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Aug 14 2019

Helping bring the 2nd Kirriemuir Scout Group into the digital age

Categories: BookkeepingCharitiesTechnology

Scouting, or the Scout Movement, is a registered charity which attracts many young people worldwide, including Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham as previous members. Currently there are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme more

Jul 26 2019

Basic Payment Early Loan Scheme

Categories: Agriculture

The Scottish Government has announced that they will again be offering an early Basic Payment loan scheme to eligible farmers. A loan of up to 95%, a 5% increase on the previous year, will be paid from early October. Farmers should expect to see the loan paperwork in the post from early September and they more

Jul 26 2019

Xero package price freeze for our clients

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax Digital

Xero have recently announced a planned increase to two of their monthly subscription plans. From 1 August 2019, the standard plan is increasing by £2.00 to £24 + VAT, and the premium plan by £2.50 to £30 + VAT – for new and existing UK customers. As Xero Platinum Partners, we have historically chosen to more

Jul 24 2019

Are you claiming tax relief on vital children’s nursery resources?

Categories: Healthcare

Capital allowances can offer much needed tax relief to a tax paying business. By claiming capital allowances on plant and machinery, in most cases, the full cost of an item can be deducted, reducing the final tax bill. This is achieved using the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which has a temporary limit of £1m per more

Jul 23 2019

Calls for extension to UK Games Fund

Categories: Technology

The trade association for the UK games sector, TIGA, has called on the UK government to continue the UK Games Fund beyond its March 2020 end date. The UK Games Fund is based in Dundee, and has already helped more than 70 studios. The French Government have launched a campaign to attract businesses to move to more

Jul 22 2019

Revenue Scotland to upgrade their online tax collection system

Categories: Professions

This month, Revenue Scotland will be upgrading their online tax collection system, known as SETS (Scottish Electronic Tax System) which will affect the submission of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns. Revenue Scotland is seeking to make the change over to the new system as seamless as possible, with all of the data in the more

Jul 12 2019

How park owners can improve their Business Property Relief qualifying status

Categories: Leisure

Business Property Relief (BPR) ensures, on death, that ownership of a business can pass through the estate of the deceased person, to the beneficiaries, without any inheritance tax (IHT) applying.  Securing status is an implicit acceptance that the business is trading too, thereby allowing owners to claim capital gains and other tax reliefs. Recent case more