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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 21 2019

Innovation from HMRC: R&D tax credit online service

Categories: Taxation

On 11 February 2019, HMRC launched a simplified, digital approach for SMEs to submit Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit claims. The new online template clearly details the information needed to support the claim which is then sent to HMRC in a standardised format, thereby making it easier for some companies to claim and HMRC to 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

Feb 14 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed two Research & Development (R&D) claims for a client in the renewable energy sector based in the East of Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £40,854! Our client has been developing new technology in the use of biomass and its application to efficient heating of greenhouses. Our client has been trialling more

Feb 7 2019

The trend for low and non-alcohol sales is set to rise

Categories: Leisure

Licensees across Scotland have seen sales of low and non-alcohol significantly increase, particularly with consumers aged 18 to 25. Those working within the industry believe that the changes are due to the lowering of the drink drive limits together with an increased awareness of health benefits and a more responsible drinking culture. It is estimated more