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We regularly publish articles across a range of subjects including tax, VAT and general business advice.

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A Comprehensive guide to qualifying R&D Expenditure for HMRC R&D tax credits

September 26, 2023

HMRC R&D tax credits can give innovative businesses a financial boost – but what qualifies as R&D expenditure? Read our guide to demystify the rules.

A guide to Xero accounting software for businesses

July 4, 2023

At James Scott, we love Xero and everything it has to offer small and medium businesses. That’s why we’re a Xero gold partner. We’re here to help you with all things Xero accounting software.

A practical guide to eCommerce accounting for ambitious business owners

April 21, 2023

The secret to any successful business is financial control. Here’s a practical guide to eCommerce accounting for ambitious business owners.

Insider: April 2023

April 1, 2023

The finance sector is making strides in female representation, according to a new report from the Women in Finance charter in this months insider we explore this in more detail

2023 Spring Budget

March 16, 2023

How does his Budget stack up against the Government’s priorities – and what does it mean for people and businesses across the UK?

Insider March 2023

March 1, 2023

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised its interest rate by 0.5% to 4% following a monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting on 2 February 2023.

Insider February 2023

February 1, 2023

The Government has announced a new energy bills discount scheme (EBDS) for UK businesses, set to replace the current energy bills relief scheme (EBRS) once it ends in March.

Insider January 2023

January 4, 2023

The Treasury has confirmed that Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment (MTD for ITSA) will be delayed a further two years until April 2026.

Insider November 2022

November 1, 2022

A typical five-year fixed rate mortgage has hit 6.02%, the highest figure since the 2010 financial crisis. Mortgage rates have been rising throughout 2022, but there was a significant increase after the mini-budget announcement on 23 September 2022.

Insider October 2022

October 3, 2022

The additional tax rate has been scrapped completely by the new Chancellor. Kwasi Kwarteng has announced the biggest bundle of tax cuts since 1972 in his first fiscal statement as Chancellor.

Insider September 2022

September 1, 2022

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased interest rates to 1.75%, the first rise of half a per cent in over 20 years. The latest increase is the fifth rise since December 2021, with the BoE arguing that rate rises are needed to tackle soaring inflation.

Insider August 2022

August 1, 2022

More than half of cryptocurrency investors have limited or no understanding of capital gains tax (CGT) and the associated tax liability on crypto transactions.

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