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Resolve to be philanthropic in 2016

As the year draws to a close, many are thinking about resolutions for the New Year. Too often, resolutions are broken: they frequently focus on personal targets (diet, exercise, giving...
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Feed-in Tariff Review 2015 Consultation Response

The government has published its Response to the recent Consultation on a full-scale review of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme (FiTs) (see here), with mixed results for the sector. The good...
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Windfarm Trumps Golf Course Challenge

The UK’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge by Donald Trump to the development of an offshore windfarm near Aberdeen, close to Mr Trump’s golfing development on the Aberdeenshire coast.
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The Challenge of Trustees Losing Capacity

Consideration of the implications of trustees losing capacity is real and with an increasingly ageing population family business owners need to give the matter appropriate thought too. The ageing population...
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Seeing Turcan Connell in a New Light

As we waited in the early morning darkness for the sun to rise, we knew that this was a pivotal point on a journey that started over a year ago...
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The Scotland Bill 2015: An update

The Scotland Bill 2015, which was introduced in May to the UK Parliament as a result of the cross party Smith Commission’s Report recommending the devolution of further powers to...
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#GivingTuesday – Giving back after grabbing a bargain

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Americanisms which have spread to other countries, notably the UK, in the last few years. Black Friday (27th November this year, which is not...
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Fundraising in Scotland in 2016

The Reviews 2015 has been a difficult and challenging year for charities in relation to fundraising: high profile news stories around fundraising strategies and vulnerable people, combined with the generally...
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Simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefit rules

HM Treasury carried out consultations earlier in the autumn to help it simplify and improve the existing donor benefit rules under the Gift Aid scheme. This process has been hailed...
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Turcan Connell launches philanthropy web pages

Turcan Connell has launched new pages to highlight some of the areas of specialist philanthropy advice which we provide to our charity and philanthropy clients. As well as giving a...
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Turcan Connell Attend AgriScot 2015

Scotland still has great potential for developing and maintaining revenue-generating renewables projects, according to legal experts Turcan Connell.Speaking at a seminar organised by Scottish Renewables at today’s Agriscot event at...
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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for creating opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to learn, compose and perform music independently. Drake Music Scotland was set up as...