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Legal reforms to grant greater protection for Scottish associations

Golf clubs, charities, residents’ associations and other groups that are not set up as limited companies could enjoy greater protection if reforms in the law on “unincorporated associations” are put into effect.

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Small businesses could fail to 'qualify' for Scotland’s rate relief

From 1 April 2009, the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme will allow businesses with premises worth up to £8,000 to pay no rates at all.

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Red tape costs Scottish companies an extra £600 million

The burden of complying with regulations for Scottish companies went up by £600 million in 2008, according to estimates by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

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