How Supporting Whistleblowers Can Enhance Food Safety in the Food and Drinks Industry

Today the food and drink sector is one of the largest and most important areas of economic productivity in almost every country in the world. With expanding consumer demand, businesses can naturally be exposed to unsafe and illegal practices within their organisation.

Scottish Rates of Income Tax - “A More Progressive Tax System or a Tax Divide...”?

Since the historic introduction of Scottish Rates of Income Tax (“SRIT”) in April 2017, Scottish taxpayers have been subject to alternative levels of Income Tax on non-savings and non-dividend (“NSND”) income than those applied in the rest of the UK. Holyrood effectively proposed a significantly different Income Tax policy than that set by Westminster, and the result saw higher earners pay more Income Tax than south of the border.

Good News for R&D Tax Relief Claimants

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has acknowledged the significant delays in processing times of Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief claims and are taking steps to improve the turnaround time.

The role of a Financial Planner

Our clients have worked hard to build their wealth, and know where they wish to go. Yet, how do they get there?

Funding Growing Food & Drink businesses

Fundraising for start-ups or early stage companies has always been a challenging task as anyone who has seen the plucky contestants enter the Dragons’ Den on the hit television programme can agree. However, with a high number of food and drink companies emerging each year the competition to secure investment is becoming even more challenging.

Employee Self-Service – Time to take the Leap?

HR and Payroll have come a long way in recent years. But go into many payroll offices, and you’ll still find the team processing data in the same way they always have. It is hard to believe that as we approach 2020, many businesses still rely on paper forms, spreadsheets and e-mails, but that is exactly how many still operate!

VIDEO: Merger and Acquisition Activity in the North Sea

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North Sea has picked up again after a slow-down in the wake of the oil price crash. Private equity has penetrated the market and provided the catalyst for multiple deals to be done.

“It’s always been done that way”

There is a difference between being agile and being flexible. Working in an industry such as ours, it is important to distinguish between the two as often such confusion or indeed misuse could lead to some difficult situations.

Offshore Europe Attendees – are you missing out on R&D tax relief?

As Europe’s leading E&P event continues until the end of this week at SPE Offshore Europe, over 900 suppliers will be preparing to showcase their cutting-edge technology. Research and Development (‘R&D’) tax relief is a government initiative aimed to support such innovation – are you missing out?

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