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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...

Optimism likely to outweigh pessimism for shipping in 2018

It is expected that optimism is likely to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months. According to a recent study, pessimists live longer than optimists, and shipping is short of neither. But the industry has always valued longevity as wel...

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 ...

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