Aberdeen’s future can draw on Manchester’s past

Blog - The future of Aberdeen

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.

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Posted on 17/08/2017 | 0 Comments

H1 2017 sees rise in Scottish investment in US companies

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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.

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Posted on 08/08/2017 | 0 Comments

21 Years Galvanising Scotland’s Top Entrepreneurial Talent

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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.

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Posted on 03/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Tax evasion: a subtle shift of emphasis with big consequences

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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.

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Posted on 26/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Is the world moving too fast for the current tax regulations?

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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.

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Posted on 21/07/2017 | 0 Comments

How important is history or heritage to your business?

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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.

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Posted on 13/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Three charities and One Million Futures

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By Steve Williams, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Earlier this year, startling figures highlighted a devastating rise in child poverty in Scotland – over a quarter of our country’s children are living in relative poverty.

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Posted on 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments

How safe will open banking and future fintech innovations be?

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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.

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Posted on 16/06/2017 | 0 Comments

A more financially inclusive world with big data and disruptive technology


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.

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Posted on 09/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Why Fintech is important now..

Why Fintech is important nowBy 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.”

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Posted on 01/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Supporting start-ups to scale up

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By Rich Hurley, Partner, Deloitte Digital, Scotland

Glasgow-based fintech company, Castlight Financial, is targeting international expansion after triumphing at Deloitte’s inaugural Disrupt the Enterprise event in Scotland.

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Posted on 12/05/2017 | 0 Comments