Research and Development

EC challenges UK Patent Box

Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by

In a report prepared by the European Commission in advance of last week's meeting of the EU's Code of Conduct Group on business taxation, the EC concluded that the UK Patent Box regime amounts to harmful tax competition.

Keep calm and carry on claiming

SME claims for R&D have risen 49% since 2009 according to HMRC data. Mark Evans, MD of R&D Tax Claims urges new comers to the scheme to now embed the claim process as business as usual and open their eyes to the Patent Box too.

Designing materials from the molecule up

Demands on manufactured materials are changing and companies must collaborate across industry and with chemical scientists to develop new, high performance materials from the molecule up says John Conti-Ramsden from the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry