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Campbell Dallas advises Fleet…

Campbell Dallas have worked closely with long-standing client, Fleet Alliance, a vehicle leasing company, as they acquired Neva Consultants. The Glasgow based company has now completed its first major acquisition in a seven-figure deal giving them a controlling stake in Neva Consultants, an Essex based fleet management firm. Having worked together for the last 10 years, sharing the same IT platform and back-office systems, the two companies also share the same cultural values and business outlook. The Campbell Dallas team worked with Fleet Alliance, to advise on pre and post transactional areas. Specifically performing…

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Family Business Centre Stage…

In the run up to The Herald Family Business Awards, I noticed some parallels between many of the business families I work with in Scotland, and a well-known business family in the United States.  This particular family business will continue to attract substantial interest and give rise to discussions on issues that will interest and affect Scotland’s family businesses. The head of the family and business empire is a man in his 70s.  This ties with many family businesses here in Scotland established by the ‘baby boomer’ generation in the 1950s and 60s to…

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Jumpstart joins our “Best…

We have added Jumpstart, the R&D tax credit specialist, to our portfolio of third party ‘Best of Breed’ suppliers of specialist business services. The partnership with Jumpstart provides Campbell Dallas clients with seamless access to specialist advice on the complex tax credit and management issues that companies have to tackle when investing in R&D. Since launching in Scotland, Jumpstart has helped Scottish businesses recover £84.9m of tax credits. The service from Jumpstart will be marketed under the Campbell Dallas ‘Commercial Services’ brand, which provides clients with access to expert advice from selected independent specialists. Other…

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IFS Inheritance Tax Clampdown

The Institute for Financial Studies issued a briefing note on 5 January 2017 entitled “Inheritances and inequality across and within generations”. The note identifies that today’s elderly have more to bequeath than their predecessors, due to rising house prices, and that it will be more difficult for today’s young adults to accumulate wealth of their own due to a variety of economic factors.  The conclusion drawn is that inherited wealth will play an increasingly important role in the lifetime resources of younger generations. The note goes on to point out the implications of this…