With family firms representing 85% of all private sector businesses and employing over 13 million people in the UK, their importance to the UK economy is not to be underestimated. Neither is their contribution to innovation.
We find that family businesses have key characteristics which make them a hotbed for exciting innovation, this includes the below.
Family businesses are exactly the kind of companies which should be accessing the UK’s innovation tax reliefs – knowing that the tax savings will be invested in further innovation as they continue to expand their business. Per HMRC’s statistics the average cash per SME claim is £53,000, a good cash injection for any family business.
Unfortunately the management behind these businesses are often some of the busiest we’ve met. Advisor support is crucial to making sure these businesses access the innovation support that our tax system has to offer and that they are so deserving of.
We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ businesses, keeping in touch with their key innovators and causing as little disruption to the family owner-managers as is possible, while maximising the tax savings they achieve through R&D and the Patent Box.
For more information on how we can help your family business access these valuable tax reliefs, visit our R&D and Patent Box pages, or contact your usual Crowe contact.