CIOB launches two new webinars on R&D tax credits and digital skills
The CIOB is running two new webinars designed to boost members’ business skills in the next two months.
The first event, which will take place on 6 November, will explore research and development (R&D) tax credits, while the second webinar, on 3 December, will cover the subject of digitally upskilling the team.
The R&D Tax Credits webinar, which is hosted with RIFT R&D, will help professionals to understand how their companies can benefit financially through HMRC’s R&D tax relief scheme. This can help to reduce the cost of researching new methods of working, from the design stages of a project through to work on site.
Chaired by CIOB CEO Caroline Gumble, panellists will include: Julie Barry, new business manager at RIFT R&D; Malcolm Clarke, managing director at Baxall Construction; Peter Searle, construction sector business advisor; and Martin Buckthorpe, managing director at Westridge Construction.
The event will give an overview of the process and how to get started, plus a live Q&A session. The panel will explain what kind of work qualifies for R&D tax relief, with examples of companies that have successfully claimed.
The second webinar – Digital Construction: How to Upskill your Team – will be hosted with Autodesk. The third in the Digital Construction series, it aims to support companies to help the workforce along their digital journey.
A panel discussion, with case studies, will illustrate the skills needed to achieve a balanced training plan to understand digital tools, data and technical knowledge – along with developing softer skills, flexible mindset and problem-solving for the core team and wider organisation. The panellists are yet to be confirmed.
The webinar will explore the training and funding available, with recommendations from companies which have started upskilling their workforce.