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08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Employment taxes

We summarise the employment tax changes announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: HMRC powers and administration

We outline the HMRC powers and administration measures announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Personal tax

We summarise the personal tax changes announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Tax avoidance and fraud

We summarise the tax avoidance and fraud measures announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Tax-efficient investment

We summarise the tax efficient investment measures announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: VAT and indirect tax

We summarise the VAT and indirect tax measures announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget 2017.

08 March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Full summary

We provide a detailed summary of the Spring Budget 2017 delivered by the Chancellor.

08 March 2017

GDPR: A matter of consent

On 2 March the ICO launched a consultation exercise on 'consent' around data sharing and how this will change under GDPR.

08 March 2017

MiFID II countdown: Transaction reporting

In the countdown to MiFID II, we summarise the main things firms need to be aware of and the key questions they should be asking themselves.

06 March 2017

Dr Alan McDevitt of BMA Scotland talks about the new Scottish GP deal

Scott-Moncrieff’s tax experts attended a recent event on the new Scottish GP deal, hosted by Dr Alan McDevitt of BMA Scotland.

06 March 2017

Pension protections: the 5 April deadline is approaching

If your pension has a value between £1.25m and £1.5m you should consider applying for individual protection prior to the 5 April 2017 deadline.

28 February 2017

The importance of challenging and testing performance reports

Recent events in the world of politics remind us of the importance of challenging performance reports.

28 February 2017

Collaborate with Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is currently looking for organisations to collaborate with as part of the Making the Most of Masters (MMM) initiative.

28 February 2017

New company car fuel rates

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

27 February 2017

MiFID II timeline for investment firms

If you are a MiFID investment firm, or will be in the scope of MiFID II as a new firm, you should consider the key dates set out in our MiFID II timeline.

27 February 2017

An introduction to social investment

Scott-Moncrieff recently hosted a series of three short social investment masterclasses in collaboration with Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

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.