21 April 2020 Invest
5:00 pm | Tuesday |

Investor EIS Workshop – war stories and way forward

Angel funding is the most significant source of investment in start-up and early-stage businesses in the UK, and is particularly important and crucial in the midst of the current COVID 19 crisis. This type of funding has been responsible for getting many of the world’s most innovative companies up and running. High risk and unregulated, […]

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18 March 2020 Julie Hutchison, Aberdeen Standard Capital
8:00 am | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Charity Breakfast Seminar: Supporting your charity through a financial transition – POSTPONED

Please note this event is postponed until further notice. Feel free to contact charities@chiene.co.uk if you have any queries. Thank you.   Join us for the first event in our charity breakfast seminar 2020 series. Is your charity facing barriers in dealing with its finances? Are you holding significant cash balances? Are you interested in […]

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12 March 2020 Colourful flowers
4:00 pm | Thursday | Marks & Clerk

From Concept to Launch: Professional Advice for Technology Startups

Join our team of experts plus representatives from Marks & Clerk, Burness Paull and Business Gateway for an evening seminar and networking event providing professional advice for technology startups. Our panel of experts in IP, law, finance, and business advice will guide a fictional tech startup through the most common challenges in taking new technology […]

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30 January 2020 Invest
8:00 am | Thursday | MBM Commercial

Doing the Deal: Angel Investment Workshop

MBM Commercial, Archangel Investors Limited and Chiene + Tait are delighted to invite you to our Angel Investment Workshop in Edinburgh. Angel funding is the most significant source of investment in start-up and early-stage businesses in the UK. In the UK it is estimated that there are between 10,000 and 20,000 angel investors and about […]

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21 January 2020
8:30 am | Tuesday | Chiene + Tait Inverness

How to get the most from your QuickBooks software

Do you use QuickBooks but not sure you use the software to its full potential? If so, join us for an interactive session on how to get the most from QuickBooks to make managing your true financial position easier. Areas to be covered Join the Chiene + Tait and QuickBooks teams for a free relaxed, […]

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27 November 2019
10:00 am | Wednesday | Perth Racecourse

Chiene + Tait team speaking at forthcoming Scottish Land & Estates Tax Conference

Experts from Chiene + Tait will speak at the forthcoming Scottish Land & Estates Annual Taxation Conference. This event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone working in a rural business. Topics and speakers at the Conference this year are: Future tax policy direction: Alix Storrie, Turcan Connell Where the Political parties stand on taxation matters; […]

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17 November 2019 Iain Masterton
12:00 am | Sunday | The Guildhall

Heritage Trust Network Conference 2019

Our VAT Director Iain Masterton will be attending the Heritage Trust Network 2019 event in Derry, Northern Ireland. There, Iain will be hosting VAT surgery sessions where he will be more than happy to discuss matters such as; ·         VAT recovery on Heritage Projects including how to incorporate this into funding applications ·         VAT treatment […]

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12 November 2019 Social Housing brochure front cover
9:00 am | Tuesday | Crieff Hydro Hotel

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations – Finance Conference 2019.

Chiene + Tait is delighted to attend the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Finance Conference 2019. Our team of specialists will be hosting a stand at the Conference if you have any questions about accounts, audit, tax or business support, please speak to one of our team. To register your space to attend please […]

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12 November 2019
8:45 am | Tuesday | Our Dynamic Earth

Scottish Letting Day – Scottish Association of Landlords Conference

Chiene + Tait are delighted to be exhibiting at this years Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) Conference on the 12th of November. Our partner Jackie Fraser will be giving a talk on How to complete your Tax Return at 11:30 in the 4D Cinema, and again at 14:05 in the Biosphere Blue area. To book […]

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8 October 2019 Ready Steady Grow 2019
6:00 pm | Tuesday | Spaces - Edinburgh, Spaces Lochrin Square

Ready Steady Grow 2019 Roadshow with the EIS Association

Neil Norman and our Entrepreneurial Tax Team will be at the forthcoming Ready Steady Grow 2019 Roadshow on 8th October with The EIS Association, Seedrs, Equity Gap and lots of other experts talking all things funding, investment and growth. Ready Steady Grow! 2019 is the best opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors and business advisers to meet […]

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5 September 2019 Brown trout
8:30 am | Thursday | Lake of Menteith Fisheries Ltd

Annual charity fishing competition

Chiene + Tait’s annual fly-fishing fundraising fun returns! The day’s fishing is for individuals, two-person teams, experts and beginners alike. We will also be holding a raffle to raise more money. And, as in previous years, we’ll be handing out prizes. It’s a great day’s fishing, fun and networking in a good cause. This year, […]

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5 July 2019
9:00 am | Friday | The Scottish Game Fair

Scottish Game Fair 2019: The road ahead?

