In early October, at the Conservative Party Conference, Chancellor Phillip Hammond claimed that “the Conservative Party is, and always will be, the party of business”. With this in mind, just how well did the business sector fare during the 2018 Autumn Budget? Carnegie Knox have rounded up the Budget’s key announcements to provide you with the answer.

Creating a business plan is one of the most important things you will do when starting up in business. At Carnegie Knox we can provide practical support with writing a business plan, based on our experience in helping start-ups in the Aberdeen area. Here we offer our tips on writing an effective business plan, the key components it should contain, and some of the common pitfalls to avoid.


Making Tax Digital is the most fundamental change to the administration of the tax system for at least 20 years. It is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. In this factsheet we look at the key changes and what they mean for you and your business.