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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

Feb 7 2019

Subsidy cuts likely to hit hard

Categories: Agriculture

Changes to the farm subsidy regime in Scotland after Brexit could see significant money moved away from better cropping and grazing to protect Less Favoured Areas (LFA) payments from a large reduction. That is the warning from leading agricultural policy adviser Jeremy Moody, who will address a major farming industry conference in Carnoustie on 14 more

Jan 31 2019

Research & Development Claim Settled!

Categories: Taxation

Our team recently completed a Research & Development (R&D) claim for an agricultural client in the East of Scotland, resulting in a client saving of £54,595! Our client specialises in growing fruit and vegetables and is involved in ground breaking research into extending growing seasons for various crops. In addition, improvements to crop quality and new more

Jan 26 2019

What qualifies as R&D in the food & drink sector?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

We have a long tradition of delivering successful Research and Development Tax Credits for food and drink businesses and we estimate to have secured over £2.5m of tax savings for the sector in the past 6 years. To read some of our case studies, please click on the following link. Like other sectors, food and more

Jan 18 2019

Jobs boost expected in games industry

Categories: Technology

A recent survey carried out by TIGA – the games industry trade association – shows that over 75% of games businesses expect to grow their staff numbers during 2019, and over 60% believe that the business environment is favourable to the video games industry. As in previous surveys, the biggest barriers to growth were obtaining more