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Research and Development Specialists Ramps Up Expansion with New Birmingham Office 

Research and Development Specialists Ltd, ( expands into Birmingham, with a new office to open at Birmingham Business Park, Solihull Parkway at the beginning of 2023.   The Greater-Manchester headquartered company, which has offices in Altrincham and Nottingham, is looking to expand into the West Midlands where, according to Government statistics, 4.3% of UK businesses are […]

Helping engineering firm with R&D tax claims

As a business providing precision engineering services to the aerospace, motorsports, and marine sectors across the globe, West Midlands-based engineering firm A&M EDM prides itself on its innovative, pioneering, and forward-thinking approach.  By its very nature, R&D constitutes a significant proportion of the firm’s day-to-day operations and, through embracing the Government’s R&D tax credit scheme, […]

‘Tis the season Brits save all year for

Consumer appetite for spending cash also on the rise in the countdown to Christmas, reveals PayPoint 7th December 2022 – New research from PayPoint reveals the cost-of-living crisis has stimulated a surge in personal saving, with 50% of Brits having put money aside throughout this year to help with the financial burden Christmas brings. Gender, […]

Big firms must be properly penalised for late payment

52% of small firms just ‘treading water’, rising to 72% in East Midlands December 2022:  Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance has welcomed the Government’s review into the late payment practices of big firms[i] but is calling for tougher measures to stop the stranglehold larger businesses have over their smaller suppliers, once and for all. Recent research […]

Grant Thornton boosts tax team with new Director

Leading business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP have announced the promotion of Isabel Thomas to Director of Corporate Tax.   Isabel will be based at Grant Thornton’s Gatwick office and will be a key part of the corporate tax team’s leadership. This team provides firms with the commercial tax advice required to […]

Average start-up loan value falls to £142k and loan volumes drop...

November 2022: New analysis of startup loans with personal guarantees attached has found that the average loan has fallen over 138% in the past year to £142,492, from £339,304 in 2021.  The analysis by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, the U.K.’s only provider of personal guarantee insurance (PGI) to small business owners, has also identified that […]

The Elevator Company Can Keep Going Up with R&D Tax Claim

Changing market costs and difficulty in recruiting staff hit business growth in current economic climate     The Elevator Company is going up to the next level with a six-figure sum to reinvest into the business Jamie Cassidy, director of The Elevator Company in Rotherham has so far received £120,000 through a successful R&D claim managed […]