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Sep 24 2018

Law Society of Scotland 2018 financial benchmarking survey

Categories: Professions

86 Scottish law firms took part in the 2018 survey, representing 8% of all firms in Scotland. Although a disappointing response level, this is still sufficient enough to give a general indication of the financial performance of the Scottish legal sector. The results are encouraging for 10+ partner firms with a median profit per partner more

Sep 18 2018

Changing of the guard

Categories: Professions

Have you considered the tax implications when it is time to bring in a new business partner or start a long-awaited retirement? To prepare for any potential tax consequences, and ease any change, it is important to consider your current business structure whether it be a traditional partnership, an LLP / SLP or a limited more

Sep 11 2018

Taxation on separation and divorce

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

Tax is not always at the forefront of a couples mind when dealing with the unpleasant business of a separation or divorce. However, if ignored there could be unintended consequences and costs on the division of assets. Whilst married, assets can be transferred between spouses with no capital gains tax payable. This particular relief does more

Aug 20 2018

Is there a succession issue across professional practices?

Categories: Professions

A recent article published by ICAS suggests that businesses in the professions sector are facing a shortage of leadership talent for the future. The article highlights the generational shift in-play and suggests that millennial values are at odds with the traditional partnership structure: where trainees work their way up through the ranks. 71% of the more

Jun 20 2018

Are you paying staff the correct amount for their overtime?

Categories: Professions

Professional services often have busy times during the year, be it a filing deadline or a change in legislation or regulations. The whole team is working hard and working extra hours (often unpaid overtime), but at times like these, do companies check that their staff pay is compliant with the national living and minimum wages? more

Jun 14 2018

Legal benchmarking report 2018

Categories: Professions

This year’s Natwest Legal Benchmarking report is the sixth annual survey of mid-size firms in the legal sector, consolidating the financial performance of 190 legal firms that collectively employ 11,100 people. Scottish legal firms in the report represent 30% of the firms surveyed. Read the report, via Natwest-Legal-Benchmarking-Report-2018. The highlights from the report are: – more

Apr 24 2018

Register your trust with HMRC or face penalties

Categories: EQ NewsProfessions

Are you the trustee of a trust or an agent dealing with trusts? If so you need to be aware of the requirement to register certain trusts with HMRC using an online service. You are only required to register the trust if the trust had a liability to income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax more

Mar 7 2018

Increase business success by reviewing your profit sharing model

Categories: Professions

In the past many professional firms have favoured the traditional method of splitting profits equally between partners regardless of performance. However, this model can become a point of contention when partners do not feel this reflects individual effort and achievement. Professional firms often operate in markets where the performance of their people is key to generating more