Fiscale - Blog

Fiscale expands to the South East with new office in Kent

November 2017

Fiscale Ltd, a Suffolk based Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits specialist, has recently expanded opening a new office in Kent to service a growing number of clients located in the South East.

In order to provide clients in Kent and the South East with the appropriate level of local support and guidance Fiscale has appointed Hannah Tilson as Technical Director to head up Fiscale (South East) Limited.

 

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What is the Patent Box?

September 2017

patent box tax regime


The Patent Box is a complex specialist tax regime which was introduced by the Government to offer an incentive to companies to retain more of their profits arising from qualifying intellectual property.

 

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A recipe for success

September 2017

fiscale enjoys a recipe for success


The founders of a local Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits consultancy believe they have created the perfect recipe for success when it comes to business.

 

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Maximise your R&D Tax Credit claim

August 2017

fiscale enjoys a recipe for success


Once a company has acknowledged that R&D Tax Credits might be worth exploring and established eligibility they are faced with another decision - how to go about making a claim.

 

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Focus on Internal Innovation

August 2017

neil butler - systems manager


R&D Tax Credits consultancy Fiscale has recently invested over £75,000 in two new software systems designed to improve internal processes and client experience.

 

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Supermarket Secrets

July 2017

We recently watched a fascinating programme on BBC1 about the way supermarkets in the UK compete for our cash. Supermarket Shopping Secrets, hosted by MasterChef presenter Greg Wallace, gave a real insight into the level of research and development undertaken by the retailers.

 

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My apprenticeship journey

by Madeleine O' Mahoney, Claims Manager, Fiscale Ltd

June 2017

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"My career began when I graduated from the Lycée Alexis Montel in France in 2013. My first job was in an administration support role in Europe's most prestigious cardio-thoracic hospital.

On relocating to Haverhill I joined R&D Tax Credit specialists Fiscale in August 2014. I was recruited as an apprentice Claims Administrator to undertake an NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration. I decided to apply for an apprenticeship because I wanted to further my education whilst getting some hands on experience."

 

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clientside research and development tax credit software

An introduction to ClientSide

April 2017

At Fiscale we are always looking for opportunities to simplify and improve what we do. The desire to constantly innovate is probably driven by our daily exposure to the innovation shown by our clients. We are literally living and breathing research and development every single working day!

 

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Vocational training viable option versus University

March 2017

A Haverhill based company is reaping the benefits of recruiting young people from the local area into apprenticeships.

Fiscale Ltd, a firm of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit specialists, currently has two ex-Castle Manor Academy students and a former student of Joyce Frankland Academy employed on apprenticeship schemes.

 

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New office in Stoke-on-Trent

March 2017

A Suffolk based Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits specialist, Fiscale Ltd, has recently launched a new office in Stoke-on-Trent to service a growing number of clients located in the Midlands, Wales and the North West.

Fiscale was established in February 2014 to help companies claim back money invested in research and development activities from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the R&D Tax Credits scheme.

Initially working with firms in the East of England, over the last eighteen months Fiscale has acquired an increasing number of clients in the Midlands, Wales and the North West. These companies have been referred to Fiscale by existing clients and operate in a variety of industry sectors, including chemicals, food and drink, mining, manufacturing, engineering and e-cigarettes.

 

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A growing team

February 2017

In February the team at Fiscale celebrated our third birthday. In just three years the company has grown from two, founders John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting, to a team of eighteen with further recruitment ongoing.

Expansion was so rapid in 2016 that we outgrew our original offices in Hollands Road, Haverhill and had to move to larger premises. We took over the first floor of Smithfield House in Rookwood Way, Haverhill in August 2016.

Growth is a 'quality problem' and is proof of the increasing demand we are experiencing for specialist advice on the R&D Tax Credits scheme.

 

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Fiscale celebrate Investors In People (IIP) Silver accreditation

November 2016

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The team at Fiscale Ltd, Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit Advisors are celebrating their recent success in attaining Investors in People (IIP) Silver accreditation.

 

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Dare to raise your head above the parapet?

November 2016

When we are talking to business owners who are quite clearly undertaking research and development about their rationale for not claiming R&D Tax Credits it is usually because they do not want to attract unnecessary attention from HM Customs and Revenue (HMRC).

These businesses are prepared to forego funding that they are eligible to claim because of a fear that the process may make them more liable to an HMRC enquiry.

Are R&D Tax Credits too good to be true?

Find out more in our October blog.

 

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fiscale office openingFiscale celebrate official opening of new offices

October 2016

Over 50 clients, strategic partners, suppliers and colleagues celebrated the official opening of Fiscale's new offices at Smithfield House on Rookwood Way, Haverhill on Friday. Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture and MP for West Suffolk officiated at the event.

Founded in February 2014 by John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting the company specialises in helping clients claim back their investment in research and development from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit scheme.

 

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"Tax-free money" fuels Fiscale success

August 2016

Due to continued high demand for our Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit services Fiscale has had to relocate to larger premises.

Fiscale Ltd was established in February 2014 by John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting. Their aim was to help companies in the East of England claim back money invested in research and development activities from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the Government Research & Development Tax Credit scheme.

 

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The power of partnerships

July 2016

Within two years of starting Fiscale Ltd, a specialist Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit consultancy, Directors John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting are enjoying significant growth and success. The Haverhill based company was established in February 2014 and within just eight months had exceeded the initial business plan forecasts for the year and doubled the size of the team.