We’re returning to the GWCT members tent at the Scottish Game Fair for our 2019 rural discussion. This year the speakers will discuss, The Deer Working Group report, Grouse moor management, general licensing and Hare policy. Speakers include: Robbie Kernahan – Head of Wildlife, Scottish Natural Heritage Jamie Stewart – Director, Scottish Countryside Alliance Keith […]

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19 June 2019 An open book
8:00 am | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Breakfast update with OSCR

Our latest charity breakfast seminar welcomes back OSCR for an update on charity regulation. Judith Turbyne, Head of Engagement at OSCR, will join us to discuss multiple regulations that affect Scottish charities. Always a popular speaker, Judith will cover multiple regulations that affect Scottish charities. Her talk will include: New OSCR accounts guidance and independent […]

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12 June 2019
4:00 pm | Wednesday | Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

Tax, legal and accounting update for Highland charities

Chiene + Tait and Macleod and MacCallum, solicitors, present an essential update for charities in the Highlands. In a relaxed environment, hear updates on charity legal, tax and accounting matters: Euan Morrison, Chiene + Tait Developments in the Charity SORP, reserves reporting and common accounting issues Catriona Finnie, Chiene + Tait Updates from a HMRC […]

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15 May 2019 HMRC's building front
8:00 am | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

HMRC Gift Aid update

Our May charity breakfast seminar will be a Gift Aid update from HMRC. The session will look at: Gift Aid overview Common errors in Gift Aid claims What to do if you submit an incorrect Gift Aid reclaim Donor benefit rules An overview of the retail Gift Aid scheme The GASDS community buildings rule Please […]

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25 April 2019 Volunteers at a community event
8:00 am | Thursday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Inspiring Scotland: supporting the sector and finding the right trustees

For our third charity breakfast seminar of 2019, we’re delighted to be joined by Elaine Crichton of Inspiring Scotland. Elaine will discuss the organisation’s work, covering: An overview of their role in the charity sector Inspiring Scotland’s network of pro bono support Diversity of thought in charity boardrooms Tips for finding and recruiting new trustees Elaine […]

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27 March 2019 An open book lies on a reflective surface
8:00 am | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Scottish Charity Law changes, and The Scottish Governance Code. What do they mean for your charity?

We are delighted to be joined by Lianne Lodge, Partner and Head of Charities at Gillespie Macandrew solicitors for our second charity seminar of 2019. Lianne will be discussing updates to the following: Scottish Charity Law changes proposed in the current consultation Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector Lianne is a charities expert and […]

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20 February 2019
5:00 pm | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Making Tax Digital: Necessity and Opportunity

The clock is ticking: the deadline for Making Tax Digital compliance is 1 April 2019. Find out what you need to do to be compliant and explore the opportunities the change can bring you at our seminar. Led by Iain Masterton, Director of VAT, and Allan Davidson, Head of C+T Digital. The seminar will explore the practice […]

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5 February 2019
7:45 am | Tuesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Making Tax Digital for Charities: Clarifying the compliance confusion

The first of this year’s charity breakfast seminars will be exploring Making Tax Digital and what the looming deadline of 1 April 2019 means for your charity. Join Iain Masterton, Director of VAT and Allan Davidson, Head of C+T Digital in an interactive seminar discussing: The practical steps you must take to compliance The opportunities […]

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28 November 2018
10:00 am | Wednesday | Perth Racecourse

Scottish Land & Estates Annual Taxation Conference

Join us at Perth Racecourse to hear expert speakers discuss hot topics in the land management sector. Areas covered include: Managing cashflow and capital expenditure – Jackie Fraser, Chiene + Tait Inheritance Tax – Ian Clark, Turcan Connell Estate planning – Alix Storrie, Turcan Connell Tax reduction tools – Kerry McBeth, Chiene + Tait Book […]

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25 October 2018
5:30 pm | Thursday | Gillespie McAndrew

Inspiring Scotland: Charity Trustee Duties – where are we now?

