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News - 06 Apr 2021

Budget 2021: Setting the scene for a sustainable recovery, and the role of innovation

The 2021 Budget prompted a mixed response as usual but putting restart and recovery at its core gave it a better chance of more businesses backing it.

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News - 24 Mar 2021
Heritage and sustainability: Why, how, and where to start

Cultural heritage is central to our sense of identity. It forms a consistent, reassuring backdrop in a rapidly changing world, reminding us of our roots and retelling the story to future generations. And our heritage buildings and sites connect communities through housing, education, and engagement.

News - 05 Mar 2021
Manufacturing and the 'Green Revolution': How it's changing the game for the industry

The reality is that in the not-so-distant future, we'll be operating in a resource and carbon-constrained world, be that physically, economically, politically, or environmentally. It'll be game-changing. How manufacturing businesses behave now will likely determine the success or otherwise of their organisation and certainly dictate our planet's future.

News - 24 Feb 2021
Sustainability-driven innovation holds the key to a better business and a future for our planet

Prioritising sustainability-driven innovation protects the planet, improves profitability, and opens up tax relief opportunities to innovate further. So why wouldn’t you? Smart organisations are increasingly realising that using their core business to deliver financial returns and ease the pressure on society’s most pressing problems positively impacts their short and longer-term value.

News - 02 Feb 2021
R&D Legislation Changes from April 2021

With plenty of changes being rolled out to government loans and funding streams, HMRC have announced that the R&D scheme is being updated too. As we start 2021 with the wind in our sail, we look ahead to how these changes will be affecting the world of R&D.

News - 22 Jan 2021
Coronavirus support loans and R&D claims

With the government recently announcing changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan and Bounce Back Loan Schemes to reflect the ever-changing business landscape, we look at how these amendments impact a would-be R&D claim in 2021.

News - 07 Dec 2020
RIFT R&D End of Year Round-Up 2020

When we look back at 2020, it’s easy to see no further than the disruption and anguish that has been caused to many businesses and families, not just in the UK, but around the world too. However, it is out of these most testing of times where people are forced to rethink and reimagine the future, which is where new paths of discovery are found. The reality is, many of history’s greatest innovations came out of the most disruptive of times, after all, there is no rainbow without the rain.

News - 10 Sep 2020
The Future of UK Wind Energy

The UK has planted its flag firmly on the renewable energy technology scene – and it’s not just blowing hot air. Right now, close to a third of the country’s energy comes from renewable sources. Of that, over half comes in the form of wind power.

News - 20 Aug 2020
The Rise of Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is more about how you think than what you make. Advanced manufacturing businesses are independent but integrated, globally active but conscious of their local environments. Most of all, they innovate – and with that innovation comes risk that must be managed.

News - 10 Aug 2020
Engineering Tomorrow’s Industry: Automotive Innovation

In the fast-moving automotive sector, it’s no longer a question of whether business can afford to innovate. The new question is, how long can they afford not to?