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Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

It’s no surprise that Skyscanner, having just secured $192 million of funding, has recently been ranked as Scotland’s number one technology start up by Business Insider UK. With a reported valuation in excess of $1 billion and profits of £17 million in 2014, it is the country’s most successful tech start up. But who else is on the list?

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EMI Options – The Fundamentals

EMI Options – The FundamentalsPosted on Oct 05, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 CommentsAn Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Option Scheme can be particularly attractive to start-ups and high-growth companies on account of the substantial tax benefits available for employees. Options over shares can be granted by employers for the purpose of recruiting and retaining employees, often where salaries and bonuses cannot be paid at the same level as larger competitors.In summary, the tax advantages available for employees are:no tax is payable on the grant of the optionno tax is payable on the exercise of an EMI option as long as...
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Limited Partnerships – Fund Friendly Proposals

Limited Partnerships – Fund Friendly ProposalsPosted on Sep 21, 2015 by Kenny Mumford  | 0 CommentsFor those involved in the establishment and management of limited partnership funds, the basic legal principles and restrictions have changed very little since they were first created by the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. There have of course been important changes to the taxation and accounting treatment of investment funds, which are the main adopters of limited partnerships, including the recent removal of base cost shifting and relatively recent changes to the accounting requirements which caused existing funds to consider their structure and reporting.The changes proposed by the...
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Crowdfunding – Coping with the Consequences


Crowdfunding – Coping with the ConsequencesPosted on Jul 31, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments Congratulations – you have just completed a successful equity crowdfunding round as you have welcomed 500 new shareholders to your company – now what? There are many practical consequences for a small company in suddenly finding itself with a greatly enhanced shareholder base.  The purpose of this note is to flag up the important issues and suggests ways in which they might be dealt with.Rules of EngagementSome of the crowdfunding platforms use a nominee arrangement which leaves their nominee responsible for communicating with the underlying beneficial owners...
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New online filing requirement for your employee share scheme.

New online filing requirement for your employee share scheme.Posted on Jul 06, 2015 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | 0 CommentsIf you have a company operating HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) approved tax-advantage share plans, new reporting requirements mean that you will have to register such share plans online with the HMRC PAYE Portal by the 6th July 2015 for 2014/2015 returns to continue to receive those tax benefits and to avoid penalties for missing the deadline.Automatic late filing penalties of up to £700 (plus a potential £10 per day penalty if returns are over 9 months late) will apply from 2014/15...
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