In June, the Scottish Government issued a consultation document on the further extension of coverage of FOI to “more organisations”. The consultation document highlights that the Scottish Government is "not currently persuaded of the merits of extending coverage” to social landlords.
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The law of succession in Scotland – which govern who receives your assets when you die - have not kept pace with changes in society. The Scottish Government is proposing to change this, with new legislation intended to clarify the situation and make it fairer.
A drastic rise in funeral costs has led to a huge increase in loved ones seeking help from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) with financial concerns over the past year.
If you employ workers who have no fixed workplace and are required to travel to service clients, are they working when they travel to the first client or return home from the last client?
On 11 June 2015, HM Revenue & Customs issued draft technical guidance on the definition of a Scottish tax payer. The Scottish rate of Income Tax (SRIT), as introduced by the Scotland Act 2012, will be charged on the non-savings and non-dividend income of those defined as Scottish tax payers from April 2016.