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24 February 2017

The Common Reporting Standard and the impact on grant-making charities

James MacKinnon, Legal Director at Gillespie Macandrew LLP, explains how charities can comply with the new Common Reporting Standards (CRS).

24 February 2017

Introducing a new fundraising regime in Scotland

Those responsible for charity governance need to be aware of and ensure they comply with the principles of the new fundraising regime.

21 February 2017

Uber ruling will intensify tax crackdown on ‘gig economy’

HMRC to increase investigations into 'gig economy' businesses following a ruling against Uber, which challenged the classification of self-employed workers

20 February 2017

Converting a property? Convert the VAT rate to 5% to make huge savings

Whether you are a contractor, developer or a DIY builder, you can benefit from the valuable VAT reliefs available for residential construction projects.

16 February 2017

Higher-rate Scottish taxpayers to pay more income tax

After recent debate at Holyrood, higher-rate taxpayers in Scotland are now to pay £400 more in income tax than the rest of the UK.

15 February 2017

Scott-Moncrieff strengthens business technology arm with new partner

Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as partner to lead their business technology consulting (BTC) team.

09 February 2017

Could you recover the VAT incurred on investment management fees?

Following a recent court case decision, organisations may now be able to recover any VAT incurred on investment management fees.

09 February 2017

Shortlist success for Scott-Moncrieff

Scott-Moncrieff has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards at the UK Managing Partners' Forum Awards for Management Excellence 2017.

07 February 2017

College services: are they subject to VAT?

The Advocate General has confirmed that standard-rate VAT is applicable to any catering and theatre performance supplied by colleges.

06 February 2017

How’s your financial record-keeping?

Help your accountant help you, and help your future self, by keeping track of your expenses.

31 January 2017

Taking tips from the 2016 Homeless World Cup

When it comes to finalising budgets for the year ahead, public sector organisations could learn a thing or two from the 2016 Homeless World Cup.

25 January 2017

Managing the indirect tax implications of Brexit

We outline some of the indirect tax implications Brexit could have on businesses and suggest what can be done now to manage them.

25 January 2017

VAT: Keeping on the right side of HMRC

There are three simple steps businesses should follow in order to ensure their VAT affairs are in order and reduce their exposure to penalties by HMRC.

25 January 2017

Christmas is over…time for employees to receive the bill?

As we say goodbye to the festive season, it's time to turn your attention to any potential liabilities on gifts you provided, or will provide, to staff.

24 January 2017

Key announcements from the 2017/18 Scottish Budget

The Scottish Budget was delivered in December – what proposals were announced and what changes are planned for the 2017/18 tax year?

24 January 2017

Has the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement killed the salary sacrifice scheme?

We outline the proposed changes to the salary sacrifice scheme that were announced by the Chancellor in the latest Autumn Statement.

17 January 2017

Audit thresholds: what’s changed?

The audit thresholds for limited companies changed from 1 January 2016 - what does this mean and does it affect you?

16 January 2017

Did you consider your exposure to Inheritance Tax this Christmas?

If you gave fairly generous gifts to your family this Christmas, did you consider the potential Inheritance Tax implications?

16 January 2017

When it comes to crowdfunding, don’t forget VAT

If you are involved in or contemplating crowdfunding make sure you consider the VAT implications, which vary depending on the model adopted.

13 January 2017

The Benefits of a Culture of Trust: a report by Scott-Moncrieff

Our latest report outlines the importance for organisations of building a high degree of trust with their employees, customers, consumers and stakeholders.