Bristol & Bath Science Park responds to the Budget 2014
Bonnie Dean, chief executive at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said:
“The Chancellor made specific reference to science and technology and its importance in developing a world-leading economy, and the announcement of new doctoral training centres and a new big data institute is certainly an encouraging sign.
“There was some good news for the start-up and small business community too. The announcement that the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, which was set up to help finance start-ups, has been made permanent will continue to promote enterprise and encourage investment in small and early stage companies.
“And the extension to the R&D tax credits relief scheme for loss-making businesses is also welcome. There are many failures behind some of the most well-known innovations and the ability to try again if things don’t quite work is absolutely crucial.”