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  1. Blog15th May 2023

    50 Years Of VAT – It’s Been An Education!

    In this instalment of our reflection on the first half century of the “simple tax”, we look back at some of the policy decisions and case law that have shaped the current VAT landscape for education providers. As we look…

    By Laura Moore

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  2. Blog12th May 2023

    Glenn Hogg, AABIE Trustee and Andy who lives in a Rowan Alba home-for-life

    AABIE Visits Rowan Alba Home For The Homeless

    Our Charitable initiative AABIE launched in 2016 because members of AAB wanted to give back to local communities. Through AABIE our teams across AAB Group are able to support local charities and organisations to support the people who need it…

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  3. Blog3rd Apr 2023

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    The Accidental American

    “The Accidental American” may sound like a film title but the consequences of being one are far more real than a Hollywood script would entertain. With several high-profile cases over the past few years, including our own ex-Prime Minister, the…

    By Michael Smith

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  4. Blog6th Mar 2023

    Graeme Robertson, Joint Venture & Contract Audit Director

    The challenge the energy transition presents

    Our frontier regions of the UKCS are experiencing real challenges in respect to the Energy Transition. We as a nation and as an economy must be careful what we wish for in terms of ensuring energy security, stable pricing, meeting…

    By Graeme Robertson

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  5. Blog28th Feb 2023

    Kate Naylor, Corporate Tax Partner

    The Herd Group Moves to Employee Ownership

    Sagars Accountants, an AAB group company, advised Herd Group on transferring to an Employee Ownership Trust. The Herd Group is a Surrey-headquartered vehicle rental firm that has seen significant year-on-year growth since the business was founded in 2014. The firm,…

    By Kate Naylor

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  6. Blog27th Feb 2023

    Craig Burnett, Global Employment Taxes Senior Manager

    ID Checks for Foreign Employees Working in Norway

    When working in Norway, individuals are required to undergo a mandatory check of their identity documentation by personally attending a short appointment at a Norwegian tax office or at a Service Centre for Foreign Workers based in Bergen, Kirkenes, Oslo,…

    By Craig Burnett

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  7. Blog15th Feb 2023

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    Will the new IFRS 17 apply to Company X, a NON-insurance provider?

    Think back to where you were as 2022 became 2023, at the stroke of midnight. It is possible that you felt the ground quiver at that precise moment; that you had an unshakeable feeling of a seismic change kicking into…

    By Lauren McIlroy

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  8. Blog14th Feb 2023

    Michaeala McCombie business advisory services assistant professional headshot

    Do You Have An Obligation To File An Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings Return (ATED)?

    WHAT IS ATED? ATED is an annual tax payable in advance by companies and other non-natural persons (including partnerships with corporate members) who own an interest in UK residential property valued at over £500,000. The charge applies to houses, self-contained…

    By Michaela McCombie

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  9. Blog6th Feb 2023

    Alistair Duncan, Indirect Tax Partner, professional headshot

    A Golden Anniversary for the “Simple Tax”

    1973 was a momentous year! Starting on a Monday, 1973 kicked off with a “Long Haired Lover from Liverpool.”  In cinema, The Godfather won the Oscar for Best Picture.  Whilst in politics, Roe v Wade was decided by the Supreme…

    By Alistair Duncan

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  10. Blog27th Jan 2023

    Paul Woodward, Senior Customs Consultant

    How To Steer Clear of Double Duty Charges

    With all the changes that have impacted traders since the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU), one of the greatest challenges faced by importers is customs duty liability. Customs duty is now potentially due on all goods imported…

    By Paul Woodward

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  11. Blog26th Jan 2023

    Jill Walker, Private Client Director

    Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline Around The Corner

    The deadline for completing your 2021/22 self-assessment tax return online is 31 January 2023 and those who file one later than that will usually have to pay a fine. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced at the start of January that…

    By Jill Walker

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  12. Blog25th Jan 2023

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    The Importance of Succession Planning For Family Businesses

    Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. Accounting for over 88% of private companies in Britain and providing upwards of 13 million jobs. Family firms have shown they can be adaptable, entrepreneurial, innovative, and forward-thinking as many have…

    By Paula Fraser

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