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Pet tech – an investment opportunity not to be sniffed at

By CT Team | July 30, 2017

Guest blog by Emma Dahm, Red Horse Digital THERE’S no doubt pet tech has an extremely bright future. We pet owners are spending more on our companions than ever before. To some degree this is led by our increasing emotional attachment – even dependence ­– on our cats and dogs for companionship, entertainment, fitness and…

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R&D Tax credits presentation UK Jul 2017

By CT Team | July 27, 2017

AN R&D TAX CREDIT is a UK company tax relief, delivered via the tax system and administered by HMRC, that results in either a reduction in a company’s tax bill or a cash payment from HMRC. Read or download the presentation to find out how R&D tax credits may benefit your biotechnology or technology company.…

Share schemes for employees are good practice

Share schemes tax summary

By CT Team | July 13, 2017

THESE SHARE SCHEMES TABLES summarise the respective tax treatments of the three most common ways of providing equity reward to UK tax resident employees.

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Tax structuring advice for F-star collaboration

By CT Team | June 16, 2017

CONFLUENCE Tax is delighted to have provided tax structuring advice to F-star Delta, the fourth asset-centric vehicle in the F-star family, in its recent immuno-oncology collaboration. This deal underscores the attractiveness of F-star’s asset-centric business model, which provides a flexible deal-making framework while at the same time maximises the value of F-star’s bispecific programmes and…

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Destination Wimbledon for Confluence Tax team

By CT Team | June 16, 2017

STRAWBERRIES, Pimm’s and, of course, tennis beckon for the Confluence Tax team this July, who will be attending Britain’s favourite tennis tournament courtesy of team boss Colin Hailey. Confluence Tax has sponsored Tennis4Cambridgeshire, a local initiative to support coaching projects, better facilities and to encourage participation by all in tennis sessions. Recent projects include free…

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What’s next for UK tax post-election?

By CT Team | June 13, 2017

The UK general election result generated a lot of heat but did not shed much light on the future. The outcome for tax issues relating to biotechnology and technology businesses is clear and simple – no change.  Whatever a minority Conservative administration does, or is forced to do, in order to continue, there are no…

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Consulting on HMRC digital improvements project

By CT Team | May 16, 2017

Confluence Tax has been invited to take part in the HMRC research project into digital improvements to its SEIS, EIS and venture capital trust schemes – a great opportunity for us to have our say on the things that bug both us and our biotech and tech clients about the tax system! This stage of the project…

Life Sciences Structured M&A: seminar Confluence Tax, Dechert, SRS

By CT Team | May 2, 2017

ON MAY 3 Confluence Tax will be jointly running a seminar on biotech M&A transactions, taking place in London. Structured deals are a key feature of Life Sciences M&A transactions based on the principle of shared risk. These involve significant contingent consideration payable to selling shareholders based on clinical, regulatory and/or sales based milestones. How you negotiate…

BioTrinity 2017 Confluence Tax

By CT Team | April 26, 2017

Confluence Tax will be attending BioTrinity 2017, Europe’s leading biopartnering and investment conference, May 8-10, Novotel London West. We’re looking forward to catching up with our clients and chatting to new delegates. Why not come by stand #35 we’re always happy to talk through the latest tax developments in relation to company structures, R&D tax credits, share schemes…

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Tax in Switzerland vs UK tax systems: no comparison?

By CT Team | April 18, 2017

WHEN I received the invitation to attend the UK BioIndustry Association’s biotech fact-finding mission to Switzerland to see how the biotech sector might interact in a post-EU UK, I was intrigued to see how it could work for tax. If you indulge in lazy comparisons then you could muse on whether a devolved UK of England, Scotland,…