Quantum technologies are devices, applications and techniques that exploit the properties of quantum mechanics  – a typically misunderstood field of physics. Quantum mechanics is a relatively recent theory that explains the physics of matter at very small scales, where the ...

Cyber security development in fintech

The convergence of technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data and data analytics has played a significant role in the adoption and evolution of several fintech applications. However, with the adoption of new tech...

Bloodhound and Moore Stephens: a rocket-powered relationship

Top 10 accountancy firm Moore Stephens’ sponsorship of Bloodhound SSC is much more than a financial relationship – it’s an opportunity to support cutting-edge science and engineering, inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, share the excitement with clients an...

3D printing: Innovation or disruption?

3D printing has been hailed as the single most important innovation of the next global industrial revolution. The technology works by designing layers of a three-dimensional object on a computer and ‘printing’ the model with a manufacturing machine to produce a tangible object...

Corporate tax rates & VAT limits

The new corporate tax rates are now upon us and the Government is committed to continue to have the lowest corporate tax rate of the G20 major trading nations. As already announced the corporation tax rate reduces to 19% from1 April 2017 and then to 17% from 1 April 2020. ...

Top 5 R&D myths for shipping and offshore maritime companies

Moore Stephens’ specialist Innovation & Technology team successfully manage R&D claims for many clients in the sector. The team comprises engineers, software programmers and scientists, as well as specialist finance professionals such as auditors and tax accountants all of who...

Tax relief for the video games sector

The Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) allows qualifying companies to claim a larger deduction, or in some circumstances claim a payable tax credit when calculating their tax profits. VGTR is intended to encourage the development of computer and video games to benefit the high-t...

Developing commercial value through IP – patently obvious?

Start-ups can live or die by their ‘idea’. Protecting the ‘idea’ is an obvious step, but it might not be the best commercial decision. A wider intellectual property (IP) strategy and a rigorous approach to understanding its commercial value is recommended to progress a company...

R&D tax credits in the spotlight

As highlighted in the recent 2017 Budget announcement, the Government places great importance on their support for innovation in the UK and have stated that they intend making administrative changes to improve certainty around how the rules for Research & Development (R&D) tax...

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