Latest updates

16 May 2017

Making Tax Digital: the facts, myths and unknowns

With so much confusion and uncertainty surrounding Making Tax Digital, we set out the current facts, myths and unknowns, and what to expect moving forward.

15 May 2017

Ransomware cyber-attacks: Reduce the threat

Following the recent ransomware cyber-attack, we outline some key steps organisations should take now in order to reduce the threat.

20 April 2017

How ready are you for MiFID II?

We highlight the key milestones your business needs to work towards over the coming nine months to achieve timely compliance with MiFID II.

18 April 2017

How to retain key staff and ensure financial sustainability in the public sector

We set out eight key questions public sector executives should be asking to help recruit and retain the best staff, whilst also balancing the books.

18 April 2017

Cyber insecurity, or how I learned to stop worrying and love controls

When it comes to cyber security, sometimes it's better to assume the worst and take action to control what users can and cannot do on your systems.

13 April 2017

Tax relief available for the video games sector

If your company develops and produces video games in Britain, you could be entitled to claim Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR).

10 April 2017

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).

10 April 2017

Selling digital services to private individuals? Then read on…

This article highlights the VAT issues relating to the sale of digital services by UK businesses to consumers based in other EU countries.

10 April 2017

The UK’s digital strategy – promoting the UK as the best place to grow a digital business

We outline the seven main aims and initiatives set out within the Government's refreshed UK digital strategy, which was published on 1 March 2017.

03 April 2017

Doctor using your car for work? You could claim some tax relief!

If you are a doctor using your car for work, it's worthwhile checking whether you are you claiming all the tax relief you are entitled to.

03 April 2017

GP trainee? You might be able to claim some tax relief!

GP trainees that have sat their professional exams in the past couple of years might be able to claim significant tax relief on their exam fees.

30 March 2017

Flat Rate Scheme changes for limited cost traders

Businesses classed as 'limited cost traders' that use the Flat Rate Scheme should be aware of the changes coming into effect from 1 April 2017.

29 March 2017

Scott-Moncrieff sponsors Scottish Family Business Week 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are supporting Scottish Family Business Week, which is taking place from 2-6 October 2017.

24 March 2017

Scotland’s public finances are changing

We outline the changes, resource implications and challenges associated with the implementation of the new devolved financial powers of the Scotland Acts.

22 March 2017

Reviewing what, why and how you do things

Lean reviews help organisations identify improvements and increase efficiency by reviewing what they do, why they do it and how they do it.

22 March 2017

The new apprenticeship levy: what you need to know

We answer some key questions about the new apprenticeship levy, including why it's being introduced, who will have to pay and how the levy will be used.

21 March 2017

Unlocking the value in your business

A partial exit can help to release some of the equity built up in your business, but it's important to think through all the implications before you act.

21 March 2017

Employee expenses: what do you need to consider?

With the end of the tax year looming, we provide an overview of some of the main things employers need to consider with regards to employee expenses.

17 March 2017

Diversifying income streams in farms and estates

Due to fluctuating commodity prices, farms and estates are increasingly considering new sources of income streams in order to continue their success.

09 March 2017

Payroll changes in April 2017

We outline the main payroll changes coming into effect from 6 April 2017 that employers need to be aware of.