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Technology and the Budget

Anne Fairpo discusses how the Budget affects the technology sectors of industry
Small technology companies will not be happy; very large technology companies may be ecstatic. The Budget was something of a mixture for companies involved in the technology sectors of industry.
Small companies
Small companies involved with or heavily using technology will find the Budget generally unhelpful. The minimum 19% tax on dividends will bite smaller companies — not simply the small companies set up by individuals that have managed to work their way through the IR35 tangle but all companies regardless of origin. The changes to the VCT and EIS regimes though are intended to encourage investment — badly needed in many...

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