Covid-19

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has ordered a capital gains tax review as the cost of the coronavirus pandemic mounts for the UK Treasury.  The chancellor has asked the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) to look at the tax, which comes into effect when assets that have increased in value are sold.

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The majority (88%) of mid-market businesses in the UK have made fundamental changes to their business model during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report. The research also found that 50% of firms are planning to continue with th

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Scottish companies listed on the FTSE index underperformed the market in the first half of the year, as the coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on the economy, according to analysis from Brewin Dolphin.  The wealth manager found that Scottish organisations on the FTSE averaged a share

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has joined with champions of small business to call for more help for the troubled sector in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The call came in a roundtable discussion hosted by ACCA with the Forgotten Ltd campaign, which supports small l

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Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period. In Scotland, Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) Tax must be paid by a buyer on the purchase o

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Roland Smyth, head of Scottish hotels & leisure group at law firm CMS, provides some tips for bars and restaurant owners who are planning to reopen their businesses this week.  The hospitality sector, which has suffered immensely from the coronavirus lockdown, is set to reopen this week. Th

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Private sector activity in Scotland continued to decline significantly during June as firms reported a further drop in new orders throughout June, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI. Private sector firms in Scotland reported a further reduction in total new orders during June, extend

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