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Succession (Scotland) Bill

Succession (Scotland) Bill

19 June, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Succession (Scotland) Bill, which aims to reform succession laws including the effects of divorce, dissolution or annulment on a Will, was introduced into the Scottish Parliament earlier this week. The current law, which is enshrined in the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964, has been the ... read more...
The Queen’s Speech – First sighs for onshore wind

The Queen’s Speech – First sighs for onshore wind

27 May, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The Queen’s Speech 27 May 2015 – first sighs for onshore wind The renewable energy industry was somewhat unnerved by the prospect of the implementation of the Conservatives’ manifesto pledges for renewable energy. A clear assault on onshore wind did not bode well.We now have first details of ... read more...
Small suppliers must act smart

Small suppliers must act smart

14 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
When size matters, empathy most often lies with the ‘lesser’ player, writes Steven Jansch Suppliers must act smart when it comes to dealing with big players. A damaging disparity in bargaining power was suggested this year, when suppliers to drinks giant Diageo were told in no uncertain terms ... read more...
No double faults when tax planning for couples

No double faults when tax planning for couples

10 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While I doubt Andy Murray and Kim Sears will give much thought to tax implications of their marriage when they tie the knot tomorrow and while they unlikely to benefit from the new tax allowance available for spouses and civil partners, their union provides an opportunity to re-examine what, if ... read more...
Happy New Tax Year

Happy New Tax Year

7 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With the arrival of the new tax year comes the arrival of a new service for clients of Gilson Gray as our Private Client department embarks on the provision of tax compliance services. We provide a wide variety of tax compliance services which can be tailored to your own specific requirements ... read more...
Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

1 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Our client, Scottow Moor Solar Limited, has just connected one of the UK’s largest solar projects. We were privileged to be invited to see the final stages of construction at the site by the project’s driving force, shareholder and director, David Fyffe. The scale of the solar power development ... read more...
Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

20 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While the hotly tipped abolition of IHT on the majority of family homes didn’t make the budget speech the promise to scrutinise the use of legal loopholes that help people avoid inheritance tax (“IHT”) did. Chancellor George Osborne continued his attack on those actively avoiding paying tax and ... read more...
Tax Returns no more..

Tax Returns no more..

19 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In his last budget before the General Election, Chancellor George Osborne raised some interesting points yesterday. As someone delivering tax compliance services to clients the headline grabbing statement “Annual Tax Returns to be abolished” proved to be of particular interest to me. It appears ... read more...
No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

11 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Timing matters in the world of tax  With less than a month to go until the end of the tax year we highlight some tax planning options worth considering before 5 April. Pension Contributions Higher rate tax payers are entitled to tax relief on personal pension contributions and of course the ... read more...
The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

20 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It’s Oscar weekend and while I am usually most interested in who is wearing what,  this year I am looking at some estate planning winners and losers. Heath Ledger won his Oscar in 2009, for his performance in The Dark Knight. Due to his sudden death in 2008 his award was accepted by his sister ... read more...