29 November 2019
The outcome of the ‘tourist tax’ consultation will be eagerly watched by many in the leisure and hospitality sectors. But this concern also stretches across into the food and drink sector which has embraced the appeal of provenance for Scottish brands and the sector has expanded in the experiential with activities, such as whisky and gin distillery tours.
31 July 2019
The Supreme Court has ruled that a Scottish farmer is entitled to recover more than £1m of VAT incurred on the purchase of more than £7m of EU farm subsidies - a decision which could prompt many other UK taxpayers to revisit VAT they’ve blocked on fundraising activities.
10 December 2018
The City of Edinburgh Council's consultation on a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) or ‘tourist tax’ closes next week, but one big unknown remains – what happens about VAT? Will visitors have to pay tax on tax?
14 December 2017
Jim Burberry, partner at RSM in Scotland responds to today’s Scottish Budget announcement.
06 October 2017
The government has yet again shown its support for the UK space industry at the start of World Space Week, announcing a £50m cash injection for the Science Programme at the Defence Science and Technology laboratory (Dstl) to support ongoing innovation projects.
05 October 2017
The European Commission’s plans to reform EU VAT rules, announced on Wednesday, will add further complexity to the UK’s future relationship with the EU post-Brexit warns RSM.
13 April 2017
Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed VAT and indirect tax specialist Ian Brown as a manager in Glasgow.
15 December 2016
The recent growth in adult colouring-in and ‘dot-to-dot’ books has potentially led to another VAT anomaly akin to the famous debate as to the VAT liability of Jaffa Cakes depending on whether it’s classed as a cake or a biscuit.
13 October 2016
A survey carried out by RSM amongst Scottish business leaders has revealed that the majority (81 per cent) believe that a second independence referendum (Indyref2) would have a negative impact on business in Scotland.