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Jan 13 2021

Nurseries funding support for outdoor play and learning

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

On 22 December 2020, the Scottish Government announced a new £1m Outdoor Clothing Fund, aimed at providers of funded early learning and childcare. Guidance advises nurseries and other Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings to maximise the time that children spend outdoors to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission. It is also known that outdoor more

Jan 12 2021

Increased funding support for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government have announced January top-up grants for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland that have had to close due to level 4 restrictions. These one-off grants will be in addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF), which has been open since November. In most cases, if more

Dec 22 2020

£104.3 million support package for tourism and hospitality businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

A part of the £185 million package previously announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support in the New Year. With mainland Scotland moving to level 4 and the Scottish islands moving to level 3 from Boxing Day, businesses that are required more

Dec 16 2020

A guide to reduced VAT for holiday accommodation providers

Categories: Leisure

When the temporary VAT reduction was put in place in July, it was welcomed by the tourism industry. However, it was introduced very quickly and left many accommodation providers confused on how to charge VAT on their bookings. VAT legislation can be tricky, and although the rate used is usually based on when the good more

Dec 15 2020

Annual Investment Allowance spending reprieve

Categories: Agriculture

2020 has been a difficult year for all businesses, with COVID-19 restrictions meaning the closure of pubs, restaurants and the near wipe out of any large gatherings such as agricultural shows, weddings etc. This had led to many farmers being very concerned over the demand for their produce as much of this would be consumed more

Dec 14 2020

We supported Dunedin Advisory to transition to an Employee Ownership Trust

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

We have assisted restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory in their transition to become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Since making the decision to become an EOT, the firm’s staff have fully engaged in the goal of strengthening and developing not only the business but their future personal development too. With offices in Dundee, Glenrothes and Glasgow, Dunedin more

Dec 9 2020

Is your architecture firm ‘missing out’ on securing R&D tax relief?

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

Architecture firms can often use experimental processes to achieve the desired outcome for their projects, yet many are missing out on a tax relief which rewards the very thing that many within the architecture industry consider to be just ‘part of the process’. Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a government-backed initiative designed to encourage more

Dec 4 2020

Update on the local construction sector

Categories: COVID-19Property & Construction

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our construction clients have been extremely busy over the past six months. With restrictions on our ability to spend our hard-earned money on travel, leisure and hospitality, a significant amount of this spend has switched to the construction sector. Initially COVID-19 forced the closure of the construction sector but more