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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.   […]
1st April 2016

Welcome Tax Relief is an incentive for Brewers of Craft Beers

Research and Development in the production of Craft Beers needn’t leave a bitter taste in the mouth for the brewer. Thanks to the opportunities now available to submit applications for Research & Development Tax Relief, brewers of craft beers may well find that, whilst we enjoy their bitter, they can derive a […]
19th February 2016

Research and Development Tax Relief – it’s an innovation incentive Captain, but not enough of us know it.

Let’s boldly go where too few have gone before. Beyond the known frontiers, in what might be accurately described as the Deep Space of UK tax legislation and practice; if you’re the captain of a small to medium sized enterprise and you don’t fully understand exactly what’s out there, it can be difficult to know […]
14th February 2016

Make your funding go further with R&D Tax Credits, over 33% further!

If you’re company has been “Funded”, and in the last 36 months you have spent some of that funding on Research or Development make sure you talk to us about Research and Development Tax Credits before it’s too late! Many thousands of Small & Medium-sized Entities (SMEs) and Start-ups are throwing away […]
28th January 2016

7 Reasons why you should #BeLikeRandy for Research & Development Tax Credits

I don’t know about you but I have been quite enjoying #BeLikeBill currently sweeping Twitter and Facebook, I thought it might be a good idea to see if I could make use of the meme by creating a series of graphics on the theme of #BeLikeRandy. Why Randy? Well firstly the name is […]
21st January 2016

Cooden Tax Consulting’s client wins Innovate 2015 Design in Innovation Award

Cooden Tax Consulting (CTC) are a Bexhill-based entrepreneurial Tax Consultancy who specialise solely in providing advice to companies, predominantly SMEs, around three Technology-based Tax Reliefs, Research and Development Tax Relief, Patent Box and Video Games Tax Relief. Simon Bulteel Managing Director, has supported some extraordinary clients since setting up the company in […]
7th January 2016
Our R&D Tax Consultancy

An interesting year ahead for our niche R&D Tax Relief Consultancy

This was going to be our first blog of the year, but events took over and the Photonics Grant Funding and R&D Tax Relief blog took its place. Having joined Growth Accelerator on the cusp of its demise in November last year, our initial coaching sessions have already identified the need for […]
7th January 2016

Feasibility Grant Funding available for Niche Sussex Industry

Every now and again the Government makes available a pot of money targeted at niche industries where they feel British companies can make an impact on a global stage as a result of their scientific specialisms. It just so happens that such a pot of money is available to a number of […]
30th November 2015

What next for the Innovation Nation with the quiet demise of Growth Accelerator

I originally released this post on Friday on the Business Zone website a sister service to Accounting Web that I regularly post in. I have updated it as more news has come out over the weekend. I have only recently embarked on the onboarding process for Growth Accelerator, I have met my […]
25th November 2015

Loans or Grants : Opportunity or Threat to SME Innovation

  With the Autumn Statement due to be read at Lunchtime today, there have been a significant number of rumours that whilst the headline Science Budget is to be increased, Innovation Grants are set to be replaced by Innovation Loans. Could such a change be an opportunity or a threat to SME […]
4th November 2015

HMRC releases findings from R&D Consultation

  Last week, HMRC released the long awaited findings from their R&D Consultation entitled “Improving access to Research and Development tax credits for small business” with its aim to make the scheme more visible and accessible to SME businesses. If you were expecting the findings to follow the path of the eligibility […]
3rd October 2015

We are sponsoring the www.fast-charge.org project

We are delighted to announce that Cooden Tax Consulting will be sponsoring the www.Fast-charge.org project with Weald Technology and their partners. Our sponsorship consists of a mixture of discounted Research and Development Tax Relief claims for the companies, general business advice and a financial contribution towards the project. Phil Edwards, Managing Director […]
24th September 2015

Top Rated Accountant in the UK

SIMON BULTEEL IS TOP RATED IN THE UK Cooden Tax Consulting are equally delighted and proud to announce that, Director, ​Simon Bulteel has once again been named as a UK Top Rated Accountant for his work in helping companies to claim Research and Development Tax Relief! He has received this commendation thanks […]
23rd September 2015

SME company claims for R&D Tax Relief increase to an average of £50k!

Every year around this time HM Revenue and Customs release statistics on how the R&D Tax Relief Schemes are performing by looking at the number of claims, the number of claimant companies and the total cost of the three schemes. The latest statistics cover the 2013/14 tax year and are based on […]
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