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Breville Group Reports Increased R&D Investment Delivering Results

May 18th, 2020

Breville Group, has been one of the outstanding performers on the ASX over the past year, with the value of its shares having approximately doubled in the past 12 months; Breville Group has a design and R&D headquarters in Sydney, with manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities around the world. In a cautiously optimistic trading update announced during this week, Breville Group has reported that: Total annual R&D Investment has increased 97% between FY15 and FY19; R&D Team headcount has increased […]

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Opposition Critical of Government Innovation Policy as Australia Emerges from COVID-19

May 11th, 2020

An article in The Australian by long time Labor Industry Spokesman Kim Carr this week has been critical of the Australian Government’s R&D Tax Policy, and has linked this to decline in Australian manufacturing and supply chain weakness. Highlights form Carr’s article include the following: The government reintroduced the R&D Tax reform bill in December 2019, despite: A senate economics inquiry concluding that a previous iteration of the bill should be withdrawn due to concerns over complexity, particularly the controversial […]

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Startups Using Accrued R&D Tax Offsets to Access Finance Ahead of Lodgement

May 5th, 2020

An Article in the Sydney Morning Herald during the week has highlighted the increasing trend of companies seeking finance based on anticipated R&D Tax Entitlements. This allows companies to access funding now, based on a portion of what their anticipated R&D Refund is expected to be, once claims can be lodged after 30 June. Providers of such finance usually require: interim financial statements and R&D Calculations to be reviewed in detail; an assessment of the companies R&D Activities to be undertaken […]

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STA Lobbying for Australia to Have Greater “Sovereign Capability” in Manufacturing, Underpinned by Strong R&D

April 27th, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, there has been numerous parties lobbying that: Not only should the R&D Tax reforms proposed to apply for FY20 be abandoned; but The government should also implement measures to enhance incentives for business investment in R&D. InnovationAus has reported that Science & Technology Australia (STA) has proposed: If the government’s proposed reduction to the R&D Tax Incentive were implemented, that any savings be directed to a research translation fund to help Australia build greater […]

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