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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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Martin Aitken at the Scottish Dental Show 2019

Martin Aitken is delighted to support the Scottish Dental Show conference and exhibition; we will exhibiting over both days: 26th & 27th April 2019 at Braehead Arena, Stand A15.

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Acuity: Financial & Tax Spring 2019

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Spring Statement 2019

The Chancellor found himself presenting his second Spring Statement sandwiched between a series of crucial Brexit votes. His speech was peppered with references to the need to achieve a smooth exit from the EU. Beyond that, Mr Hammond chose to keep the Statement a low‐key affair.

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VAT update: reverse charge from Oct 2019, things to watch out for in your VAT return, MTD for VAT and VAT explained video series.

Please note: on Friday 6 September HMRC announced that the introduction of the Reverse Charge would be delayed for a year, until 1 October 2020 >read more. HMRC say the delay is to give affected businesses more time to prepare.

The existing rules (i.e. no Reverse Charge for construction supplies) will continue to apply until then. If you have any query regarding this please contact our VAT Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


VAT change coming for construction industry

The new measures are being introduced to reduce VAT fraud and evasion by placing the responsibility for VAT on the customer. HMRC believe that some small VAT-registered suppliers are charging VAT to their customers, but not then paying the VAT on to HMRC.

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ScotHot 2019 13-14 March 2019

Martin Aitken will be at Scotland's premier showcase for food, drink, hospitality and tourism on 13-14 March 2019.

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Martin Aitken & Co @ The Gathering 2019

The Gathering 2019


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Martin Aitken posts record growth as Airlie signs off as Chief Executive

Ewen Dyer Adrienne Airlie Feb 2019
Glasgow based accountant and business adviser Martin Aitken is preparing for further expansion as they record their biggest increase in turnover since the partnership converted to a limited company in 2013.
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