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Ardgowan Distillery launches £17…

The Campbell Dallas Corporate Finance team, led by Harro Leusink, has been appointed to advise on a £ 17 million funding drive for a new distillery with historic links to King Robert the Bruce. The Ardgowan Distillery, located 30 miles west of Glasgow, secured planning permission from Inverclyde Council earlier this month and is now seeking investors to bring their ambitious vision to life. The project has raised over £500,000 seed capital to date, and the new distillers are advancing their proposals to build a world-class lowland malt whisky distillery and visitor attraction on…

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Countdown to beat new…

Businesses have until April 1st before new business taxes outlined in the Autumn Statement last year come into force, a leading business tax specialist is warning. Late last year the UK Government unveiled some 400 pages of new complex tax law, with many of the new taxes being applied from April 1st. “Businesses don’t have long to make significant tax savings by effectively spending now to save later’” says Mark Pryce a tax partner with Campbell Dallas speaking at a March 14th tax planning event for clients. He added: “Business taxes are broadly rising, and reliefs and…

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Scottish regulation update: Independent…

If you are medically qualified and provide care services in Scotland outside of hospital premises, then you or your employer need to register with Healthcare Improvement Scotland as an independent clinic. This is a mandatory requirement. Registration must be in place by 1 April 2017 or you risk prosecution for operating an unregistered clinic, which could result in a penalty comprising a fine of up to £5000 and/or up to three months imprisonment. Read more about the changes which were brought in from April 2016 here. The registration process can take some time so…

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Fraser Campbell, Partner and Head of Family Businesses at Campbell Dallas joined a select panel of Scottish business people and commentators at this year’s Herald Budget Briefing in Glasgow city centre, hosted by Iain Macwhirter. Following a breakdown of the Budget into three key areas; the economy, personal taxation and business taxation the panel proceeded to take each in turn and discuss their deeper insights and answer comments from the audience. Key themes included further debate over the definition of employed v self-employed; consumer spending bolstering economic growth; what that means for overall growth;…