Simon Bulteel

16th January 2018
Beer glasses and bottles on table

Don’t fear a flavourless beer if you are doing Dry January!

Don’t fear a flavourless beer if you are doing Dry January! Just because you are doing Dry January doesn’t mean that you need to put up with a flavourless beer. The non-alcoholic beer and low alcoholic beer (NABLAB) sector has come a long way since the days of Kaliber from Guiness in […]
16th January 2018
2nd Cooden 1% challenge photo

Can you take on our 1% Challenge?

  Play a small part in a big picture Over the last couple of years we have supported three charities and organisations within the East Sussex area and feel that with your help, we could help give them the funding that they need. You can help us achieve this by donating just […]
15th December 2017
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Could Research & Development Tax Relief help you boost your cashflow?

We recently attended The Business Show at Olympia, London on 16th-17th November 2017, a national show for start-ups and small business owners. The Business Show is one of the fastest growing business exhibitions in Europe and attracts more than 25,000 businesses. Our Managing Director and Research and Development Tax Relief specialist, Simon Bulteel, […]
27th September 2017
R&D Tax Claims

R & D Tax Relief claims are on the rise! Are you missing out?

What is Research and Development (R & D) Tax Relief, and how does it work? The scheme allows for businesses that qualify to claim R&D Tax Relief. It is a form of tax relief introduced by the government in 2000-01 and exists to alleviate the financial pressure of R&D to business and […]
29th August 2017
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3 Research and Development Tax Relief Mistakes to avoid

R&D Tax Relief mistakes you wouldn’t expect from a Top 20 firm of accountants! So, I’ve just finished a project for a new client. They have recently switched accountants, the new one referred them to Cooden Tax Consulting, but the old one had submitted a claim for R&D Tax Relief for the […]
22nd August 2017
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Is your business eligible for Research and Development Tax Relief?

Just how innovative do you need to be to claim #RnD Tax Relief? I thought I would write this blog after talking to a potential client that was referred to me. This client, unfortunately, wasn’t innovative in the right way to be able to claim Research and Development Tax Relief. It was […]
14th August 2017
RegTech Fintech

Have you come across RegTech?

The more things change the more the regulators are playing catch up! So we have already looked at FinTech as a relatively new phrase that has been used to describe a variety of businesses that are disrupting the payments market place and other areas of our financial lives. We briefly covered Bitcoin […]
8th August 2017
Insurtech Sportech Blog

Are you an Insurtech or Sporttech Business ? You could be eligible for a Research & Development Tax Relief claim!

Defining Insurtech According to a Wikipedia, the term Insurtech refers to innovations in technology that “squeeze out savings and efficiency from the current insurance industry model”, making it sound something a little like a superannuated offspring of the union of Fintech and RegTech, which is perhaps not an entirely inappropriate way of […]
31st July 2017
Champagne glasses

The Ultimate Decision Maker Conference

We’ve paid for the Champagne, now talk to us to see if we can make your accounts sparkle with R&D Tax Relief. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” Mark Twain Champagne is easy to adore, the faint fizzing sound emanating from the glass in your hand […]
26th July 2017
FinTech

The new language of the technological age

In our last blog we touched on how changes in technology were driving changes in our language. Spend enough time in the business pages of The Times or looking at Start-ups and there is a high chance that you’ll come across some of the terminology that we mention below, but do you […]
14th July 2017
Tech innovation

New Tech is developing a New Language…

Behind it all – are businesses dedicated to investing in research and development projects? Many technical terms – and there seem to be new words competing for Oxford English Dictionary entries almost daily, can be a challenge to interpret, at least for those of us less tech savvy not working in the […]
22nd May 2017
How much could my R&D Tax Relief claim be?

How much could my R&D Tax Relief claim be?

This is a question we get asked a lot by most potential clients. Quite often they have already looked through their accounts and identified a pot of costs that they have incurred in their R&D projects’ journey. Most of the time we end up disappointing them by stripping out a lot of […]
15th May 2017
Flower Power blog

Flower Power people cotton on to the opportunity for R&D Tax Relief

Flower Power People cotton on to the opportunity for R&D Tax Relief Whether growing plants or creating greener gardens – financial rewards are almost certainly available for research and development in horticulture and garden design. Celebrating the show and the telling endeavours The Festival Season is upon us, kicking off with the […]
3rd January 2017
New Year 2017 RnDTax Relief

R&D Tax Relief: Is your FOMO going to get the better of you in 2017?

Happy New Year! Are you ready to give 2017 a really good start? Excellent, so are we! 2016 has gone, hooray! Get 2017 started with a bang! Did you dust off those New Year’s resolutions? Did you put making a claim for Research and Development Tax Relief somewhere near the top. No? […]
20th December 2016
A Christmas Carol

A Carol about R&D Tax Relief for the SME business

Bringing a little cheer to small business owners everywhere is exactly what Cooden Tax Consulting is all about. As Christmas approaches, this seems all the more appropriate and we offer below a newly commissioned carol, especially for SME’s – and for a bit of festive fun. We use our expertise in the […]
15th December 2016
First R&D Tax Relief Millionaire

Celebrating our first Research & Development Tax Relief Millionaire

  Celebrating our first Research and Development Tax Relief Millionaire We are very proud to say that as of this month we have managed so save one of our clients, an IT Services provider over £1 million in R&D tax relief in just two years of working with them. A nice little […]
29th November 2016

Research & Development Tax Relief & Creative Tech businesses

Making the link between Research & Development Tax Relief & Creative Tech businesses Brighton: A Sussex City developing creative & tech businesses The South-East coast of England has proven to attract businesses within the creative sector over the last few years, to the point where Brighton has ranked 6th highest in the UK […]
16th November 2016
Cycling

Sports Development – When is R&D Tax Relief available?

Are businesses that collaborate with research and development in Sport seeing any financial rewards?   Let’s look at Pedal Power You may have noticed that Cycling in the UK is on the increase. It has become massively popular thanks both to British successes in the Velodrome at the last three Olympic games […]
1st September 2016

Do you Subcontract out your expertise to help others improve their offering? You do. What do you get back for that?

Think of the BBC’s MasterChef. Cooking is big business and assisting market innovators to achieve better results can bring tangible rewards. Dozens of skilled chefs, restauranteurs, food critics and some ex-contestants; all deemed to possess enhanced knowledge of the subject of fine dining, are contracted temporarily to the BBC for each season […]
1st September 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday to R&D Tax Credit Experts – Cooden Tax Consulting

Cooden Tax Consulting are celebrating their 3rd Birthday on 1st September. In that short space of time, Simon Bulteel, Managing Director and more recently Neep Hazarika, Technical Report Writer, have helped around 40 different businesses to claim nearly £2.5m in Tax Relief, that they might otherwise not have claimed. To celebrate their […]
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