ABGI news from across the UK and the world

Not all masks are created equal.

Wearing a face mask can help reduce the spread of viruses, but a lot depends on the material it is made from.

Tax credit group furthers its expansion with business development appointment

The appointment will expand the Edinburgh-headquartered company's services more widely in England and Wales

Government update on Furlough payments and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

HMRC has now confirmed how it expects companies to deal with staffing costs when calculating their R&D tax relief for claim periods in which they had furloughed staff.

Innovation driving forward UK smart car industry

In June the UK Government announced £12 million worth of funding for ‘ground-breaking’ research into zero emissions transport, including electric vehicle charging.

Rental firm in ‘Netflix of clothing’ enterprise

A formalwear hire firm whose business “fell off a cliff” when weddings were postponed during lockdown is accelerating its move into the emerging market for renting everyday clothing.

Nature Based Solutions in modern urbanism

Is it time to turn to nature for solutions to the climate emergency?

Regulating advisers will reduce R&D tax relief abuse

As HMRC concludes consultation on the abuse of research & development tax relief at the end of August, ABGI-UK’s Scott Henderson calls for the regulation of advisers at a time when the UK needs to be globally competitive

R&D tax rebates could offer relief for commercial property sector

InnovateUK has a wide range of grants available encouraging innovation across UK industry including building design and construction such as the Sustainable Innovation Fund, aimed at helping all sectors of the UK recover, grow, and create new opportunities.

ABGI UK are seeking new acquisition opportunities

Innovation advisor ABGI UK is seeking new acquisition opportunities after completing the integration of Hereford-based R&D tax relief specialist, MSC Associates.

Consultancy targets further acquisitions after latest takeover

Birmingham-based innovation advisor ABGI UK says it is seeking new acquisition opportunities after completing the integration of Hereford-based R&D tax relief specialist MSC Associates.