Budget 2012 – positive R&D tax credit changes

Budget 2012 – positive R&D tax credit changes

The Minister for Finance has announced this week some very positive changes to the R&D Tax Credit scheme. These will benefit both SME’s and larger companies.

The influence of IRDG is clear to be seen in today’s announcement as the suggestions were largely contained in submissions made by IRDG during 2012 and were discussed at a recent meeting with Revenue. IRDG will continue to engage with Revenue between now and the Finance Bill and thereafter to ensure the detail associated …

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Dr. Dick Kavanagh Retires

On 30th November last Dr. Dick Kavanagh retired from the IRDG.  Dick was a founding member and held the position of Managing Director since it’s inception in 1992.

Over the years Dick has developed the IRDG to be the key association for R&D performing companies across the country.   He has been a champion of change for member companies, and was particularly instrumental in lobbying for the improvement of R&D Grant schemes and the introduction of R&D Tax Credits in Ireland.…

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Monster €80bn investment in R&D

In a move calculated to give Europe the edge in science and technology with the resulting jobs boost that will come from new industries, the EU plans to invest €80bn under its new Horizon 2020 programme.

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Research & Development – Business Attitudes

Research & Development – Business Attitudes

KPMG has recently undertaken a study of business attitudes to Research & Development in Ireland.  Please follow the link to read a copy of the report “Take a Closer Look 2012“.…

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