Chiene + Tait

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Chiene + Tait (C+T) has announced the appointment of Grant Mackay, a VAT specialist with more than 25 years’ experience, to its Inverness team. With experience across in a number of core sectors including agriculture, landed estates, charities, public sector and owner-managed businesses, Mr Ma

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Chiene + Tait (C+T) has announced the promotion of Kirsty Paton to the level of director. Ms Paton joined C+T in 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Aberdeen, when she was recruited by Senior Tax Partner, Neil Norman. Over the past eight years she has worked alongside Neil to set u

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John Rodger, part­ner and prop­erty spe­cial­ist at ac­coun­tants Chiene + Tait, discusses how the built to rent sector can help ease the UK's housing crisis. A range of global firms, including Scotlandfounded institutional investor Abrdn, have been ramping up their level of

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Iain Masterton, head of VAT at accountants Chiene + Tait, warns small businesses that the MTD deadline is approaching. On 1 April, the final implementation phase of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT comes into effect. From that date, any VAT-registered business or charitable organisation

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Chiene + Tait (C+T) has appointed social housing specialist accountant Stuart Beattie as its new head of RSL (Registered Social Landlords). Mr Beattie joined Chiene + Tait in 2005 as a trainee and from that time has developed his expertise within the social housing sector, working with a broad range

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R&D and innovation was a key feature in Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget. The Chancellor underlined his aim to raise direct and indirect public support for R&D to 1.1% of GDP in 2024-25, well above the OECD average of 0.7%. The Government hopes to bounce back from the financial impact of th

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Accountants Chiene + Tait (C+T) have appointed John Kirkpatrick as its new head of payroll. Mr Kirkpatrick began his career 12 years ago, rising through the ranks to become a payroll manager for Dumfries-based Carson & Trotter.

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John Rodger, partner and property specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses the potential consequences of the new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT). As the inquiry into the 2017 Grenfell fire continues, so too do financial repercussions from the tragedy which left 72 people dead.

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Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has appointed Lisa Travers as its new partner within its expanding Personal Tax team. Ms Travers joins from RSM’s Glasgow office where she worked within its private client practice. Prior that that she spent the first nine years of her career at KPMG before

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Just as the summer is about to begin in earnest, new VAT rules affecting UK suppliers selling goods and services online to EU consumers could dampen the mood for some businesses, writes Iain Masterton. The new EU VAT rules for B2C sales, being introduced on 1 July, come on the back of Brexit and are

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Aberdeen-based allergen and food safety technology developer LiberEat is embarking on a £1 million fundraising drive to grow its volume of users and further enhance its offering to app users and clients in the food sector. The company has already secured the support of partners such as the Veg

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Fast-growing Edinburgh-based software development startup Pogo Studio has signed a strategic partnership with NHS Lothian that will see its Tailored Talks product rolled out across the Scottish health board. Tailored Talks is a digital platform developed by Pogo Studio in tandem with NHS Lothian and

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Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has announced a partnership agreement with the Heritage Trust Network to support its members in their efforts to restore and preserve the nation’s built heritage. The membership of the Birmingham-headquartered Heritage Trust Network is made up of over 200 g

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