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April 2018: The R&D Eligibility Conundrum

24th April 2018

You write code, at your own financial risk. It’s not routine work and requires a considerable amount of problem solving. Yet, you’ve been advised that you are not eligible for R&D Tax Credits. But why? The reality, is that ther ...
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January 2018: The good, the bad and the ugly: What’s your innovation?

8th January 2018

Over the last year, SSP have helped numerous software and technology companies successfully claim R&D Tax Credits. As the chart below shows, R&D comes in many forms:   Note: All of these projects are tech/software related. ...
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November 2017: What Does the Autumn Statement hold for R&D?

5th December 2017

Before the recent Autumn Statement there was widespread speculation in the UK business press that R&D Tax Credits might be subject to reform by Philip Hammond. This may have in part been fuelled by an independent report by the I ...
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September 2017: The Blockchain – What’s the deal?

6th September 2017

The Blockchain – What’s the deal? Blockchain technology first came to the fore in 2008, as the framework underpinning the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The concept of Bitcoin was to produce a currency that negated the need for payme ...
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June 2017: Outsourcery?

8th August 2017

Over the years we’ve listened to many stories from clients on the subject of outsourcing their development. And just to make clear, we are not talking about offshore development here, where a new office is setup in another country ...
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May 2017: The Evolving Interpretation of the R&D scheme guidelines.

17th May 2017

We have recently noticed a keener interest by R&D to investigate R&D claims. This seemed a little strange, as claims that would have previously been regarded as watertight, were now being subjected to closer scrutiny. In order to ...
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March 2017: Brevity

17th May 2017

On the 9th of August 1940, Winston Churchill issued a memorandum to his War Cabinet entitled, ‘BREVITY’ (click here for link). With the Battle of Britain at its height, he was growing tired of having to sift through pages of war r ...
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January 2017: A green and pleasant R&D land?

11th January 2017

As the UK grapples with the realities of taking a more isolationist stance in what is still a global economy, it remains to be seen what impact this will have on the UK’s position as a world leader in Research & Development. Howe ...
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November 2016: May the (R&D) force be with you!

11th January 2017

Theresa May’s declaration this week that she wants to make the UK a “global go-to place” for innovation, seems both surprising and unsurprising at the same time. Politically speaking, it is unsurprising as a post-Brexit Britain ne ...
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September Insight

16th September 2016

Some Considerations   Another characteristic we are seeing, is that the market is increasingly tough for new innovative companies looking to either create a market or establish a new market. This is because of the decline in e ...
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