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Budget 2018 - 5 Tax Takeaways

The pre-Brexit Budget 2018 seemed very much to be a “wait and see” budget, with many decisions deferred until 2020.

But what does the introduction of a Digital Services Tax, the retention of Entrepreneurs’ Relief and changes to Capital Allowances mean for businesses? And when will off-payroll working be introduced for the private sector?

In this video Head of Tax Ronnie Brown looks at the top tax takeaways from the Autumn statement.

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Budget 2018 – More Bad News For Scottish Taxpayers And Landlords

Claire Macpherson

Philip Hammond’s early budget yesterday contained a number of measures which will impact on individuals, however two in particular stood out.

Firstly, the personal allowance will rise to £12,500 in 2019/20. This is brought forward from 2020/21 and will impact on Scottish taxpayers as the personal allowance is still a reserved matter. However, the UK higher rate threshold will rise to £50,000, from its current £46,350. Scottish tax payers will not gain from this as this threshold is devolved with the current higher rate threshold in Scotland being £43,430.

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Could new data breach laws be set to impact on corporate Scotland?

The financial risk for business presented by serious data breaches is now even more apparent due to the recent Court of Appeal decision against supermarket chain Morrisons.The issue will have particular relevance in Scotland in the coming months because of a new group action mechanism which is designed to make it easier to bring group claims like the Morrisons one. This may affect any businesses with operations or customers in Scotland.

The Court of Appeal confirmed that Morrisons was vicariously liable for the data breaches of an employee. This despite the fact that Morri

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