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Following on from the success of our initial move to Edinburgh’s Rutland Square last year, we are building our presence in the city with a move to larger premises in Charlotte Square. Douglas Home & Co began with just a single office in Berwick Upon Tweed...

At Douglas Home & Co, we pride ourselves on proactively meeting the requirements of our clients. An excellent example of this is our IT Services department, one of the specialist services we’ve developed over the years in response to our clients’ needs. In 2013, we realised...

The Scottish Government has introduced a new Brexit Support Grant, designed to help businesses prepare for Brexit. Grants ranging between £2,000 and £4,000 are available to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage the impact of Brexit. To apply for these grants, your business must be...

Are you looking to treat your employees this Christmas time? It is the most popular time of the year to say thank you to your team for all their hard work, but make sure you are fully aware of any tax implications related to staff...

Douglas Home & Co have taken on three new trainees following the success of last year’s programme. Their new recruits will spend time working in various departments over the next 12 months, all to give them a flavour of working in the industry while gaining...

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When was the last time you ensured your PAYE was fully compliant? HMRC aim to conduct a PAYE investigation every six years and can backdate any lost Tax and NIC for that time. This can result in penalties of up to 100% of the amount...

HMRC are introducing some significant changes to the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules relating to the sale of residential property which will come into effect from 6th April 2020. These changes will affect three main areas; Principal Private Residence relief, Lettings relief and timescales for...

HMRC are introducing a new set of VAT rules for the construction industry which will come into effect from the 1st October 2020. The new “reverse charge” will change the person responsible for paying VAT to HMRC between the contractor and sub-contractor. Changes have been brought...

Scottish sporting legends David Coulthard and Gregor Townsend; Historian Neil Oliver; Presenter Kate Humble and Comedian Susan Calman were just some of the highlights from an excellent weekend of events at the Borders Book Festival 2019. We were proud to once again sponsor the festival, which...

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