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MBM Economic and Investment Round-up

Are we attractive? A superficial question perhaps at first glance, but a question all start-ups will understand is essential to attracting an investor. The attractiveness of an economy, of a country and even a region, is a key consideration to starting a new business and investing in an on-going one. In June EY published its Attractiveness Survey for both the UK and for Scotland. The reports can be found here [ https://www.ey.com/uk/en/issues/business-environment/ey-scotland-attractiveness-survey-2018 ] What stands out as immediately clear is that London and Scotland remain the UK's most attractive locations for foreign direct investment, according to EY’s reports. The survey...
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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)

When Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (‘LBTT’) came into force on 1 April 2015 to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax on property transactions in Scotland, it brought with it a completely new regime of 3 yearly tax reviews for commercial leases. Instead of a single return and, if applicable, payment of tax being made by a tenant at the start of a lease, LBTT requires a further return to be made every three years during the term of a lease (as well as on every occasion a notifiable lease is assigned or comes to an end). The purpose of the...
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Five Factors to Build a Strong Sales Team in the US

The US market offers great opportunities for the sale of a start-up’s products, but the American dream can become a nightmare without adequate planning. In order to succeed, the international development of your product or service has to be well thought out. The five factors below provide guidance on building a strong sales team in the US. Timing and Preparation - International expansion should be thoroughly prepared beforehand, including the recruitment process, marketing and budgeting. The right time to develop internationally is not the same for all start-ups, but the need for a product or service ready to be commercialised...
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Got Data on your People Resources?

Here's how Employers can Demonstrate Compliance with the GDPR On the 25 th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation ('the GDPR') came into force across EU states, including the UK.  The UK Information Commissioner's Office ('the ICO') has repeatedly stressed that the introduction of the GDPR is not intended to instigate a panicked box-ticking exercise (although you would be forgiven for thinking so with the recent barrage of emails you will have received!), but rather a catalyst for cultural changes within organisations in order to re-focus their attention on data privacy.  In fact, the GDPR is similar in...
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Mental Health in the Workplace: Are you taking relevant action?

It’s one of the biggest taboos of the workplace, but approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year and often, it’s related to their work. In fact, studies show that work is now the most stressful factor in people’s lives and employers must take action to help tackle the issue if they want to make sure their employees are happy and productive. As many as 300,000 employees with a mental health problem will leave their job every year. For employers, this means missing out on talented individuals who have already proved themselves worthy of the...
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