Welcome to Barrie Scott & Co

Are You?

  • Struggling with your tax return?
  • Looking for an accountant who will help you make more profit and pay less tax?
  • Starting out in business?

We can help. Barrie Scott & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors with offices in Falkirk and Bathgate. We offer audit, accounts, and taxation services together with business support and advisory services to a wide range of owner managed businesses, clubs, associations, charities and individuals.

We work hard to get to know you in order to deliver timely individual advice tailored to your specific needs.

To find out more about how we can help you and your business click here for an overview of our services. To find out more about us click here. To access a wealth of information visit our resource centre or view our free factsheets.


Ben Nevis Challenge

Team Barrie Scott successfully completed The Ben Nevis Challenge on 20th June taking a little over 11 hours to cover the ascent of Ben Nevis, followed by 33 miles of cycling and a canoe course on Loch Lochy. The team, Jill McEwan, Craig Allison , Alan Swords and Clive Scott, with logistical support from Catherine Crombie, surprised themselves by finishing in the top half of the 88 teams participating. Some £9,000 was raised for our nominated charity Strathcarron Hospice. A big thank you to all donors.


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The current hot topic

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The Chancellor announced in the Autumn Statement last November that he would be introducing new rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases of buy to let properties or second homes. An additional 3% SDLT charge will apply to the purchase of residential properties caught by the new rules and this change is expected to come into effect for completions on or after 1 April 2016. There is an exemption from the charges for transactions under £40,000.

In December the Scottish government announced a Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) supplement on additional homes. A bill has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament to introduce similar changes to LBTT.

The government is currently consulting on how the rules will be implemented and in which circumstances they will apply. It should be noted that the proposed changes will significantly increase the SDLT and LBTT on the purchase of second homes.

The rules will also impact on those individuals who purchase a new home where they have yet to sell their current home. The higher SDLT and LBTT rates would be payable on the purchase of the second property although this additional tax may be refunded if the first property is sold within 18 months.

To read the consultation which includes some examples of how the rules will operate use the link below.

Please also do get in touch if you would like specific advice on how these rules will affect you and whether or not you should buy or sell before or after April 2016.

Internet links: Consultation Scottish Parliament