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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 […]
23rd September 2019
Supply Chain

R&D Tax Relief claims for the Supply Chain

UK Manufacturing may be experiencing a “post-failure to Brexit” lull right now, but there are many areas where a manufacturing business can still look to boost its cash flow. One of the often overlooked areas is a claim for Research and Development Tax Relief or R&D Tax Credits as they are more […]
16th September 2019
Plastic

Are you ready for the war on Plastics?

Will you be a winner in the war on plastic? The opening salvo was fired long before the Blue Planet II documentary, but just over a year ago, plastic became public enemy number one, even though it remains so pervasive in our lives. Plastic has been responsible for a huge number of […]
9th September 2019
SMEs

SMEs are missing out on R&D Tax Relief

75% of eligible Small Businesses are missing out on R&D Tax Relief   That was the staggering finding of some research performed by the Enterprise Research Council earlier this year when they published their 2019 review “The State of Small Business Britain”. You can access the full report here: https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/02114-State-of-Small-Business-Britain-Report_June-2019-Final.pdf. It surprises even […]
18th January 2019
Green R&D

Research Grants and Tax Allowances Help Fund Green R&D

The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change published its latest report in October 2018. It highlighted the need to curb activities that are accelerating climate change and to cap the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C. The panel estimated that we only have 12 years to bring about this change in order […]
18th January 2019
Find out in Fifteen

Introducing Find Out In Fifteen

What is #FindOutInFifteen? In Cooden Tax Consulting’s experience, we’ve found that an initial 15-minute phone call is normally sufficient for us to determine whether there is some potential in a project. So, if you’re considering claiming for Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits you may want to read this first.   The […]
19th September 2018
Happy Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday To Us!

The 1st of September marks the 5-year anniversary of when our director Simon Bulteel, quit his job at a World Championship winning Motorsport Team and decided to help Small and Medium-sized business owners with claims for Research and Development Tax Relief. Our Growth Now with a team of six people and clients […]
15th December 2017
Cooden Avant photo for blog

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, […]
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 […]
1st September 2016

When Time is Money – do you choose a 9-iron or a pitching wedge?

If you are the owner of an SME you’re most likely always on the go and quite probably subscribe to the adage that: time is money. In this article I’m asking you to stop, just for a minute or two and consider whether an application for Research & Development Tax Relief, which […]
15th June 2016

BREXIT – Should we? Does anyone really know?

Are Small Business owners in the UK in a stronger position in or out of the EU? While voices on both sides of the forthcoming EU Referendum on June 23rd tend to market their cause to us all in fairly bold and strident terms, clearly very determined to convince us that their […]
15th June 2016

Innovation is often vital – are you listening Roy?

As Frustrating Lions fail to bring down the Russian bear at the Euros in France, what lessons can be learned for struggling businesses? The England football team’s superb display against Russia, in their opening game at the Euros, but lack of a win, provides a fascinating backdrop against which to examine an […]
5th May 2016

The most interesting stand at Accountex 2016 is…

Drum roll please…… We think it could be stand A170 for the most unusual, fascinating and record breaking attraction … so make sure you visit during 11 and 12 May at the London Excel. (OK, hands up, we’ll admit that stand A170 is our Cooden Tax Consulting stand, but it’s not us that is the attraction!) We are […]
27th April 2016

Less Sugar in our Fizzy Drinks – An Obstacle or an Opportunity for Producers?

The Health Lobby has won a significant victory, as the Chancellor gets busy with the Fizzy and introduces the Misuse of Sugar Act 2016*. What might his new tax mean for Soft Drinks Producers? Just for the taste of it… Following Mr Osborne’s new tax levies on sugary fizzy drinks, announced in […]
27th April 2016

Special deals for R&D tax relief services at Accountex 2016

Have you cleared your diary to visit Accountex 2016 on 11 and 12 May at London’s Excel? It’s a huge show that is well worth a visit with 200 exhibitors, keynote speakers and workshops in 13 theatres and 169 CPD certified seminars! If you register now you can get free tickets. We’ll […]
8th April 2016

Why go to Accountex 2016?

Well the simple answer is “It’s good for your business.” We know from our experience in 2014.   We met some interesting accountancy firms and businesses that we started working with and still do today. Through our specialism in R&D Tax Relief we have been saving them or their clients £000s.   […]
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