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2018 budget: a tax update for biotech and tech businesses

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  Invitation to the essential 2018 post-budget briefing and general tax update for biotech and tech companies a free event We’ll keep it brief as you’re all busy but we’ll distill the significant bits of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget and discuss how they relate to biotech and tech businesses. The Confluence Tax team will be…

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Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share options guide

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  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…

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Rise and fall of film partnerships

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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…

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

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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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Should your company elect in to the Patent Box?

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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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