Latest updates

29 November 2018

Most common control deficiencies for financial services organisations

There are common themes in control deficiencies which FS firms should address

29 November 2018

Preparing for the Temporary Permissions Regime

FCA issues guidelines on preparing the temporary permissions regime

29 November 2018

7 things you need to do to keep your SME GDPR compliant

Reports of data breaches to the ICO have doubled since May, now is the time to get processes in order to avoid facing a fine

26 November 2018

Making tax digital - it’s all about the opportunity

The cloud accountancy app market has created beginning-to-end benefits for SMEs and their financial process

26 November 2018

Budget update on Entrepreneurs Relief

Despite concerns it could be abolished, ER remains for the time being - but with some changes

23 November 2018

Scottish Income Taxes – A date for your diaries - 12 December 2018

With the Scottish Budget looming, we look at the comparisons in taxable income between the UK and Scottish taxpayers

21 November 2018

CAPEX: Ensuring the time is right

What does the new increase in Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) mean for businesses?

21 November 2018

Scott-Moncrieff Help Claim £7 Million in Creative Industries Tax Relief

Many creative organisations in Scotland have not been claiming the Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief

14 November 2018

Fifth of Non-Executive Directors don’t have access to information to make informed decisions

A survey of Non-Executive Directors at public sector organisations shows that 20% do not believe they have the access to information they need

12 November 2018

Scott-Moncrieff UK SME Business Survey 2019

Our SME business survey 2019 is now open!

30 October 2018

Reducing admin for charities

HMRC announced several measures to reduce admin burden for charities

30 October 2018

Budget delivered a tale of two stories in relation to Business Tax

The resounding message for all was clear – while ‘austerity will end, discipline will remain’

30 October 2018

The Chancellor announced a number of changes to VAT

An overview of the changes to VAT

30 October 2018

Tackling tax evasion, avoidance and ‘unfair outcomes’

The Chancellor announced a number of measures designed to tackle tax evasion, avoidance and what are described as ‘unfair outcomes’ for the UK taxpayer

30 October 2018

Reforming the current EIS approved funds structure

The reforms are aimed specifically at Knowledge Intensive Companies

30 October 2018

Personal tax rates and allowances update

2018 Budget contained minimal changes but there was one dramatic announcement

30 October 2018

Detailed changes to employment taxes

The Budget included a number of other tweaks and reforms to the employment tax landscape

30 October 2018

Capital allowances in the spotlight

The Budget included a raft of initiatives involving capital allowances, designed to stimulate business investment and encourage a thriving modern economy.

30 October 2018

Budget 2018 overview: Austerity is coming to an end, but discipline will remain

With the Government already having pledged to end austerity, the Chancellor had to loosen the purse strings in his Autumn Budget.

25 October 2018

Making Tax Digital - updates from HMRC on deadlines and partial exemption

HMRC has recently announced that for some organisations the deadline for compliance will be extended from April 2019 until October 2019