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IT in the Budget

Anne Fairpo Director Rawlinson & Hunter outlines the IT aspects of the Budget
This Budget's views on IT seem to be a mixture of love and hate. To dispense with the hate first — the improbable disappearance of the Home Computer Initiative Scheme despite the DTI's recent promotion of the scheme and the Department of Work & Pensions' recent announcement that it would make the scheme available to its staff … communication is a wonderful thing.
More positively some medium-sized people-intensive businesses should be able to claim the SME R&D tax credit from the summer — when the EU has approved the extension of the employee limit from 250 to 500.

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