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Q&A: will Covid19 affect my R&D tax relief claim?

With many companies currently turning to R&D tax relief as a way to inject crucial cash back into their business, we've received many questions from clients on how Covid-19 might affect their R&D claims in the short and long term.

Budget 2020

The 2020 Budget focuses on on the subject of innovation. The Chancellor has made it clear that the UK’s success in the global economy will be rooted in innovation and cutting-edge technology.


Remember WALL-E? The friendly and compassionate ‘Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class’ robot on a mission to tidy up our desolate planet?

Ocean Frontiers of Energy Making

Island nations, such as the United Kingdom, are literally surrounded by renewable energy sources.

Is HTC The New Opportunity For Renewable Energy?

Fossil fuels, as an energy source, accounted for 79.7% of the world’s total energy consumption in 2015.

‘Ubiquitin clipping’: a new technique which could aid proteomics research and the development of new drugs for ubiquitination.

Researchers from Australia have recently developed a new proteomics (study of proteins) technique called ‘ubiquitin clipping’, in collaboration with scientists at the MRC Laboratory of molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK.

Are smart cities a smart idea?

By the year 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.

Superman’s legacy: superhuman walking and much more

In August 2018 Claire Lomas completed the Manchester marathon after 8 days, perhaps nothing astonishing you might say, but Claire, a former equestrian eventer, was paralysed from the waist down after a freak riding accident.

What we can do about the high cost of drugs?

Every year, millions of people die from lack of medical treatment. According to the UN, 1.6 million died in 2015 as a result of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-related illnesses.

Unusual sources of biofuels

Poo-powered cars? Algae electricity? Public transport running on kitchen-oil and congealed fat? These are only some of the biofuel alternatives currently being developed!

Health tracking: the next step in fitness monitoring?

Many people nowadays walk around with devices tracking their every move. Smartwatches and dedicated fitness trackers allow users to measure many aspects of their daily life and fitness activity.

Genome editing – recent advances and the question of ethics.

It is hoped that recent research into genome editing, which allows scientists to change an organism’s DNA at particular locations in the genome, will lead to the development of new ways to prevent and treat human diseases. However, these also raise ethical questions and concerns.