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19 October 2017

Hub - A Scotland-wide initiative

We provide an overview of the hub initiative; a programme led by Scottish Futures Trust on behalf of the Scottish Government.

18 October 2017

Here, there and everywhere: The cyber threats facing SMEs

The results of our latest cyber security survey show the number of SMEs prepared to report a cyber-attack are worryingly low.

18 October 2017

Getting ready for GDPR

What does the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean for property and construction companies and what do they need to do to comply?

09 October 2017

The age-old question: salary or dividends?

We provide an answer to one of the most popular questions directors and shareholders ask us: should I extract profits as a salary or dividend?

09 October 2017

Top tips for future-proofing your business

Marc Shenken sets out the key things construction business owners should think about when planning for the future.

04 October 2017

Financial controls to support business growth

As your business grows and takes on more customers, employees and suppliers, maintaining financial controls will keep you travelling up the success curve.

29 September 2017

Making the most of R&D tax relief

The Government’s R&D tax relief scheme could provide many growing organisations and tech start-ups with a valuable cash boost.

27 September 2017

How to approach staff fraud and misconduct

It's important organisations manage the threat of staff fraud and misconduct and approach investigations in the right way.

26 September 2017

Reducing the shortfall in ‘patient capital’

Gareth Magee gives his view of the way forward following a UK Government review of funding.

06 September 2017

VAT: Don’t be spooked by an HMRC visit

VAT has become more complex over the years and HMRC visits are on the rise – what sparks these visits and how can you prepare?

06 September 2017

Brexit: A glossary of the terms

From the Customs Union to the Single Market, we define some of the main terminology used in Brexit discussions.

06 September 2017

Getting ready for exit: Four top tips

We provide you with four top tips to help you plan for a successful exit from your business.

06 September 2017

Brexit: A plea from the heart

As a tax practitioner, business person and taxpayer, Paul Renz has a plea from the heart - to choose to remain stable.

06 September 2017

Off-payroll working: Understanding the rules

IR35, or off-payroll working rules, have been in place for a number of years, however, this year they have been extended specifically to the public sector.

05 September 2017

Auditing and data analytics: A winning combination with huge benefits

Our new data analytics director, Martin Langosch, discusses how data analytics provides a huge benefit compared to the traditional method of auditing.

05 September 2017

Employment Allowance: A reminder of the changes

We provide an update on the current Employment Allowance, taking into account the changes that were brought in last April.

05 September 2017

Changing the business purpose of your farm or estate?

If you are making changes to the business purpose or activity of your farm or estate, always remember to check your VAT position.

04 September 2017

New company car fuel rates

HMRC has published new ‘advisory fuel rates’ (AFR) for company cars, which apply to journeys from 1 September 2017.

31 August 2017

Student accommodation: a VAT note for contractors and landlords

The VAT rules associated with the construction of student accommodation are not as simple as they initially appear. Contractors and landlords, be aware!

31 August 2017

Museums and galleries tax relief is coming: What should I do now?

We set out three steps to get you ready for the museums and galleries tax relief, which is due to be introduced later this year.