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Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share options guide

By CT Team | August 24, 2018

  Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share options guide COMPANIES in the biotech and tech spaces have a constant need to incentivise staff and build motivated teams to prepare them down the line for a sale or investment. Part of that process should include consideration of equity incentives and the tax implications of granting these share…

Tax junior 2018

By CT Team | June 5, 2018

BOUTIQUE TAX ADVISORY FIRM, CAMBOURNE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE ROLE: tax junior Full-time, typical hours 9.00am – 5.30pm Competitive package available Join us! We’re looking for an enthusiastic tax junior to complement our expanding team, based in our friendly Cambridgeshire office. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting team members in preparing tax returns, advice and reports…

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Rise and fall of film partnerships

By CT Team | June 1, 2018

A tax perspective Tax is our world. We live and breathe it and always find the most tax-efficient – and legal – solutions for our clients, that’s a given. Film partnerships do not generally figure in the tech and biotech niche we inhabit, but they’ve caught our attention in the press recently, so here’s our…

F-Star collaboration

By CT Team | May 31, 2018

As announced today (May 31), Confluence Tax is delighted to have assisted F-star on the acquisition of the asset-centric vehicle F-Star Gamma by Denali Therapeutics, leveraging F-star’s Modular Antibody Technology™ beyond immuno-oncology. Read the full press release here. 

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BREXIT AND TAX: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR BIOTECHS?

By CT Team | April 19, 2018

THERE IS no doubt that biotech fundraising rounds are getting bigger, companies are getting bigger and, as tax advisors, we are being faced with previously unheard of issues. Take profits – these could result in corporation tax liabilities, groups so large or profitable that they cannot claim SME R&D tax credits or future milestone income…

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Finalist in Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2018 – Confluence Tax

By CT Team | April 3, 2018

  CONFLUENCE Tax is delighted to announce the team has been shortlisted in the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2018. The team is a finalist in the category Best Independent Consultancy Firm and is the smallest company to be selected. ‘It’s fantastic to be chosen as a finalist, especially as it’s the first time we’ve applied for an award.…

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Should your company elect in to the Patent Box?

By CT Team | February 6, 2018

You’re not out of time but don’t be out of touch… Bad Hall & Oates songs aside, the Patent Box is a complicated beast and 2018 is likely to be a crucial year for determining whether you should elect in. So here is some clarity if yours is a loss-making company. The Patent Box provides…

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UK: A GREAT OPTION FOR US R&D

By CT Team | February 6, 2018

WHY THE UK ROCKS FOR RESEARCH During a January visit to San Francisco to coincide with the JP Morgan conference, it was encouraging to hear from one US biotech company CFO how he considered the UK an attractive place to base his company’s research activities – above and beyond any other. Among the reasons why…

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HMRC Enterprise Centre: why the delays?

By CT Team | February 6, 2018

IN LIGHT of the November 2017 budget where the Chancellor announced the importance of supporting the R&D sector and growth of small businesses, why are we experiencing delays at the HMRC Enterprise Centre? Confluence Tax’s Anne-Marie Rickels looks at the problems and what can be done. Venture Capital Schemes, such as VCT, EIS and SEIS,…

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Employment related securities annual returns – what you need to know

By CT Team | December 1, 2017

EMPLOYMENT related securities (ERS) are a common way of incentivising employees within the technology and biotechnology industries. However, issuing shares or share options results in a reporting obligation to HMRC, the UK tax authorities. This blog aims to answer the most common queries regarding these annual returns. Overview Any company that has given shares or…