Latest updates

18 March 2019

Making Tax Digital - how and when to sign up

Before you submit your first VAT returns under MTD you need to sign up on the HMRC website

18 March 2019

Gold for Scott-Moncrieff

Scott-Moncrieff is delighted to have been awarded Xero gold partner status

06 March 2019

SMEs driven to succeed despite Brexit challenges

78% of companies met or exceeded business expectations last year with plans to grow in 2019

31 January 2019

Cyber Essentials: What SMEs need to know

SMEs bidding for Government contracts need to ensure that their cyber security processes and systems are up to a certain standard or level of protection

30 January 2019

Financial crime update: market abuse, ‘flying’ and ‘printing’

The FCA published useful reminders for firms about expected and required practice on market abuse regulations, 'flying prices' and 'printing trades'

30 January 2019

What is the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)?

Does your company own UK residential property valued at £500,000 or above? You could be subject to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

29 January 2019

HMRC’s latest attack on Google

HMRC has announced a major new compliance offensive for the ‘Google tax’

24 January 2019

Is MiFID II inadvertently squeezing out smaller brokers?

A year on from the introduction of MiFID II, it appears that the burden of complying with the regulation is putting pressure on small broking firms

17 January 2019

Changes to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief rules

Following criticism of the Autumn budget changes to ER, HMRC announce a new test which can be used instead of the distributable profits and net assets test

18 December 2018

36% of small businesses ‘completely unfamiliar’ with new regime less than six months from MTD

36% of businesses say they are prepared for the new regime, and 48% have no plan in place at all to prepare for MTD.

17 December 2018

MTD for VAT….Is the rural sector ready?

Businesses in the rural sector are struggling with HMRC's MTD regulations, here are the actions you need to take

17 December 2018

VAT – The BreXit factor

Post-Brexit UK government should have more power over VAT rules and procedures applicable within the UK

The power of half hourly energy analysis

13 December 2018

The power of half hourly energy analysis

The factors such as rising energy costs and governmental compliance, being able to measure your energy consumption is growing importance

Supportive advice and funding from Zero Waste Scotland for circular economy and resource efficiency

13 December 2018

Supportive advice and funding from Zero Waste Scotland for circular economy and resource efficiency

Zero Waste Scotland is Scotland’s circular economy expert

13 December 2018

The Scottish Budget - December 2018, what does this mean for Scottish Taxpayers?

Higher rate tax threshold will be frozen in Scotland and an increase in the Additional Dwelling Supplement for Land and Buildings Transactions

11 December 2018

The pros and cons of incorporating farming partnerships

There are a number of factors to considering whether to incorporate your farming business

10 December 2018

GDPR 6 months on

Why it's important for the management, within any organisation, to be continually switched on to the requirements of GDPR

04 December 2018

No change to succession rights on land

Scottish Government confirmed no changes to Legal Rights claims, keeping the distinction between heritable and moveable property

03 December 2018

What is the criteria for Woodland Creation Farmland Premium payments?

The Forestry Commission requires evidence of the farming income generated, so they can confirm the “farmer” status of the applicant and process payments

03 December 2018

New Structure and Buildings Allowance helps investment in agricultural buildings

Calls for government to support investment in agricultural buildings and infrastructure appear to have been partly answered by a new SBA