23rd March 2021

Did sustainability take a back seat to survival in 2020?

Is sustainability still on your list of business priorities? As we have started the new year with encouraging news about vaccines and hopefully a more positive outlook on the year ahead than perhaps we might have had six months ago, when many business owners thoughts were more focused on survival, it’s important […]
11th March 2021
Spring Flowers

Spring is freeing the best kept secrets!

Spring is freeing the best kept business secrets! Hopefully, your business isn’t ready to be pushing up these daffodils (I know it’s daisies but give me some artistic licence here!) just yet, but not every business’ garden is blooming right now, and there’s probably still a squeeze to come as we get […]
11th December 2020
Our round up of 2020

Our round up of 2020

So 2020 is almost at an end! It has been rubbish hasn’t it, but there’s still time for a Christmas Bonus! Don’t let the opportunity pass your business by for another year. 2020 should have been a decent year; it was the start of new decade; we should have got a final […]
22nd September 2020
Launching a product

Launching a new product in 2020

Launching your new product can be more of finance boost than you think. A product launch is always a fantastic opportunity for a company to celebrate their success. However, this year it’s a bit different, you won’t be doing a hard launch on a stage at a fantastic business exhibition with 100s […]
14th August 2020

If you’re still Innovating, we’re still claiming R&D Tax Credits for you!

It’s been a strange year so far, but bizarrely the quarter to March was one of our busiest and yet although April and May are always a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show, April was pretty much dead, we only had two small claims that we slowly progressed. I think everyone […]
10th August 2020


Sybil, Baubles, Innovation and the Tax Man It could be a sketch from Fawlty Towers, but it isn’t! It’s happening right here, right now. There has been a lot of new acronyms flying around these last few months, but with new acronyms come new challenges. The rapid reaction of Rishi Sunak and […]
12th March 2020
R&D Tax Credits 20

R&D Tax Credits are all grown up and their nobody’s April Fool

On 1st April 2020 Research and Development Tax Relief and R&D Tax Credits will be 20 years old and we thought we should be celebrating that fact. It has also grown up quite significantly during that time and it’s now getting ready to graduate and just like a student born on 1st […]
22nd February 2020
Eligible Cost R&D Tax Relief

What costs can I include in my R&D Tax Relief claim?

Having given you an idea about how much your claim might be, we left you asking yourself the question “what is an eligible cost for R&D Tax Relief” When you start on an R&D project you might have put together a budget and identified all of the costs that you might incur […]
5th February 2020
Should I claim

Why should I claim R & D Tax Relief?

Should I be claiming Research & Development Tax Relief? It’s a question a lot of business owners ask their accountant. The typical answer is probably “No, you’re not doing anything that qualifies!” If you’re lucky you might get a slightly more responsive answer from your accountant “I don’t know, it’s not something […]
5th February 2020
Tax Specialist

What makes a Tax Specialist?

Ever wondered what makes a tax specialist? Well let’s start with some dictionary definitions from Tax- noun 1 – a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. 2 – a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand […]
29th January 2020
Supply Chain

R&D Tax Relief claims for the Supply Chain

How R&D Tax Relief can help your business if you are in the Supply Chain According to the December IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI figures, UK Manufacturing remains in the doldrums. The weakening numbers reported were as a result of production declining by the most since July 2012 and an eighth consecutive […]
23rd January 2020
Innovation Tax Reliefs

2020 Innovation Tax Reliefs

Should I be claiming R&D Tax Relief? It’s a question a lot of business owners ask their accountant. The typical answer is probably “No, you’re not doing anything that qualifies!” If you’re lucky you might get a slightly more responsive answer from your accountant “I don’t know, it’s not something we’ve considered […]
28th November 2019
Research and Development Cooden

Is your small business missing out on R&D tax credit relief?

It is natural that businesses will put a huge amount of their focus into making sales. After all, it is through increased sales that your business can grow. But that can lead to many organisations failing to take other steps which can actually play a huge role in their ability to grow. […]
20th November 2019
R&D Budget

How big is your R&D Budget?

More importantly have you budgeted for an R&D Tax Credits claim to offset some of that cost as part of your budgeting process? No? Why not? Oh, you don’t know what R&D Tax Relief is! You’ve heard about it but don’t think it’s for you! Your accountant said you won’t qualify! You’d […]
14th November 2019
New Clients

Where do your new clients come from?

Do you know where most of your new clients come from? It’s a question you often get asked, whether it’s by a new business partner, a coach or someone supporting you with marketing. We have a fairly good idea where most of ours come from but are always working harder to refine […]
5th November 2019
Embracing change

Out with the old and in with the new – embracing change

I was recently invited to attend HM Revenue and Customs Research and Development Consultative Committee meeting in the Churchill Room in Whitehall. Over the past 6 months the team processing and enquiring into claims for Research and Development Tax Credits have been overwhelmed by the volume of claims that they have received. […]
30th October 2019
R&D Tax Credits

Office of National Statistics publishes latest data for R&D Tax Credits

A busy year for the HMRC with R&D Tax Credits Everyone involved in Research & Development Tax Credits will tell you it’s been a busy year for HMRC, with delays in the processing of claims over the summer hitting an unprecedented nearly four months between submission and repayment, whether those delays have […]
15th October 2019
Women in STEM

Are we all unconsciously biased?

Are we all unconsciously biased when it comes to Women in STEM and even more so when it comes to women running the business? When I first spoke to Platinum about taking some space in this premiere issue of Dynamic, I wasn’t sure about how or what I was going to write, […]
7th October 2019
Product Launch

Are you getting financially rewarded for your new product launch?

If you are one of the many exhibitors that launched a new product at PPMA, may I be one of the first to offer you huge congratulations. I’m guessing your launch is the end of an extremely long journey of development, that may have started several years ago. As part of my […]
1st October 2019
R&D Tax Relief Explained

What is R&D Tax Relief and should I claim?

R&D Tax Relief Explained Despite being on the tax statute since 2000, Research & Development Tax Relief remains an often overlooked and frequently misunderstood piece of tax legislation, but correctly applied for, it can offer a massive cashflow boost to your business through an R&D Tax Credit. In principle ANY COMPANY could […]
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