Press release

Workshops give support to business

Small and medium-sized companies are being invited to a series of one-day workshops around the country on government support for business R&D and innovation. The free workshops are for SMEs and their professional advisors.

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Business workshops

Government workshops for business R&D and innovation

Areas covered include:

  • using R&D tax credit relief to invest more in R&D
  • planning for the reduced (10 per cent) rate of corporation tax on profits attributable to patents, the Patent Box
  • using R&D grants available
  • networking with peers in R&D
  • using government procurement opportunities for R&D
  • maximising Intellectual Property for competitive advantage
  • using design to add value and help businesses grow

Each session will allow time for questions, and stands are also staffed by experts who are available to talk.

The workshops are organized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

To book, go to the BIS website. Questions about booking can also be made to or on Tel 0207 215 5462.



December 5, Norwich - Follow this link to book

London and South East

December 12, London - Follow this link to book


January 16, Birmingham - Follow this link to book


January 30, Newcastle - Follow this link to book


February 13, Warrington - Follow this link to book

Solent and South

February 20, Southampton - Follow this link to book


March 6, Cardiff - A link to the booking site will be available shortly


March 20, Inverness - A link to the booking site will be available shortly

The workshops are part of the Business in You campaign - a partnership between private enterprise and Government to highlight support for start-ups and growing businesses and encourage entrepreneurial spirit.

Further information and a link to the booking site will be available shortly. * Visit the Business in you website * A webinar covering the material in the workshops will be available on the HMRC website shortly.

Visit HM Revenue & Customs pre-recorded webinars. It will be listed under “Other help and support”

Published 26 November 2012