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Think you don’t do R&D? Think again!

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief for Limited Companies in the UK was first introduced by HMRC in 2000 and many companies have previously missed opportunities to claim this generous tax relief.

What can we learn from Carillion?

The failure of Carillion this week, has brought the potential perils of working for large contractors into sharper focus.

A roundup from the latest Leeds Tech Innovation Dinner

Throughout the year BHP and Squire Patton Boggs run a series of private dinners In Leeds aimed at successful locally based technology companies. The chaired dinners provide an opportunity for people within the sector to debate current opportunities, challenges and issues and share ideas and war stories within a relaxed environment.

Property Budget predictions

With the Budget just around the corner on the 22 November, Zoe Roberts has taken a look at what measures may be introduced, which will affect the property sector in her blog post.

Modelsport: Case study

BHP recently worked with Modelsport, the number one online retailer for radio controlled vehicles. Modelsport had recently purchased new business premises as part of plans to expand the company.

Tax Returns and getting them in early

Most people operating a business in the UK, together with other specific taxpayers, are obliged to file tax returns with HMRC. While it can be tempting to put off completing a tax return until the last second, this is not good practice. Taxpayers should ideally complete and submit their tax return early. Below is a guide to the deadlines you need to be aware of and the benefits offered by filing your tax return early.

HMRC accepting late R&D claims

An uncertainty in the treatment of staff costs in claims for tax relief on Research & Development (R&D) expenditure has recently been clarified, which means that HMRC are allowing certain claims to be amended outside the normal deadlines. However, the window is closing soon, so action should be taken now.

Is buy-to-let no longer such a good deal?

It wasn’t all that long ago that investment in buy-to-let property was seen as a straightforward way to generate an income for yourself. However, recent changes made by the government mean that turning a profit through buy-to-let in today’s property market is set to become much more difficult.