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Mar 18 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Legal Benchmarking report 2019

Categories: Professions

Last week, RBS released its latest annual edition of the Legal Benchmarking report. For Scottish firms it made for positive reading, but there were some emerging trends for Scottish law firms and, indeed the wider professions sector, to carefully consider. EQ Professions partner, Mark Gibson, commented: “The Royal Bank of Scotland legal benchmarking report 2019 more

Mar 8 2019

Construction company vehicles – How much tax relief can you claim?

Categories: Property & Construction

When it comes to claiming capital allowances, there seems to be some uncertainty, especially knowing which vehicle expenses are tax deductible. The first question that needs to be considered is – what type of vehicle do you need for your business? Heavy plant/machinery vehicles (Cranes, Bulldozers, Forklifts, Excavators,Diggers and any heavy-duty vehicle, specially designed for executing more

Mar 4 2019

The 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey is now open

Categories: Professions

The 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey for Scottish Firms on behalf of The Law Society of Scotland is now open. Email invitations to participate in this year’s survey will be sent directly to law firms’ cashroom partners from research company, Tribal. With only 86 Scottish law firms taking part in the 2018 survey, representing 8% of more

Feb 22 2019

A record attendance at the sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference

Categories: Agriculture

‘A Changing Climate’ was the theme for the sixteenth annual Farming Scotland Conference where a record number of delegates heard how agriculture policy, weather patterns and business practices are likely to change and adapt over the coming years. Leading agriculture policy adviser and Secretary of the CAAV Jeremy Moody began proceedings with an incisive talk more

Feb 22 2019

Don’t Neglect Working ‘on’ the Business

Categories: Professions

Often partners in professional partnerships become bogged down in their individual day to day work and fail to work collaboratively for the greater good of the business. By implementing regular management meetings, partners can work as a team towards common goals. This collaboration enables them to operate the business as effectively and successfully as possible. more

Feb 22 2019

Construction in 2018/19

Categories: Property & Construction

With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, and with it the continuing uncertainty, the UK construction industry output for 2018 is expected to be lower than 2017. 2018 has been a challenging year, with the Carillion collapse at the start of the year having a domino effect on the sector, resulting in an increase in the more

Feb 20 2019

Pitching the Value of the Scottish Holiday Park & Campsite Sector

Categories: Leisure

A major report on the economic value of holiday parks to the national UK economy has been published by the UK Caravan & Camping Alliance, which includes the British Homes & Holiday Parks Association (BH&HPA). In short it confirms that the Scottish holiday park and campsite sector punches above its weight with a higher length of stay more

Feb 19 2019

A brief introduction to understanding charity accounts

Categories: Charities

By Law, charities need to produce clear and accurate sets of annual accounts, which is the responsibility of the Trustees. The Scottish Government produced accounting regulations that set out how charity accounts must be prepared and these are monitored by The Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). Charity accounts can be more onerous than those prepared by more