Iain Masterton, our Director of VAT, will speak at a charity trustee training event alongside Gillespie Macandrew and hosted by Inspiring Scotland. Iain Masterton will outline some of the main VAT risks and pitfalls that charity trustees need to be aware of and will offer some insights into how charities should deal with VAT. He […]

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4 October 2018
4:00 pm | Thursday | Gillespie McAndrew

Neil Norman, Entrepreneurial Tax Partner to speak at Growing Financial Futures seminar

The EIS Association (EISA) will deliver an event in Edinburgh in association with The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) under their ‘Growing Financial Futures’ seminars series. The Growing Financial Futures Seminar series is a programme of regional events organised jointly by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) and Personal Investment Management & […]

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2 October 2018
8:30 am | Tuesday | Lake of Menteith Fisheries Ltd

Chiene + Tait Charity Fishing Competition 2018

Join us at the Chiene + Tait charity fly-fishing competition. This years’ competition is held in aid of Sepsis Research – FEAT (http://www.stopsepsis.org.uk/). This event is the rescheduled fishing competition from June, which we postponed due to the generosity of raffle prizes: with a number of last minute holiday call-offs, we couldn’t really do justice […]

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12 September 2018 The UK and EU flags hang close to each other as a symbol of Brexit
8:30 am | Wednesday | The Mercure Hotel

Addressing Tax and VAT Workshop

Iain Masterton, Chiene + Tait VAT Director, will speak at a forthcoming West Lothian Chamber of Commerce event focused on the potential changes in tax and VAT ahead of Brexit and tips on how best to prepare your business. Attendees can expect to receive a detailed insight into the key taxation considerations businesses must make […]

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11 September 2018
8:00 am | Tuesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Alternative investments: managing the risks, managing the tax

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) initiative offers one of the most attractive UK tax breaks. Find out how your clients can benefit from EIS along with other tax efficient investments. Join us to discuss: Optimising UK tax breaks Advising clients on diversifying assets Managing the risks Expert speakers at the event are: Martin Fox – […]

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6 September 2018 Neil Norman
6:00 pm | Thursday | Elevator at The Hub

Head of Entrepreneurial Tax Neil Norman speaking at Galvanise, Aberdeen

Neil Norman, C+T’s Entrepreneurial Tax Partner will speak at a forthcoming angel syndicate event hosted at Galvanise Capital in Aberdeen. Attendees will find out more about angel investing and hear about the Galvanise syndicate investments. Taking place on 6th September, Neil will discuss SEIS/ EIS and investing, alongside two other key speakers: Nick Jones, a […]

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29 June 2018
9:30 am | Friday | The Scottish Game Fair

Scottish Game Fair 2018

Join us for a breakfast panel debate, discussing key environmental and ethical issues impacting the future of commercial shooting. Topics include: Shooting and food production – mitigating game over-supply and ensuring common standards for game food production Environmental issues – stocking density, predator dynamics, and environmental pollution from game loads Sporting ethics – the demise […]

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6 June 2018
4:00 pm | Wednesday | Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

Inverness Charity Seminar: Accounting and Legal

Chiene + Tait is delighted to work with Harper Macleod LLP to deliver an event for third sector organisations based in the Highlands. Accounting and Legal: Keeping you on the right track will include the following speakers and topics: Euan Morrison, Chiene + Tait – Charity SORP and other accounting updates Tom Monteith, Harper Macleod […]

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30 May 2018
4:00 pm | Wednesday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Seminar – Session 2

From April next year, all VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above £85,000 will be required to file VAT returns via HMRC approved software. This is the first phase in the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD). MTD is a fundamental change to the way taxes are administered and compliance is mandatory. Our specialist MTD […]

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19 April 2018 A folder titled 'Pension'
7:45 am | Thursday | Chiene + Tait Edinburgh Offices

Charity pensions – good practice, liabilities, deficits

This is the fourth event in our 2018 Charity Trustee and Governance series of seminars. Pension issues are always topical for charities, but particularly at the moment with discussions regarding the Lothian Pension Fund. We are joined at this session by two experienced speakers. Gordon Birrell, Director at Chiene + Tait Financial Planning, will discuss: Pension […]

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