No CGT hikes on the horizon

Last year the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) proposed that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rates should mirror Income Tax rates which would have seen the top rate of CGT rise to 45% from 28%, in order to help ‘close the gap’ on the financial burden which has arisen due a direct result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Scotland’s tech innovation hubs are more important than ever

Since 2019 our lives, whether it be personal or work related, have completely transformed. The one constant across all of our changes has been our increased reliance on technology.

What opportunities are there for SMEs?

There is no doubt that SMEs are facing a changing market. If you are an SME owner or manager, you will know that the past couple of years have been full of new challenges, and several new measures will have had to be put in place to ensure business survival and success. But it is important to remember that opportunities can arise out of adversity.

Organisational Agility Blog Series

In a disruptive and rapidly changing world, never before has organisational agility been so important.

Income Tax Reporting and the Digital Era

Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) for Income Tax has been talked about for many years now. The idea that the tax return process can be completed by third parties providing all relevant information to HMRC is still a long way off, but it is the direction HMRC are heading. A pre-populated tax return sounds like a great solution and is what HMRC hope to achieve but there are lots of moving parts.

Funding scale-up tech businesses

The quantity and quality of scale-up technology businesses continues to increase in Scotland with technology incubators such as ONE in Aberdeen, Codebase in Edinburgh and Stirling and universities such as Heriot Watt, Napier and Strathclyde providing a clear pathway for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a business.

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