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Support for Scottish businesses and the self-employed

Some additional information has been published by the UK and Scottish Governments and HMRC on the measures announced to support businesses and the self-employed – it is still incomplete and we await further briefing papers. We will update you when we hear more.

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Covid-19: Martin Aitken business operations update

Due to the escalation of the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and the measures that have been announced by the Scottish and UK Governments, we wanted to make you aware of a few changes we are making to our business operations.

We want to reassure you that our priorities over the next few months will be the health and well-being of our staff, clients and business partners; continuing to support and provide an uninterrupted service to you, our clients; and ensuring that everyone at the Martin Aitken Group continues to adhere to the advice and direction of the public health experts in Scotland and acts and behaves accordingly.

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Spring Budget 2020

Key highlights from the Spring Budget and a Coronavirus rescue package for Scottish businesses.

“….get it done” was a recurrent phrase in the Budget speech of the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. It could equally have been “get it spent” or “get it borrowed” as Mr Sunak announced a raft of spending initiatives with few supporting tax increases. New £320m rescue package announced for Scottish businesses on 14 March 2020 >read more

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Coronavirus Support available to Scottish Businesses

The UK Chancellor and Scottish Government Ministers have announced a package of temporary measures to support businesses through this period of disruption.

There are still some details to follow on how businesses and individuals can access some of the various schemes and support measures. We are expecting further announcements from HMRC shortly and we will publish an update on these pages when we hear more.

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Acuity Financial & Tax Spring 2020

Tax, finance and investment matters for company directors, owner-managers and private individuals. 

What will the future look like for you?  Click on the links below to read the full articles. We do hope you find the information within this edition useful.  

Inside this issue:  

Investments, business and work in the 2020's: Ian Finch and Tricia Halliday provide their thoughts on the markets, doing business and working in the 2020's. Click here to read their insights> 

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The Gathering 2020

Charity finance update 2020: good governance and risk management

Date: Wednesday 19 February Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

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Charity Acuity Spring - 2020

Topical accounting, finance and tax matters facing charity trustees, finance directors and financial managers.

Click on the links below to read the full articles and briefing notes. We do hope you find the information and forewarnings contained within this edition useful.

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Seminar: Principals Question Time 2020

An interactive session designed for Dental Associates who are considering buying their first practice.

Three dental principles in conversation with finance professionals Anne Marie Chiesa, RBS and Jayne Clifford, Martin Aitken and practice sales and purchases agent, Patricia Munro, Strictly Confidental.

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Dental Acuity Spring 2020

Commercial, finance and tax briefing for dentists. 

 Helping you to manage your finances, grow the practice profits and plan ahead.

Click on the links below to read the full articles. If you have any queries or would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this edition, please do get in touch with Jayne Clifford, director by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0141-272-0000.

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Obituary: Adrienne Airlie CA

We are very sorry to inform you that our former Chief Executive, Adrienne Airlie passed away suddenly on Thursday 5th December 2019.

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Charity Finance + Governance Workshops 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing to work alongside Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) offering six free workshops for GSEN members across 2020. 

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Acuity Enterprise

Commercial, finance and tax insights and planning opportunities for SMEs, social enterprises and charities. 

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Financial health checks for pharmacists

Helping you to manage, comply, plan and grow the pharmacy's profits.

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Have you recently made a breakthrough?

If you have been undertaking R&D to develop new products, processes or services and incurred costs you may be able to make a R&D Tax Credits claim.

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GP Succession: how to plot a course and arrive at your destination with your legacy intact.

GP Succession, Retirement and Partnership Agreements

How to plot a course, key in the route and arrive at your destination with your legacy intact.

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Brexit planning checklist for Scottish importers & exporters

Brexit – what now for businesses that trade with the EU?

There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” scenario seems sensible right now given the new Prime Minister's vow to deliver Brexit 'do or die' by 31 October 2019. 

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ICAS Top 100 Young CA's 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has announced the Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants (CAs) for 2019 and we are delighted to announce our rising star, Craig Keating, recently promoted to Assistant Manager, Martin Aitken has been included in this year’s emerging talent list.

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Doctors tapering off as pension tax rules bite

Measures designed to limit the cost of pensions tax relief to the Treasury are having some unwelcome consequences, as some senior doctors have found their incomes disappearing.

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How well do you understand inheritance tax?

A survey by HMRC published in May 2019 concluded that the public have a relatively poor knowledge of inheritance tax (IHT) rules and lack of confidence in what they do know.

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Charity Finance & Governance Workshops

We are delighted to announce that we will be working alongside Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) offering two free workshops for GSEN members. 

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