Hardie Caldwell Blog

16 Feb 2018

Seeing is believing

The first instinct of many accountants may still be to pick up the phone to clients, argues IAIN GIBSON of Glasgow firm Hardie Caldwell. But increasingly, forward-thinking firms are making use of Skype for Business. It may be the ideal way to communicate with your own professional adviser.

20 Apr 2017

Making Tax Digital: what we know so far

The government's new digital tax initiative is due to be phased in between 2018 and 2020, with the stated aim of creating an 'accessible tax system fit for the digital age'.

24 Mar 2017

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

The government has announced changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) by introducing a new 16.5% rate for businesses with limited costs. These changes are being introduced to tackle perceived abuse of the scheme.

11 Aug 2016

Why honesty is always the best policy

Preventing bribery should be the concern of every business, writes JACKIE WHITE of Hardie Caldwell. It’s also a legal requirement.

05 Aug 2016

Insight into the inside threat

The biggest threat to your IT may actually come from within, argues IAIN GIBSON – IT Consultant at accountancy firm Hardie Caldwell, so it’s time to think about security measures.

28 Jul 2016

Simplified tax? We’re still waiting!

The creation of the Office of Tax Simplification should have made tax... well, a little simpler. When it comes to allowances, however, GAYLE MELDRUM of Hardie Caldwell LLP says that things have actually become more complicated.

21 Jul 2016

Don’t let doubts cloud your judgement

Cloud accounting makes sense at a number of levels, argues Pauline McGinness of Hardie Caldwell. So why are some businesses still so reluctant to embrace it?

07 Jun 2016


As 23rd June 2016 looms large on the horizon, nothing is surely more topical than the EU referendum at the moment.