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By Graham Hollis, Office Senior Partner, Deloitte, Aberdeen
Cities seldom stand still. They constantly evolve with the macro-economic landscape, the vagaries of architecture, and the plans of developers and town halls. But every now and then a significant period of transformation comes along, with profound effects on the city and its inhabitants.
By Cahal Dowds, Chairman, Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance
Investment in US companies by Scotland-based businesses is at its highest for two years, according to analysis from Deloitte.
The business advisory firm’s latest US/UK M&A Deal Monitor, found there were six deals completed in H1 2017, higher than any other six-month period since the firm started tracking transactions between the two countries in H2 2015.
By Richard Slater, Partner and Head of Private Markets at Deloitte
This year’s Entrepreneurial Scotland Awards celebrates 21 years of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent. The awards honour individuals who have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership over the past 12 months.
By John Macintosh, Tax Partner, Deloitte
Tax evasion offences have tended to focus on individuals, rather than businesses. But that’s about to change. The introduction of new legislation, coming into effect on September 30, will place more of an onus on the “facilitation” and “enablers” of tax evasion, i.e. a corporate entity.
By Caroline Muir, Director, Tax
It has become increasingly clear in recent years that current tax rules are not easily applied to the way in which businesses now operate. The focus has now moved from international tax reform where significant changes have been made to whether new rules are needed for the gig economy. The Taylor report issued last week made various recommendations around legal aspects as well as tax considerations and the Office of Tax Simplification has published a paper on the key tax issues but let’s start with why there is a perceived issue at all.
By Steve Williams, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland
As 2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we were asked by Vision Scotland Magazine to consider how our past impacts our future, and how important our history and heritage is to our Firm.
By Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte and David Goodbrand, Partner, Burness Paull
Kent Mackenzie, Head of Deloitte’s Fintech team and David Goodbrand, who heads law firm Burness Paull’s IP, technology and commercial team discuss open banking and what steps will need to be taken to ensure it's security.
By Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Scotland
Kent Mackenzie, a Director at Deloitte explains the influence that artificial intelligence and robotics are having on financial technology – and how big data and disruptive technology can help create a more financially-inclusive world.
By Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte
“People often ask me what makes me so interested in fintech – one could always argue that it has been around for years. “But I think there are three reasons why it’s important now, and why we have a once-in-a-career opportunity to explore how new technologies can address market failures in financial services and create a more financially inclusive world.”