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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 7 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed a Research & Development (R&D) claim for a client based in the West of Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £23,400! Our client is a University spin out company specialising in the design and development of tactile sensory technology. During the year of claim, the company was involved in several qualifying 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

Mar 1 2019

HMRC Delay Issuing Self Assessment Penalty Notices

Categories: Personal TaxTaxation

More than 11.5 million taxpayers were required to file their Self Assessment Tax Return by midnight on 31 January, and according to HMRC, a record 93.68% submitted on time. However, there were still 731,186 taxpayers who missed the deadline. As part of EU Exit contingency planning, HMRC have decided to make a change to the 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 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