Nurturing a New Way of Working: Deloitte named most family-friendly large employer in Scotland


Last month, Deloitte was named winners in the Best Large Private Sector Employer (250+ employees) at the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards run by Family Friendly Working Scotland.

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Posted on 09/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Transfer Pricing Landscape and the Oil and Gas Service Sector


The changing international tax landscape, driven by the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) process and its implementation, has increased compliance requirements and led many multinational groups to consider whether their transfer pricing policies are fit for purpose.

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Posted on 19/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Why Deloitte is proud to back Women’s Tour of Scotland

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As a cyclist, a Dad to a racing cyclist, a cycling coach and as someone who works across the sport both in my day to day role and outside through Scottish Cycling, I know what attributes are required to succeed.  Cycling is about passion, commitment, leadership and teamwork. It is about having the confidence to take on challenges and knowing that you have a team to rely on while striving for the best.

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Posted on 14/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Diversification: A new chapter for the oil and gas services sector


Mergers and acquisitions are engrained in the oil and gas industry’s DNA. But while traditionally such activity in the North East has focused on international expansion, often driven by customer demand, the oil price collapse has cultivated a much more dynamic mergers & acquisitions (M&A) environment.

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Posted on 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

Tackling Scotland's Productivity Challenge - Alison Moore of the Scottish Policy Foundation

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Continuing our theme of productivity, we're delighted to share a guest blog from Alison Moore, Director of the Scottish Policy Foundation. 

Scotland’s economy lags similar sized advanced economies in most measures, including that of productivity. Closing this so-called productivity gap – for Scotland and for the UK as a whole - is an economic prize that is well worth pursuing, since productivity is the single most important factor in determining the wealth of a nation.

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Posted on 11/02/2019 | 0 Comments

How digital can help unlock productivity - Kate Forbes, Scotland’s Digital Economy Minister

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Following a recent visit to our Edinburgh office, we're delighted that Kate Forbes MSP, Scotland's Digital Economy Minister has provided a guest blog providing her perspectives on how digital can help unlock productivity. 

Productivity is vital for a nation’s long-term, sustainable growth and is underpinned by a skilled and diverse workforce. I believe that digital is an area that can help unlock workplace productivity and there is undoubtedly a role for government in doing as much as we can to support this.

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Posted on 30/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Deadline day – 12 tips to ensure your tax return is ready

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Over 11 million people in the UK need to file self-assessment tax returns by 31 January each year and, with the deadline for filing a paper tax return for 2017/18 having passed on 31 October 2018, returns now need to be filed electronically to avoid a penalty.

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Posted on 25/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Digital disruption: gauging the public sector’s digital maturity 

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One of the best parts of my job is that I talk to a lot of public sector leaders about technology. One recurring theme in those conversations is that people tend to underestimate progress in their own organisations while overestimating progress elsewhere – inevitably, many wrongly assume that others are striding ahead of them with digital transformation. The same is true in the private sector as well, and it’s one of the reasons that Deloitte has developed a Digital Disruption Index. We wanted to explore the realities of ‘digital maturity’ and the factors behind it.

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Posted on 24/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Talent, achievement and delivery: 2018 has been a successful year for Deloitte and Scotland’s business community

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It is probably fair to say that 2018 will be remembered by many for the UK’s preparations ahead of Brexit.

At the time of writing, the details of how the country plans to leave the European Union have still to be finalised and exactly how it will affect us all remains to be seen.

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Posted on 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Mind the gap

Scottish budget blog image useOnly 5 weeks ago, the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his Budget speech announcing that “the era of austerity (is) finally coming to an end”.  On 12 December the Scottish Finance and Economy Secretary, Derek Mackay, will deliver his Scottish Budget detailing the Government’s spending and tax plans for the coming year.  The question on many Scottish taxpayers’ minds is whether their finances will enjoy a post austerity boost.

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Posted on 06/12/2018 | 0 Comments