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Turning a loss into a gain
Companies of all sizes report losses from time to time. This can result from a number of factors, including making strategic investments in research and development-related activities. But, if you thought a loss means your business can’t benefit from R&D tax relief – then think again.
UK life sciences sector productivity is double the national average
A new report has found that the UK’s life sciences sector is more than twice as productive as the UK average.
Increasing importance of external consultants for business growth
An article from Real Business provides a useful insight into why seeking advice from external consultants isn’t a sign of weakness in a business owner.
Boeing announces major UK research programme
Aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to initiate a major R&D programme with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The research will focus on developing new manufacturing techniques to support work carried out in Boeing’s first European factory – Boeing Sheffield – which, subject to planning permission, will be sited next to the AMRC and opened in 2018. Read more on this from The Engineer: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/boeing-to-manufacture-actuation-systems-in-sheffield/
Tech in 2017: The most important developments for SMEs
As business technology continues to develop at an ever-increasing pace, Telegraph Small Business Connect has outlined the developments in technology that UK SMEs can expect to see this year
R&D tax incentives: Powering future innovation
UK manufacturers stand to benefit massively if they tap into the R&D tax relief that is available to them. Here, Rem Noormohamed, Partner & Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, DWF LLP, tells The Manufacturer why it’s important that businesses already spending on developing processes or products should review their expenditure carefully to identify what qualifies for tax relief.
New Dyson technology campus will create “world class products and jobs”
Dyson, a shining example of a UK business that’s right at the forefront of innovation through research & development – has announced plans to create more high-skilled jobs and advance its R&D activities with the construction of a second technology campus in the Cotswolds.