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RSM responds to Scotland Food and Drink strategy
Stuart McCallum

27 March 2017

Responding to Scotland Food and Drink’s 2030 vision, Stuart McCallum, RSM’s head of food and drink team in Scotland, said: ‘Scotland Food and Drink’s new strategic plan for the sector builds on the momentum of the previous framework.

The VAT man joins the dots but not in time for Christmas
Jim Burberry

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.

Scottish business leaders reveal concerns over second Scottish referendum
Jim Burberry

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.

Don't be left footing 'The Bill' warns RSM
Jim Burberry

11 July 2016

Recent announcement from the chief Constable of Police Scotland revealing that the force has incurred additional VAT costs of £76.5m since forming in 2013.

Businesses urged to pay VAT on time after court rules six figure fine for one day payment delay ‘proportionate’
Jim Burberry

25 February 2016

RSM is advising businesses to pay their VAT on time after a Tax Tribunal ruled that a six figure fine imposed for missing a VAT payment by one day was ‘proportionate’.

European Court reaches decision on holding companies and VAT recovery
Jim Burberry

17 July 2015

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the European Court has dealt another blow to the UK's administration of VAT, casting doubt on HMRC's policy on VAT recovery by holding companies.

Jim Burberry


Jim is RSM’s head of VAT and indirect taxes practice in Scotland. Jim is based in RSM’s Edinburgh office.