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Web Summit 2018 insights: it’s all about the people

You might expect that a technology conference would have a primarily tech-focused message. But having just returned from a stimulating few days at Web Summit , a start-up and scale-up tech company conference in Lisbon, it’s clear that the tech sector’s current focus is on peo...

Ultrahaptics: Innovative VR company of the year

Founded in 2013 based on technology developed at the University of Bristol, Ultrahaptics uses ultrasound to create three-dimensional shapes and textures that can be felt with your bare hands, but not seen. Its ground-breaking mid-air haptics technology was recognised in the ...

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...

How can theatre production companies benefit from tax relief

The relief is designed to recognise the unique cultural value theatre brings to the UK, and encourage more theatrical productions. Who can make a tax relief claim? To qualify for TTR you must be responsible for all of the following: producing, running and closing the ...

How museums and galleries could reclaim up to £80k

Museum and gallery exhibitions tax relief (MGETR) is intended to encourage museums and galleries to develop creative new exhibitions and to display their collections to a wider audience, supporting British culture. Who can make a tax relief claim? To qualify for MGETR yo...

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...

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