It's a two-edged (or maybe 3-edged...) sword; doubtless many here have been spammed by entities offering to harvest their R&D tax relief ("R&D? Us? We do?"), and challenge their rates valuation, and whateve other unnecessarily complex "relief" has been added to the system - all of which requires effort and paperwork from HMRC too. Given the recent predilection for disbursing government grants and loans through similar entities rather than directly, it is almost as if there is a deliberate intent in government to develop a whole slew of 3rd-party unaccountable middle-man businesses to actually implement and manage government policy. The obvious frustration with this is the loss of value to the supposed intended beneficiaries as we fritter away time and money on innumerable fees and charges; I could be cynical and conjecture on the reasons for such an intent, but I'm felling mellow today.