Cyber Awareness Month: Why it’s important for your business

Cyber Awareness Month

Written by Head of Gravita’s Technology Sector, Ben Chernoff Ever since 2004, October has been named as Cyber Awareness month. It’s a month designed to highlight the importance of the risks to businesses and how best to protect themselves. But with big changes in recent years, this year feels more important than ever to make […]

R&D reinvented: Unlocking the power of innovation in the tech sector

VAT and the Construction Industry

On 20th September 2023, from 9:00am – 9:45am, our team of Research and Development (R&D) experts will be hosting an exclusive webinar that will revolutionise your understanding of the changes to R&D tax relief. Get ready to navigate the future with us! Overview: Since 1st April 2023, significant changes have shaken the landscape of R&D […]

UK employee share schemes: Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI)


Written by Tax Partner, Michaela Lamb Whilst there are many ways of incentivising and retaining key employees, the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme remains one of the most tax efficient ways to do this because of the very generous tax reliefs associated with the scheme. In addition, these schemes are entirely flexible and gives the […]

An employee’s guide to RSUs and Stock Options


Written by Tax Partner, Michaela Lamb More and more employers in the Tech sector are offering Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) or Stock Options to their employees.  These have been popular with US companies for a long time, and so those working for global companies, and those who are working remotely for US/Canadian businesses are finding […]

Is it time to embrace AI to transform your business?

benefits of ai

Written by Tech Partner, Ben Chernoff Is it time to embrace AI to transform your business? It’s clear AI is not going away. And while there’s a lot of fear about what AI could do in the wrong hands, it also brings a lot of opportunity for good. It has the potential to drive economic […]

Mitigating some risks with SEIS and EIS tax investment schemes

SEIS and EIS Tax investment schemes

Written by Tax Partner, Parminder Chattha The SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) and EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) schemes provide valuable tax incentives for investors who subscribe to shares in particular companies. These reliefs make fundraising for newer and smaller companies much easier as the investor’s downside risk is mitigated and upside benefit is exempt from […]

Navigating through some R&D tax complexities

Written by Tax Partner, Parminder Chattha . It is common knowledge amongst the industry that HMRC are focusing on R&D tax credit claims, with a significant increase in enquiries. Historically, claims would be enquired into before any payment was made to the claimant company, which most would agree is a sensible approach. Nevertheless, the enquiry […]

Taxation of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)


Written by Tax Partner, Michaela Lamb Restricted Stock Units, better known as RSUs, are an increasingly popular form of incentivisation offered to employees. These are a kind of employee share option scheme and are most commonly being offered by multinational tech companies, but are also offered by some banks and other smaller companies, albeit sometimes […]

R&D changes: What it means for your business

In March, Jeremy Hunt announced his second fiscal statement and first Budget since becoming Chancellor against a backdrop of fragile public finances, an ongoing cost of living crisis, and increased Government borrowing. We covered how this Budget stacks up against the Government’s priorities – and what it means for people and businesses across the UK […]

UK R&D tax relief claim requirements: The additional information form

From August 1st 2023, entities claiming Research and Development (R&D) tax relief or expenditure credit in the UK must complete and submit an additional information form to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This additional form will be a prerequisite for supporting all R&D tax relief claims, and failure to submit it before the entity’s Corporation […]