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HMRC undertaking a review of employment status of Associate Dentists

HMRC undertaking a review of employment status of Associate Dentists

As you may be aware HMRC is currently undertaking a review of the employment status of Associate Dentists.  This review, according to HMRC, is to determine whether certain Associates in the profession should be treated as employed and not self-employed as they are now.

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Dental Acuity Winter 2018-19

Dental Acuity Winter 2018-19
Commercial, finance and tax briefing for dentists

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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MTD for VAT: Webinar part 1

MTD for VAT: Webinar part 1

In this short webinar Mark McRae, Director Martin Aitken &Co, explains what Making Tax Digital is, who it applies to and what you need to do to prepare to submit your first digital VAT return post 1 April 2019 to HMRC.

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MTD for VAT: Webinar part 2

MTD for VAT: Webinar part 2

In this short webinar (part 2), Kim Matheson, Cloud Services Manager, Martin Aitken & Co, provides an introduction to cloud accounting and runs through the MTD for VAT elements of two cloud accounting systems: Sage 50cloud and Xero. 

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Finance & Tax Acuity Autumn 2018-19

Finance & Tax Acuity Autumn 2018-19

Our regular update on financial, investment and tax developments for investors, company directors and private clients.

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UK Budget 2018

UK Budget 2018

The Chancellor has laid out details signalling the end to austerity in a statement delivered between key meetings in the Brexit negotiations. Expectation leading up to the Budget had been for tax rises, with various revenue raising options discussed ahead of the statement.

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MACO at FGDP Scotland Dental Study Day 2018

MACO at FGDP Scotland Dental Study Day 2018

Director Jayne Clifford and the Martin Aitken & Co Dental accounting, tax and finance team are getting ready for the 2018 FGDP (UK) Scotland Study Day at Glasgow Science Centre on Friday 7 December 2018.

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Commercial Acuity Autumn 2018

Business, tax and finance matters for company directors and business owner-managers

In this edition: Stranville John joins the Martin Aitken Group. MTD for VAT registered businesses. Business grants and support available for growing SMEs. More changes for private landlords are on the way, as well as potential reforms to Pensions Tax Relief and Inheritance Tax. 

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Spring Statement 2018 and changes for the new tax year 2018/19

Spring Statement 2018 and changes for the new tax year 2018/19

Mr Hammond made it clear some while ago that he wanted his Spring Statement to be a short financial briefing rather than a mini-budget, complete with rabbit-out-of-hat announcements.

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Auto-enrolment contributions increase

Auto-enrolment contributions increase
As of 6 April 2018, employees and employers are required to increase the amount of contributions into their automatic enrolment pension.

Currently, until 5th April 2018, the total minimum contribution rates are 2%, with the employee and employer minimum contributions being 1% each.

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Funding gap hampers growth opportunities for SME's

Funding gap hampers growth opportunities for SME's
Funding gap hampers growth opportunities for smaller businesses

UK SMEs are struggling to find adequate funding to invest and boost their productivity, according to a recent research by Close Brothers Group.

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UK Autumn Budget 2017

UK Autumn Budget 2017

The Chancellor has announced a 'steady as you go' Autumn Budget.

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Mark McRae appointed as new Director of Business Advisory and Accounting

Mark McRae appointed as new Director of Business Advisory and Accounting

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark McRae as a Director of our Business Advisory and Accounting division.

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Commercial Acuity

Commercial Acuity
Business, tax and finance matters for company directors and business owner-managers.Click on the icons and links below to read the articles in the latest edition.  

 

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'Off the Beatson Track': Beatson Cancer Charity

'Off the Beatson Track': Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson Cancer Charity's (BCC) signature sponsored 6.5 mile walking event 'Off the Beatson Track' took place on 27th August 2017 and Martin Aitken & Co's budding team of walkers and west end explorers were delighted to take part again in this year's event.

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Selling the pharmacy or nearing retirement?

Selling the pharmacy or nearing retirement?

In his last article for the Scottish Pharmacist magazine, Mark Tenby, Audit & Accounts Director, examined the key considerations when buying a pharmacy >more. In the latest edition, August/September 2017, he takes a look at the other side, with a specific focus on the tax impacts on the seller.

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Scott Lawson appointed as new IFA by MAFS

Scott Lawson appointed as new IFA by MAFS

Martin Aitken Financial Services Limited (MAFS), the wholly owned subsidiary of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Martin Aitken & Co Ltd., today announced the appointment of Scott Lawson as an Independent Financial Advisor to further strengthen its financial planning arm across Scotland.

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Big Smile: World Record Attempt

Big Smile: World Record Attempt

Hundreds of people participated in the Big Smile Big Band event, which took place at the SECC Glasgow last Friday, including University of Glasgow Dental School and other University staff, Dental alumni, school children and teachers from the Glasgow area, and of course, Martin Aitken & Co.

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Buying a pharmacy? What to consider

Buying a pharmacy? What to consider
Buying a pharmacy is exciting and potentially stressful. However, with careful planning, your advisers can lessen the negative impact of any aspect of the transaction.

In his regular column for Scottish Pharmacist, Mark Tenby outlines what you should consider before you make the decision to buy.

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Employment taxes: changes for the new tax year from 6 April 2017

Employment taxes: changes for the new tax year from 6 April 2017
Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT).

From 6 April 2017, there will be a change to the basic rate tax band for Scottish taxpayers. The Scottish rate of tax is 20% and is charged on income above £11,500, up to a Scottish basic rate limit of £43,000. >Find out more about the SRIT  >Scottish Budget 2016 key announcements

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