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Is Your Business Entitled to Government Cashback?

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

Looking to claim under HMRC’s R&D Tax Credits scheme that rewards business for unique innovation?
No doubt you have come across many websites with claims providers of all sorts offering to manage your claim. Confusing? Are you eligible? Should you allow your accountant to claim for you, should you do a DIY claim, should you give all your details to another accountancy firm, will you incur costs just to look into this?
Understanding what qualifies as ‘research and development’ for tax relief purposes is rarely completely clear to business owners or their professional advisors.
Many businesses have missed out on research and development tax credits for two key reasons:

They simply weren’t aware that they had cash-back or tax relief entitlement,

They have already claimed but the amount they received was nowhere near their maximum entitlement.

This seminar will go through the elements of the scheme, with case studies, audience questions and will provide a clearer understanding of eligibility, claim scope and how it has worked for Dorset based companies.
Who should attend:-
Dorset based UK Limited Companies trading for at least one year who:
• Design and produce new products.
• Regularly change their products.
• Develop or improve manufacturing processes or services.
• Develop or appreciably improve materials or devices.
• Develop samples, prototypes or undertake testing.
• Develop software, IT solutions or products in-house.
• Invested in failed projects or developed products not launched.
• Employ any staff with a technical or scientific background.
Rob Sowden  of Business Cash Enabler will be presenting this workshop in partnership with Dorset Growth Hub. He has worked in the area of tax efficient solutions for businesses for many years.

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.
Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: *Fishery & Aquaculture, *Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, *Coal, Steel and shipbuilding sectors,*Synthetic Fibres, *Generalised School Age Education, *Banking and Insurance Companies. (*please follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:
Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help


September 26
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Arena Business Centre
Holyrood Close
Poole, Dorset BH17 7FJ United Kingdom