Legal advice

How to obtain a UK patent – a 10-point checklist

Obtaining a patent can be time-consuming and expensive. But a patent can prevent others from using your invention, generate licensing income, encourage investment and even lower your tax bill

Accounts & Tax

Why small businesses are missing out on millions in R&D tax credit relief

Failed innovations can still reward a business’s bottom line, providing extra capital which can be reinvested through the research and development (R&D) and Patent Box tax credits. Mark Tighe explains.


Patent risk: understanding the best way to deal with it

Here, Peter Arrowsmith, patent attorney and partner at Gill Jennings & Every, discusses why you should be careful when applying for a patent in your business.


More UK companies protecting intellectual property year on year

European patent applications filed by British applicants rose by 5.7 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

Accounts & Tax

How Patent Box legislation can help businesses

Neil Sevitt explains the Patent Box, which allows companies to benefit from a lower rate of corporation tax on profits.

Legal advice

How to get Patent Box Relief 

Richard Beavan of Boodle Hatfield provides guidance on how to benefit from the new HMRC Patent Box Relief.


Patent Box praised by SMEs

Patent legislation announced in the Budget has been hailed as key to ensuring manufacturing continues in the UK.

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?