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Blog20th Apr 2021
Funding scale-up tech businesses
The quantity and quality of scale-up technology businesses continues to increase in Scotland with technology incubators such as ONE in Aberdeen, Codebase in Edinburgh and Stirling and universities such as Heriot Watt, Napier and Strathclyde providing a clear pathway for entrepreneurs to…View more
Blog19th Apr 2021
HMRC seek views on closing the “International Tax Gap”
Statistics suggest that the UK tax gap, ie the difference between the amount of tax that should, in theory, be paid to HMRC, and what is actually paid, fell to the lowest rate on record for the 2018/19 tax year…View more
Blog14th Apr 2021
Sustainability in Scotland’s food & drink sector – What are the next steps?
It is so odd to think it has been over a year since the last of the Scotland Food & Drink Leadership Dinners, a chance for industry leaders to catch up and discuss the key issues facing their sector, whilst…View more
Blog13th Apr 2021
Non residents investing in UK property – Stamp Duty Land Tax versus Land and Buildings Transaction Tax
The budget on 3rd March created further differences in tax charges when acquiring land and property, widening the very clear gap between rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) applying in England, compared with Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)…View more
Blog9th Apr 2021
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) – Does your company have an obligation to file a return this month?
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Blog8th Apr 2021
Recovery Loan Scheme – The key information
The UK Government’s £75bn Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), launched earlier this week, to provide financial support to businesses affected by the pandemic. The scheme, which will be open until 31 December 2021, can be accessed to fund working capital, investment…View more
Blog7th Apr 2021
Can your charity adapt overnight?
Many businesses have had to think on their feet in the past year as a result of COVID-19, but none more so than those in the charitable sector. The pandemic has provided new challenges, not only in providing core services…View more
Blog5th Apr 2021
A new M&A wave for upstream E&P – could it be the final wave?
A year on from being hit by some of the biggest challenges the upstream E&P sector has faced and so far in 2021, we have seen a greater volume of disclosed North Sea deal value than in the whole of…View more
Blog30th Mar 2021
How could Inheritance Tax & Business Relief impact your family business?
Business Owners will most likely be aware of the important Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) relief currently available on the value of their businesses. Business Relief (“BR”) can relieve the full value of the business and it has long been recognised that…View more
Blog29th Mar 2021
Does your technology fit like a good pair of shoes?
We are in the process of setting our budgets for this year and my mind instantly flipped back to this time last year. No–one could have foreseen the year that was about to descend upon us. The three-week lockdown from 23rd March 2020…View more
Blog29th Mar 2021
What came of Tax Day 2021?
The Treasury and Chancellor previously suggested that more effective tax changes would be introduced after undertaking consultation and seeking comment on the output from such consultation exercises. Therefore, instead of this being lost in the Budget Announcement a separate date,…View more
Blog23rd Mar 2021
Tax Day – 23 March 2021
Today, 23 March 2021, has been badged “Tax Day” following The Chancellor’s announcement that the results of a number of tax consultations will be released today for review and a request for input by Professional Advisors, Industry bodies and any…View more