Blogs



Michael Reid: Personal Service Companies: Is voluntary liquidation a practical response to IR35?

Michael Reid, insolvency partner at Aberdeen-based Meston Reid & Co, discusses whether voluntary liquidation is a practical response to IR35.

Published 24 January 2020

James Kergon: Data could drive success for Scotland's dealmakers

James Kergon, a partner and head of KPMG's deal advisory team in Scotland, looks back at 2019 and previews 2020 from an M&A perspective, focusing on how data and tech are going to drive a lot of future Scottish activity.

Published 23 January 2020

Alastair McCoan: Don't let dilapidations leave a business move in disrepair

Alastair McCoan, building consultancy partner at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses how businesses can avoid being hit with a large dilapidations bill when making an office move.

Published 23 January 2020

Susan Currie: Tax avoidance schemes and liquidation

Susan Currie, solicitor at Blackadders, discusses the intricacies of tax avoidance schemes and liquidation.

Published 17 January 2020

Alan Stewart: Inheritance tax - consider all the options

Alan Stewart, tax partner at chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co urges individuals to consider all the options when it comes to inheritance tax.

Published 14 January 2020

Andrew Sackey: Corporate fraud crackdown is gathering pace

Andrew Sackey, partner and head of tax fraud investigation at Pinsent Masons, discusses the accelerating speed of the crackdown on corporate fraud.

Published 10 January 2020

Callum McInnes: Bridging finance - Positive alternative funding or dangerous gamble for investors and developers?

Callum McInnes of BTO solicitors discusses the pros and cons of bridging finance.

Published 24 December 2019

John Moore: Markets in 2020 - More of the same ahead?

John Moore, senior investment manager at Brewin Dolphin, highlights the company's predictions for the year ahead.

Published 24 December 2019

Andrew McRae: Third decade of devolution will see pace of change accelerate in Scotland

The third decade of devolution will see Scotland - and its business community - wrestle with an unprecedented period of change, Andrew McRae, of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland has underlined in his festive message.

Published 24 December 2019

Fiona Hodgson: How Section 75 is punishing good employers at plumbing pensions

SNIPEF CEO Fiona Hodgson outlines Section75 pensions issue facing some plumbers.

Published 17 December 2019

Kirsty Ross: Succession dominated the agenda for Scotland’s family-owned businesses

KPMG’s family business leader Kirsty Ross discusses how succession dominates the agenda for Scotland’s family-owned businesses.

Published 5 December 2019

Gillian MacLellan: Would a four day week work?

Gillian MacLellan, partner and employment law specialist at law firm CMS, discusses whether a four day work week would be successful for companies and staff.

Published 4 December 2019

Helen Brown: UK companies face many legislative challenges but tax opportunities can be a big help

Helen Brown of Anderson, Anderson and Brown details how UK companies are due to face many legislative challenges but tax opportunities can significantly help firms handle the changes.

Published 29 November 2019

Gavin Buchan: New kids on the block in commercial property financing are here to stay

Partner and head of banking and finance at Lindsays, Gavin Buchan, discusses how the rise of new finance possibilities is a positive development for all.

Published 28 November 2019

Shirley McIntosh: Scots can be forgiven for being baffled by the party manifestos

Understanding the complex UK tax system is hard as it is, but when you layer on the interaction with the devolved administrations, the task gets even harder for Scottish voters. RSM’s Shirley McIntosh unpicks the manifesto claims with a Scottish lens.

Published 27 November 2019