The latest support for Scottish practitioners

A round-up of support for members in Scotland


New Moveable Transactions Bill in Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is consulting on a newly introduced bill that will reform the law on moveable transactions in Scotland. This will enable finance to be raised for businesses either through the assignation of claims, or through pledges over moveable equipment eg machinery. This reform has been over ten years in the planning.

We want to hear your views on the benefits or pitfalls of these funding opportunities for Scottish businesses – let us know your experience by contacting

Join in the #NoWrongPath campaign

During Scottish exam results week (results day is Tuesday 9 August) ACCA will be proud to support the campaign that reassures young people that their school exam results don’t need to define their career. We support people into the accountancy profession no matter their starting point in life. We’d like to encourage members to join in and show your or your firm’s support online.

**Still time to complete our late payment poll**

Following our event with the Small Business Commissioner we want to hear more from practitioners and SMEs in Scotland about your experience of late payment in recent months.

We would be very grateful if members in Scotland could spare a couple of minutes to respond to our short survey.

Scottish SME funds update

  • Used Electric Vehicle Loan for Businesses: Scottish businesses of all sizes can now receive financial support towards the purchase of a used electric vehicle.
  • UMi Debt Finance Scotland: Loans of £25,001 to £250,000 to eligible businesses as part of the Scottish Growth Scheme
  • Techstart Ventures Equity Finance: Equity finance of up to £2m for eligible businesses. It can be used for growth funding, research and development, working capital and capital expenditure.
  • Foresight Scottish Growth Fund: Managed by the Foresight Group on behalf of the Scottish government. It provides equity finance of up to £2m, in rounds of up to £10m, for eligible businesses.

Keep in touch

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