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Charities and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) – Are you in the regime?

To determine whether you need to report to HM Revenue & Customs under the CRS, you should consider the following questions (see also the flowchart at the back of this...
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Onshore Wind Without Net Subsidy

A report commissioned by Scottish Renewables from Baringa Partners, a business and technology consultancy, has identified that an additional 1GW (equivalent to 20 large windfarms) of onshore wind could be...
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Latest Land and Property Consultations

The Scottish Government has recently published two consultations which may be of interest to land owners, landlords and tenants, concerning two issues: community engagement in decisions relating to land; and...
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Charity Governance – still a lot to learn

The charity sector could still pick up important lessons from earlier regulatory cases on governance and the management of risk. This was one of the themes which Kenneth Pinkerton, Senior...
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Turcan Connell's Charity of the Year: April 2017 Update

In April 2016, Turcan Connell began fundraising for our inaugural Charity of the Year, The Yard. The Yard was chosen as Turcan Connell’s Staff Charity of the Year, and over...
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Wild Land Areas: Consultation Update

Earlier this year, Turcan Connell encouraged participation in the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation on Wild Land Areas. For anyone who has not yet responded, the closing date for comments...
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Civil Partnerships: an option only available for same sex couples?

As most people will be aware it is now legally possible for a same sex couple to get married; to enter into a civil partnership; or to convert their previously...
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English court refuses woman divorce: could it happen in Scotland?

Following hot on the heels of a decision by the English courts to award a woman, who lost the bulk of her divorce settlement by making poor financial decisions, larger...
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Divorce: lifelong spousal maintenance?

A recent ruling from the Court of Appeal in England may well, at first blush, cause concern for anyone who is divorced or considering it. This brief blog aims to...
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Fox hunting: new code of practice and consultation in pipeline

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed plans to strengthen fox hunting laws in Scotland following a review by the Rt Hon Lord Bonomy of the Protection of Wild Animals (Scotland)...
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Wild mountain times: a consultation on Wild Land Areas

A Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation seeks views on draft guidance for the protection of Wild Land Areas (WLAs), with accompanying descriptions for all 42 areas, concentrated in the north...
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Edinburgh SW Foodbank

Janette Howard, partners secretary at Turcan Connell, organised a collection in the office for the Edinburgh SW Foodbank. Janette has written of the success of this year's collection below. It’s...