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RSM appoints new Scotland and NI boss

RSM appoints new Scotland and NI boss

RSM UK has announced the appointment of Alex Tait as regional managing partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mr Tait, who joined the firm which boasts 35 offices across the UK as a trainee in 1996, previously headed up the assurance practice for Scotland and the North of England. Alongside his leadership role, Mr Tait supports a range […]

Think tank calls for parties to confirm support for post-Brexit VAT devolution

Think tank calls for parties to confirm support for post-Brexit VAT devolution

Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has highlighted that VAT was not devolved under previous Scotland Acts because it was illegal under EU law but with the impending exit of the UK from the EU that impediment will be removed. Reform Scotland has pointed out that devolving VAT to the Scottish Parliament would mean […]

Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise target growth of oil and gas supply chain SMEs

Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise target growth of oil and gas supply chain SMEs

Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise have announced a partnership to jointly support Scottish oil and gas supply chain SMEs to access new decommissioning business and explore diversification into new market sectors. Anchoring high-value supply chain businesses long-term is a regional and national priority. A strong position in the […]

Diversity questions as Scotland’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 finalists announced

Diversity questions as Scotland’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 finalists announced

EY has today revealed the names of the 23 business leaders drawn from 21 of Scotland’s “most promising, pioneering and accomplished businesses”, who will contest for the title of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’ at a June ceremony held at Gleneagles. The 23 entrepreneurs from Scotland are the first of 96 […]

Hold on to your BPR – Saffery Champness warns of pitfalls that could threaten eligibility

Hold on to your BPR – Saffery Champness warns of pitfalls that could threaten eligibility

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has warned that Business Property Relief (BPR) can be vulnerable, particularly for those who let land or property. In its latest Annual Review, the firm says that while tax relief has become increasingly important in the farming and land-based business sector in the past few years as land values have increased, the […]

Edinburgh CA goes the extra mile for Kiltwalk

Edinburgh CA goes the extra mile for Kiltwalk

Teams from Johnston Carmichael’s 11 offices across Scotland are lacing up their boots in preparation for their local Kiltwalks, including one brave member of staff from the firm’s Edinburgh office who is undertaking all four of the marathon hikes. Michelle Campbell (25), an audit supervisor, took part in the Edinburgh event last year, but this time she’s going […]

Up to a third of millennials face renting from cradle to grave

Up to a third of millennials face renting from cradle to grave

Policy makers need to radically reform the private rental sector to make it fit for raising children and retirement because a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home, according to a new report published today by the Resolution Foundation. The think tank’s for its Intergenerational Commission Home Improvements sets out a blueprint […]

Strong CBE pass rates in ACCA’s first exam session for 2018

Strong CBE pass rates in ACCA’s first exam session for 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has announces the pass rates for the March 2018 exam sitting. The body said results were generally strong in the latest exam sitting which saw 100,487 students around the world enter. A total of 127,267 exams were taken and 3,430 students completed their final exams to become ACCA […]

New generation takes the helm at Burness Paull

New generation takes the helm at Burness Paull

Burness Paull has announced a new management team as long serving chairman Philip Rodney stands down. With effect from 1st August 2018, Peter Lawson will take over as chairman, while Tamar Tammes steps into the role of managing partner. Both trained at Burness Paull, and each has a proven track record. Ms Tammes is currently head of the firm’s property and infrastructure division, […]