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SME and RDEC? What is RDEC?

What is RDEC?


RDEC (research and development expenditure credit) is a UK government tax incentive designed to support innovative companies investing in research and development (R&D). It is primarily used by large companies and by SMEs in some circumstances, such as if they’re been awarded grant funding.


One of the benefits of RDEC claims is that they can be accounted for above-the-line in your income statement (also known as your profit-and-loss account), providing a positive impact on visible profitability in your accounts.… See more...

how to do crowdfunding campaign

How to create a successful crowdfunding pitch

Top tips to make sure you hit your campaign target.


Crowdfunding is one of the most popular forms of raising finance in the UK today. The top five UK crowdfunding platforms helped businesses raise £72 million in crowdfunding in the first nine months of 2017.


One of the main attractions of running a crowdfunding campaign is the speed with which you can raise tens (or hundreds) of thousands of pounds. But many businesses underestimate the investment required for the campaign planning and management, with potentially disastrous outcomes.

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