Accountants in Scotland

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland can help you make sure you set up your business correctly.

When you locate or expand your business in Scotland, you need to consider how to set it up correctly. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland can help.

Seeking professional advice ensures you choose the best way to set up your business, calculate tax liabilities correctly and have the most tax-efficient payment system for your employees.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) provides a variety of services and incentives to help you build a better company in Scotland.

In this section

Choosing a structure for your business

When you set up a business in Scotland, you’ll need to consider which company structure to use. It’s important you choose the right structure for your particular business.

National minimum wage and salaries in Scotland

Salaries in Scotland vary according to the type of work, the sector and where the job is located. The National Minimum Wage is the minimum rate you must pay your employees. There are now more than 1,800 Real Living Wage employers in Scotland.

Broadband, phones and IT

It’s essential your business has the right IT, phone and internet infrastructure to succeed. In Scotland, you have a wide choice of IT, phone and internet providers and services.

Business tax

Besides competitive business tax rates, Scotland offers incentives for research and development. Find out about tax requirements for your business.

Getting business insurance in Scotland

Find out about the different types of insurance you need to have for your business in Scotland.

Solicitors in Scotland

A solicitor can help guide you through the process, providing advice on everything from business structures, tax and insurance, to rules for employing staff, buying or renting property – and more.

Business acronyms

Acronyms and abbreviations are often used in Scottish businesses. Find the definitions of frequently used business terms in our glossary.

Immigration and visas

Find information about different visa options if you want to relocate to or invest in Scotland.

If you have any questions or want to talk with one of our advisers, we’re always ready to help.