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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

Latest news and insights

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Philanthropy

Scotland has a long and proud history of philanthropy and we can work with you (and your other advisors) to create a strategy that will maximise the impact of any charitable giving. We can provide you with advice relating to Lifetime giving and legacies, Inheritance tax, and conditional exemptions.

Lifetime giving and legacies

Lifetime giving allows you to donate to chosen causes during your lifetime and importantly, you can provide guidance about donations and witness the outcome of your generosity. This could be in the form of a cash gift, by transferring assets to an existing charity or good cause or perhaps setting up your own charity.  Our experienced team will meet with you to discuss your objectives and assess the best way to achieve them. We can also advise on the tax allowances and benefits of making charitable gifts during your lifetime and our tax return service can help with the paperwork.

You may wish to leave a fixed amount or a proportion of your estate and leaving a legacy to a charity in your will can be a great way of helping a cause that’s important to you.

Inheritance tax

There are tax efficiencies associated with leaving money or assets to charity on your death, with no Inheritance Tax due on any part of an estate going to a UK registered charity.  Our experienced tax team can advise on the best approach for your circumstances.

For certain assets such as heritage property, works of art and historic artefacts it may be possible to become exempt from paying inheritance or capital gains tax under the Conditional Exemption Scheme. This Scheme exists to protect remarkable or historic items from being sold off privately. We can help with applications for conditional exemptions, negotiating with HMRC and dealing with future transfers of the asset.

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