 

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The missing millions...

March 2016

There is no doubt that the pharmaceuticals and chemical industry in the UK has a significant impact on the economy.

So we have over £5 billion invested in R&D by the UK's pharmaceuticals and chemical industry; that's more than 28% of the total industrial R&D spend in the UK according to a market research report by AMA.

 

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A winning combination

February 2016

Within two years of starting Fiscale Ltd, a specialist Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit consultancy, Directors John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting are enjoying significant growth and success. The Haverhill based company was established in February 2014 and within just eight months had exceeded the initial business plan forecasts for the year and doubled the size of the team.

 

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Advanced Assurance for R&D Tax Credit Relief - the Fiscale perspective

December 2015

Advance Assurance for R&D Tax Credit relief is a new voluntary scheme from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which came into effect from 30th November 2015.

If your company has not previously submitted a claim for R&D Tax Credit, has an annual turnover of under £2million and employs less than 50 staff then it could qualify for Advance Assurance.

 

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7 Common Objections to Making an R & D Tax Credit Claim (Part 2)

November 2015

This month we continue our look at the top 7 most common objections that we have encountered in our conversations with SME business owners.

Read more for Objections 4-7!

 

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7 Common Objections to Making an R&D Tax Credit Claim (Part 1)

October 2015

Since establishing Fiscale in early 2014 we have spoken to many different businesses about R&D Tax Credit. We never cease to be amazed by the misconceptions that still surround the initiative, even after 15 years. Whilst the number and value of claims continues to increase there are so many more companies who could be benefitting from this incentive.

We have pulled together the top 7 most common objections raised when we broach the topic of R&D Tax Credit. This month we cover the 4 most popular objections!

 

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Good news for SMEs as R&D Tax Credit claims soar... but could they do better?

September 2015

The latest figures published by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) are showing a further substantial rise in the number of R&D Tax Credit claims for SMEs during the financial year 2013-2014.

Whilst we considered taking the glory for the entire £200 million increase in claims we did have to concede that it would have been quite a feat to achieve single-handedly, even for our R&D Tax Credit supremo, Stephen Bunting.

 

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Fast and furious at Fiscale!

August 2015

It has certainly been a high octane, action filled 18 months for Research and Development Tax Credit Consultants Fiscale. The company, which is based in Haverhill, opened for business in February 2014 and has not looked back since. The highlights so far include smashing their initial business plan forecasts in just eight months, trebling their team and securing Corporation Tax Gains of £1.7 million for their clients.

 

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Fabulous feat for Fiscale!

July 2015

Fiscale carried off the two top prizes at the inaugural ONE Haverhill Apprenticeship Awards held at Days Inn Haverhill recently. Senior Claims Administrator Madeline O'Mahoney, aged 19, won the coveted Apprentice of the Year Award and Fiscale was proud to receive the Apprentice Employer of the Year.

 

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Fiscale fly through Fellowship Productions R&D Tax Claim

July 2015

At a BNI breakfast meeting, John was introduced to Darren Hickey from Fellowship Productions, a web design and digital marketing company. John was soon delving into the "nitty gritty" of exactly what Darren's company did and more importantly how they did it. Within a few minutes John realised that Fellowship Productions was a potential candidate for an R & D Tax Credit claim.

 

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5 'Did you knows' to demystify the R & D Tax Credit scheme

June 2015

Suffolk based Research and Development Tax Credit specialists, Fiscale, has prepared 5 'Did You Know' Facts about R&D Tax Credits from HMRC to help demystify the R&D Tax Credit Scheme.

 

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What activities are eligible for the R&D Tax Credit scheme?

May 2015

Since starting Fiscale in February 2014 you would not believe the number of conversations we have had with prospective clients who completely dismissed their eligibility for R & D Tax Credit within the first 30 seconds of talking to them! Of course once we had "scratched below the surface" of what they actually do in 80% of cases it became clear that they were indeed eligible.

 

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From East to West - success drives growth for Fiscale

May 2015

Suffolk based Research and Development Tax Credit specialists, Fiscale, has appointed a Regional Director to head up its representation in the West Midlands and Cheshire. Experienced business woman Jacqui Stoneman joins the team at Fiscale to take responsibility for introducing the specialised R & D tax credit services to businesses in the new region.

 

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Free money from HMRC!

April 2015

Back in December 2014 when the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement he announced an increase in R&D tax credit relief for SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) from 225% to 230% as from 1st April 2015.

Quite simply this means that companies who meet the SME criteria can claim a reduction in their tax bill of up to 26% of their qualifying spend on R & D in tax relief.

 

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Growing team for Fiscale Tax Credit Specialists

March 2015

Haverhill based Research and Development (R & D) Tax Credit specialist Fiscale has recruited another senior member of staff as they gear up for continued growth. The company has had success in their first year of trading, smashing initial sales forecasts and doubling their team within just eight months.

 

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Flying start for Fiscale

October 2014

Start up business Fiscale has smashed their initial business plan forecasts for 2014, delivered an average of £30,000 in Research and Development Tax Credit savings for each of their clients and doubled their team in just 8 months of trading.

 

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Welcome to our blog and thank you for taking an interest.

So what is this blog about?

The aim of this blog is to provide a source of information and a forum for companies who are innovative in their field but are not receiving the support and benefits they may be entitled to, especially R&D tax credits but also including the patent box, grants and other support available.

 

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