The Midlands is at the forefront of innovation – is your business missing out on R&D tax credits?

The Midlands is at the forefront of innovation – is your business missing out on R&D tax credits?

The Midlands is an ever-growing powerhouse of manufacturing and advanced engineering. Home to manufacturing trailblazers; the creation of HS2 has required the best of the region’s skilled workers to come together and innovate. In fact, 20% of the UK’s manufacturing output comes from the region, from the likes of world-leaders such as National Grid, JCB and Jaguar Land Rover. The West Midlands...

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Business Innovation – what is it and how can your business benefit from it?

Business Innovation – what is it and how can your business benefit from it?

With the Government striving for the UK to be a global hub for innovation by 2035, now is a perfect time for businesses to adapt, embrace and encourage research and development in the workplace. The UK Innovation Strategy lays out four pillars in its plans for spiralling business innovation – each with the overarching aim of placing innovation at the heart of everything this nation does. It goes...

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Why now is a good time to consider an R&D tax credits claim

Why now is a good time to consider an R&D tax credits claim

Craig Flynn, tax specialist at Access2Funding, explains the importance of recognising research and development (R&D) within your business.  As HMRC has recently announced changes it is making to improve the regulation and quality of research and development (R&D) tax credits claims, Access2Funding is encouraging businesses...

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You have a business, but do you have a lasting power of attorney?

You have a business, but do you have a lasting power of attorney?

Thursfields Solicitors explains the key issues Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) appoint people to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. These decisions can be in relation to financial or health-based affairs. However, did you know that you can also have an LPA for your business affairs? It is often assumed that someone can make business decisions for you, if you are unable...

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PR and communications trends for 2021

PR and communications trends for 2021

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wild. Business Works shines a light on the PR and communications trends for 2021 to ensure you and your business are talked about in the year ahead. Reporter Ruby Edwards collates the styles for the new season in a snapshot of what to expect in the world of comms for the year ahead: Integrity: stand up for what you...

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