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R&D tax credit scheme a ‘costly failure’, says report

Companies invest less than before the policy’s introduction.

Funds for regulators to help innovative businesses are now open

Applicants can claim up to £200,000 per project.

Sunak to unveil new mortgage scheme

Buyers will just need a 5% deposit on houses up to £600,000.

SMEs report boost from expert advice

95% pleased with bringing in the professionals.

Businesses’ demand for digital skills tipped to ‘skyrocket’

95% businesses expect demand for digital roles to grow.

Small business exports increase

Almost 1 in 10 SMEs export goods abroad.

R&D investment grows to £23.7bn

Spending on innovation at highest point on record.

AIA rise ‘may bring only complexity’ for SMEs

Higher allowance could create complexity for 97% businesses.

Most firms plan to invest in training

CBI says further apprenticeship levy reform is needed.

Directors call for SME productivity allowance

Allowance proposed to incentivise investment in technology.