The Patent Box
The UK Government has been keen to improve the UK’s competitiveness in the high-tech arena. This was largely motivated by a string of departures of UK headquartered multinationals from the UK. In its 2009 Budget, the Government announced the possibility of introducing an effective rate of corporation tax reduced to 10% for income from patents, commonly referred to as the ‘Patent Box’.
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