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Community-spirited Hall Morrice joins Scottish Ambulance Service defibrillator register Community-spirited Hall Morrice joins Scottish Ambulance Service defibrillator registerAs a firm that has been rooted in Aberdeen for over 40 years, Hall Morrice is proud to be a part of the local community. Read more »

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Tax and holiday lettings: what landlords need to know Tax and holiday lettings: what landlords need to knowBy Andrew Laurie, tax managerWith the increase in popularity of online hospitality websites such as Airbnb, it is very tempting for property owners to rent out a room or even a whole property as holiday accommodation, rather than as a long-term let to regular tenants.The yield on holiday lets is often much higher than long-term rental agreements, so it’s understandable that more and more property owners are now embracing this new and fast-growing market.However, landlords are not always aware of the tax issues they might run into, especially if the turnover generated by the venture goes beyond stipulated tax thresholds. Read more »

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Planning is key to a profitable exit Planning is key to a profitable exitBy Andrew Laurie, tax managerThe cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry – the highs when production is flowing and the lows when the North Sea is in downturn – is well documented here in the north east. Read more »

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Rising Star award for Hall Morrice Corporate Finance assistant director Hall Morrice Corporate Finance assistant director Melanie Gilmour has been named the brightest future business talent in north east Scotland. Read more »

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Without planning ahead, tax increases could drive company car owners round the bend Without planning ahead, tax increases could drive company car owners round the bendBy Shona Duncan, Senior Tax Manager at Hall Morrice LLPWhether you see yourself in a Kia Picanto or a Porsche Panamera, the allure of a company car is strong for many businesspeople. Read more »

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Accountant of the Year award for Melanie Gilmour of HMCF Corporate finance specialist Melanie Gilmour has been crowned Accountant of the Year in the Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards.The accolade for Melanie, assistant director of Hall Morrice Corporate Finance, comes just days after the 29-year-old was named as one to watch in a list of 2018’s Top 100 Young CAs and announced as a finalist in the Rising Star category of the Northern Star Business Awards.Melanie helped to establish HMCF in April last year along with managing director and corporate finance veteran Tom Faichnie. Read more »

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Accountants from Hall Morrice are named as ones to watch in Top 100 Young CAs 2018 Two of our chartered accountants have been named as ones to watch after making it onto a list of 2018’s Top 100 Young CAs. Read more »

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Andy adds up the miles in London Marathon challenge as thank-you to MS Society As a corporate tax manager with Hall Morrice, Andy Bell is used to working with complex figures on a day to day basis. Read more »

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Don’t overlook your company’s greatest asset Don’t overlook your company’s greatest asset By Shonagh Fraser, partner Hall Morrice LLP  New machinery that will reduce downtime; the latest IT software that will allow your firm to comply with HMRC reporting; replacing the aging office pool car with a more fuel-efficient model. Read more »

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Get your business in shape for 2018 Get your business in shape for 2018 by making some simple new year resolutions.New year, new you…Hall Morrice partner Derek Mair believes businesses owners should be making pledges to get their companies looking lean in 2018 with some easy to implement new year resolutions.Lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking…new year is a time when we love to make resolutions to get fit and healthy. Read more »

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Hall Morrice creates new senior manager post in response to growing demand for tax services Aberdeen-based chartered accounts Hall Morrice has created a new senior management post in response to a growing client demand for taxation services. Read more »

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Hall Morrice creates new corporate finance division in response to projected uplift in deals activity Aberdeen chartered accountants Hall Morrice has launched a new corporate finance division as part of its strategy to prepare for the north east's economic recovery.The independent firm has made two key appointments to lead the new team, which will largely focus on working with corporate entities and private equity houses seeking to invest in oilfield services companies. Tom Faichnie has been appointed to the post of managing director with Hall Morrice Corporate Finance, while Melanie Gilmour takes up the post of manager. Read more »

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Companies House Changes The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act contains a number of measures which will be implemented from 6 April 2016 onwards and which together represent significant change for companies.All companies will be affected in some way, as the Act changes the legal requirements, including what is filed at Companies House.Implementation Dates Implementation Date Measure April 2016 Director Disputes   Registered office disputes   PSC registers need to be kept by companies and LLPs   PSC Protection Regime June 2016 Confirmation statement   PSCs to start being filed with Companies House   Company registers   Statement of capital changes October 2016 Corporate directors abolished with limited exceptions  1. Read more »

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Aberdeen accountancy firm Hall Morrice recruits record number of graduates to join its team Hall Morrice has recruited a record-breaking number of graduates and placement students to join its ranks.Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Hall Morrice has recruited a record number of graduates to its ranks. Read more »