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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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By CT Team | December 6, 2017

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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…

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BUDGET 2017: BEST BITS

By CT Team | November 24, 2017

CONFLUENCE TAX held a post-budget tax briefing for those in the biotech and tech space on November 23, 2017. Here we’ve shared the ‘need to knows’ for all knowledge-intensive companies and investors WHILE MANY commentators on the autumn budget were unmoved, we welcomed various tax changes that affect the knowledge-based businesses we work with –…

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By CT Team | November 24, 2017

 

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Don’t let tax be a party pooper!

By CT Team | November 14, 2017

IF YOU’RE booking an annual staff event, such as a Christmas party or summer BBQ, now is the time to look at how much you’re spending on each member of staff to avoid any nasty surprises from HMRC for your employees. There is a £150 tax-free limit imposed by HMRC that an employer can spend…