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Case opens doors for significant tax relief claims for silos in Scotland

The result of a recent high profile tax case has opened up the opportunity for farmers to save significant amounts of money by being able to now claim tax relief on specialist buildings and structures, according to Andy Ritchie, head of rural at accountants Campbell Dallas.

Published 22 March 2019

Aberdeen law graduate Sarah Bedford qualifies as insolvency practitioner

A University of Aberdeen law graduate has become a qualified insolvency practitioner after passing two sets of rigorous exams.

Published 22 March 2019

Bid to establish major open finance hub in Edinburgh achieves funding milestone

A bid to establish a Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCOE) in Edinburgh has reached a major funding milestone.

Published 22 March 2019

RBS-backed anti-piracy company reports 300 per cent growth

An Edinburgh-based anti-piracy equipment developer has seen growth of 300 per cent year-on-year since its foundation in 2016.

Published 22 March 2019

Scotland sees a surge in private commercial property investment

Scottish commercial property attracted more investment from private overseas investors than France, Japan and South Korea in 2018, according to the latest edition of Knight Frank’s Wealth Report.

Published 22 March 2019

Payouts to help UK firms survive unpaid bills now at their highest since 2009

Insurance payouts that provide a lifeline to help businesses struggling to cope with bad debts are at their highest level since 2009, with the equivalent of 50 new claims made every day, according to new figures out today from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Published 22 March 2019

Tom Stocker: England leading the way on settling bribery cases?

Tom Stocker contrasts English DPAs and the Scottish civil settlement regime in the context of a parliamentary inquiry into bribery legislation, at which he himself gave evidence.

Published 22 March 2019

Deloitte expands 'Return to Work' programme

Deloitte has announced changes to its Return to Work programme, which helps people find their way back into professional services after a career break.

Published 22 March 2019

Aberdeen firm scoops NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Award

North east firm Phil Anderson Financial Services has taken the honours as winner of the Best Firm Scotland category at the NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards.

Published 22 March 2019

And finally... boredom is the mother of invention

A suspected teenage bank robber allegedly told police that he carried out an armed robbery because had "decided to try something new today".

Published 22 March 2019

Trio of promotions for Brewin Dolphin Scotland team

Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin has announced the promotion of three new divisional directors across its Scottish offices as it continues to strengthen its operations.

Published 21 March 2019

EY increases UK's projected Brexit financial asset exodus to £1tn

EY's estimate of how much financial services companies have committed to move out of the UK and into Europe in the event of a worst-case Brexit scenario has been pushed up to about £1tn, according to the firm's lates survey.

Published 21 March 2019

Accountant warns of confusion as Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m tax appeal

The personal service company of Scottish broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Published 21 March 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments takes control of five Virgin Money funds in joint venture's latest stage

The next step in Aberdeen Standard Investments and Virgin Money's joint venture has been taken with the appointment of the Edinburgh-based wealth manager as investment adviser for £3.6bn of assets across a range the CYBG-owned bank's portfolios.

Published 21 March 2019

Scottish economic growth to dip to 1.2 per cent in 2019, but ahead of 1.1 per cent UK growth

Economic growth in Scotland is expected to dip to 1.2 per cent in 2019, before accelerating to 1.6 per cent in 2020, according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook report.

Published 21 March 2019