The number of foreign-owned UK businesses investing in research and development has doubled in the last decade. But concerns have been raised that Brexit could see those numbers soon reverse.
Research by The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and PatSnap has found that the US, EU and UK will lose all innovation leadership positions by 2029.
A recent report revealed the UK has retained its place in the global innovation rankings. This, one particular expert suggests, is a surprise given the nation’s low R&D levels.
Philip Hammond insists the UK is on a technological journey, and backed that mantra up with an R&D tax credits and investment increase.
Myriad Associates technical consultant Lauren Olson looks at the topic of R&D tax credits and what eligibility, application and the benefits look like.
It’s time for chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget 2017, so we’ve looked at the rumour mill and compiled a list of business announcements likely to crop up.
Business secretary Greg Clark commits £15m worth of government backing to support the innovation of 125 British R&D projects.
According to prime minister Theresa May, her newly announced industrial strategy will back Britain for the long term, “creating the conditions where successful businesses can emerge and grow”.
As we look to future of UK plc, I often wonder where the big British business ideas are going to come from, given we have with gaps in the country’s skills and productivity to fill.
On the eve of chancellor Phillip Hammond’s first budget address to members of parliament, Real Business provides some Autumn Statement predictions.
Fast-forward to 2020 and the UK will likely have left, or be in the process of leaving, the EU. While many companies resume “business as usual”, others will need to adapt and invest in order to remain competitive by the use of R&D tax relief.
Expanding by way of acquisition has long been a popular route for growing a business. However, M&A is not without its risks and, from Time Warner and AOL to eBay and Skype, history shows that maximising the “on paper” upsides when bringing two businesses together is not always straightforward.