Brexit Q&As Guide

08.07.16

Brexit Q&As

We have produced a Brexit Q&As Guide covering the exit process and sector-specific issues including employment, citizenship/immigration, financial services, IP and data protection.

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Firmwide

CREDO - Banking and finance update - Edinburgh schools article June 16

01.06.16

The closure of 17 Edinburgh Schools this Spring, built and financed under the Private Finance Initiative which pre-dated the Scottish Government’s own NPD (non-profit distributing) model, has hit the UK headlines recently. Inevitably, the problems have been used by some to add weight to long-standing criticism of the involvement of private finance in public infrastructure projects. 

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Banking, Finance

Land & Buildings Transaction Tax

03.05.16

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from 1 April 2015 on transactions involving land in Scotland. The rates of LBTT are different; for residential purchases LBTT is less than SDLT on purchase prices up to £333,000 and more at higher prices. For non-residential (commercial, agricultural and mixed purchases) LBTT is less than SDLT for most purchase prices up to £2m and more above that. Download this guide for more information.

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Tax, Real Estate

Tesco and the Groceries Code Adjudicator - Lessons for retailers

19.04.16

The Groceries Code Adjudicator recently found Tesco in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The decision is the most significant development in relation to the Code, and there are important implications for retailers. You can found out more information about the decision in our tailored guide.

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Food & Drink

Tesco and Groceries Code Adjudicator - Lessons for suppliers

19.04.16

The Groceries Code Adjudicator recently found Tesco in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The decision is the most significant development in relation to the Code, which aims to protect suppliers when dealing with big supermarkets. You can found out more information about the decision and its implications in our tailored guide for suppliers.

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Food & Drink

How food and drink manufacturers can use waste as a resource

05.04.16

Can your business save money by treating food waste in a different way? As a food and drink manufacturer, your waste is often collected, taken off-site and, depending on the nature of the waste, sent to landfill – all at a cost to you, as waste producer. This short guide explains why your waste doesn't need to be wasted.

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renewables, Food & Drink

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

19.01.16

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from 1 April 2015 on transactions involving land in Scotland. The rates of LBTT are different; for residential purchases LBTT is less than SDLT on purchase prices up to £333,000 and more at higher prices. For non-residential (commercial, agricultural and mixed purchases) LBTT is less than SDLT for most purchase prices up to £2m and more above that. Download this guide for more information.

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Tax, Real Estate

What is on the regulatory horizon for 'grant-giving' and other charities?

16.12.15

In order to fulfil their purposes and deliver their services successfully, charities and third sector organisations will need to contend with regulatory and wider changes currently on the horizon. Brodies’ charities specialists will help guide you through key developments.

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Charities, Third Sector, Grant giving

Financing a business: A Handy Guide

10.11.15

You are considering the funding of a new business opportunity or looking at expanding your existing business but how are you planning to finance it? Based on our wealth of experience in helping clients through the process, we know that there are several important aspects to bear in mind. 

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Banking, Finance, Businesses

Social Enterprise… what makes the pollen count go up?

25.09.15

Charities do and must think commercially. In some cases this is in terms of mind-set and in other situations charities and those in the third sector will carry out commercial activities. Following our seminar held in June, we looked at the real world and legal issues that underpin successful social enterprise. As well as social enterprise, we considered funding and the birth and coming of age of social investment. We were delighted to have been joined by guest speaker Alistair Johnstone, Chief Investment Offer at Social Investment Scotland, whose slides you can also find here.

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Social Enterprise, Charities, Third Sector
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