Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Changes: April 2024

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Changes: April 2024

    17th April 2024

    Navigating the world of property transactions can feel overwhelming at times, especially when it comes to understanding the tax implications involved. In Scotland, the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is the key player in this arena, replacing the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from April 1st 2015. LBTT…

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  • Private equity investment for energy sector is picking up steam again

    17th April 2024

    Investors are refreshing, diversifying and growing their portfolios, says Findlay Anderson Ask anyone, and they’ll likely have an opinion about the UK energy industry. Most of the current narrative is heavily politicised around tax changes (four in recent times) and presumptions against oil and gas. On the other hand there…

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  • ESPC relaunches SPC Property Practice certification for solicitor estate agents

    17th April 2024

    Leading Scottish property portal ESPC has announced the return of its unique accreditation course for solicitor estate agents, following on from a hugely successful first year in 2023. Created and run in conjunction with The Law Society of Scotland and Edinburgh Conveyancers Forum, the SPC Property Practice certification is a…

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  • Inflation Cooling But Business Price Pressures Persist

    17th April 2024

    Reacting to the latest inflation figures published this morning, David Bharier, Head of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce said:    “Today’s figures confirm inflation is continuing to slowly head in the right direction. That’s good news for both consumers and businesses.     “However, a lot of uncertainty remains…

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  • Feel-good findings reveal Edinburgh’s bounce-back to better health

    16th April 2024

    Record levels of Edinburgh residents are feeling positive and say they’re satisfied with life in the Capital. According to the city’s 17th annual Edinburgh by Numbers – a statistical snapshot of the Capital collated by the Council – feelings of ‘worthwhile’ are the highest they have been for a decade. Echoing the findings…

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  • Apex Hotels wins Sustainable Business at Springboard Awards

    16th April 2024

    Apex Hotel picked up the Sustainable Business accolade at last night’s Springboard Awards which took place at a glittering ceremony at The Intercontinental Hotel in London on 11th April. The hotel group was up against stiff competition with The Hilton, Leonardo Hotels, Sodexo and Wilson Vale also on the short…

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  • Advances on ESG could be undermined by compliance failures within the supply chain, but Scotland leading the way, reveals new research

    16th April 2024

    The findings from Burges Salmon’s ESG report emphasise how businesses should be engaging with their supply chain to meet their current and future mandatory disclosure obligations As businesses continue to develop the application of robust ESG standards into everyday operations, efforts could be undermined by compliance failures within their supply…

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  • Halspan reaches 25 year milestone

    15th April 2024

    Founded by John Martin in 1999, Halspan recently marked an unforgettable milestone as we celebrated 25 years of business. During a week-long get together and celebration in March 2024, we invited colleagues past and present from all over the world to unite in Scotland to collaborate, learn and celebrate together! …

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  • QMU students recognised in national widening access campaign

    15th April 2024

    The extraordinary stories of two Queen Margaret University graduates who entered higher education from a non-traditional route are being highlighted in a new national campaign by Universities Scotland. ‘40 Faces’ aims to champion the diversity and success of widening access programmes from universities across Scotland, telling the stories of students…

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  • UK Trade Ticks Up As Global Demand Recovers

    15th April 2024

    Responding to the latest ONS Trade figures published this morning, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:  “It is difficult to draw concrete conclusions from a single month’s data, but there are signs of a nascent improvement in import and export volumes as global…

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