Insight

As one of the most experienced fiscal incentive specialists in the UK, we have helped generate in excess of £1bn of additional tax savings on behalf of our clients.

Here we provide case studies of some of our most prestigious and high-value engagements and present insightful analysis and commentary across a variety of topics.

Case study – Historical review of enhanced capital allowances

Review and analysis of data centre operator's historical capital allowances. Total expenditure: £27m Total plant and machinery allowances - £23.2m Total tax saving @ 20%: £4.64m

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Don’t risk losing out on a commercial property transaction

Appearing in Insider Ireland, senior consultant Stacey Ferguson outlines why seeing a capital allowances specialist from the beginning of a commercial property transaction is imperative to making sure you don’t miss out on valuable claims. Stacey explains: “It is imperative that appropriate action is taken at the earliest stages of a commercial property transaction to avoid … Continue

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R&D Tax Incentives Part Three: How to prepare a claim

There are two elements that make up a successful and robust claim: a technical narrative and detailed financial calculations. The purpose of which is to demonstrate to HMRC that the project undertaken meets the definition of R&D and includes qualifying costs with supporting evidence. Technical narrative The technical narrative should be written with input from … Continue

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R&D Tax Incentives Part One: What exactly is R&D tax relief?

Research and Development (R&D), is an activity that up until a few years ago most people would think belongs in a lab, carried out by scientists in white coats. No longer is that the case; more people are beginning to understand that R&D refers to the incremental and continual improvements made to all manner of … Continue

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Refurbishment projects – do you know the incentives available to claim?

In this month’s Insider Ireland’s Business Matters, senior consultant Phil O’Connor outlines that property owners – and even tenants – that are spending on the refurbishment of properties could be eligible for some valuable tax relief. Phil explains that refurbishment projects which are undertaken at properties that are in use, or are capable of use, … Continue

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Part Four: Top tips on protecting your capital allowances from the outset

In this final instalment of our four-part series, we share our tips on how to protect your capital allowances. How do you protect your capital allowances position? In last week’s blog we demonstrated that without fully investigating a property acquisition, a potentially significant cash benefit could be missed and remain, with the legislation as it … Continue

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Stimulating growth in the Northern Ireland economy – investors shouldn’t overlook existing tax incentives

Director Aubrey Calderwood writes in Insider Ireland’s Business Matters, that those contemplating investing in Northern Ireland should not overlook the tax reliefs that already exist in the country. Aubrey outlines that with Northern Ireland having the slowest growing economy in the UK, with one per cent growth so far this year, a non-functioning devolved Assembly, … Continue

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Part Three: This is why thorough due diligence is important

In the first instalment of our four-part series, we outlined why commercial property investors must incorporate all available tax reliefs from the beginning of a purchase in order to unlock the maximum value of a transaction. In this blog we put the theory into practice to highlight why this is so important. Why due diligence … Continue

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