Blogs



Andrew Scouller: COVID-19 and Brexit – A perfect storm for further education funding

Andrew Scouller, an independent financial advisor at Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd, discusses further education funding in the wake of COVId-19 and Brexit.

Published 27 September 2021

Colin Miller: CMA cracks down on competition law breaches

Colin Miller, partner at Burness Paull, discusses the recent crackdown on pharma companies for breaching competition law.

Published 27 September 2021

Lyn Calder: Investing in the family business

Lyn Calder, corporate finance partner and head of family businesses at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), highlights the intricacies of investing in the family business.

Published 23 September 2021

Adam Swayne: Leaving cryptocurrency in your Will

Adam Swayne, a solicitor in the Asset Protection Group at Murray Beith Murray, looks at how to effectively pass on cryptocurrency through a Will.

Published 23 September 2021

Elaine Elder: Owners could be forced to sell as council approves empty housing policy

Elaine Elder, an associate at Aberdein Considine, discusses the implications of the new policy adopted by Aberdeen City Council to tackle the local empty-housing crisis.

Published 20 September 2021

James Fennessey: Working capital vacuum threat as recovery continues

A severe shortage of working capital is set to cause a growing number of business failures as companies responding to the recovery become overstretched and insolvent due to a lack of cash, James Fennessey, restructuring partner with Azets in Scotland, has warned.

Published 13 September 2021

Kieran Smith: Still no answers for investors in Woodford Equity Income Fund

Kieran Smith, an associate at Thompsons Solicitors, reveals why group action against Link Fund Solutions, in their role as manager of the Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF), is the only way to see justice done.

Published 13 September 2021

Neil Bradbrook: COVID-19 world of work means Scottish firms can now think global, not local

Neil Bradbrook, managing director of Falkirk-based Ahead Business Consulting, highlights the new opportunities made available to Scottish businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 9 September 2021

Stuart MacPherson: VAT next for the beleaguered hospitality sector?

Stuart MacPherson, business services manager at Meston Reid & Co, considers the tax challenges for hospitality businesses emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 6 September 2021

Ian McMonagle: Where tax is concerned, dependency is everything

Ian McMonagle, a Chartered Tax Adviser who sits on the Scottish Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and taxation director at Russell & Russell, business advisers, details the intricacies of the tax system and why most conversations start with ‘it depends’.

Published 2 September 2021

Thomas Moore: Why UK equities are back in favour

Thomas Moore, senior investment director at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), shares his views on why UK equities are back in favour.

Published 2 September 2021

Alan Meek: Limited liability – not all it is cracked up to be, Pt II

Alan Meek, partner and head of Morton Fraser's restructuring and insolvency team, discusses the intricacies of limited liability.

Published 1 September 2021

Michael Reid: HMRC - Standing in line for payment like everyone else

Michael Reid, managing partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, highlights the need to communicate with HMRC. 

Published 1 September 2021

Douglas Roberts: Staff ownership can drive Scottish economic recovery

Douglas Roberts, partner at law firm Lindsays, discusses the economic benefits of employee-ownership in Scotland.

Published 30 August 2021

Cat MacLean: Online fraud – when is a bank to blame?

Cat MacLean, partner and head of dispute resolution at MBM Commercial, explores the judgment issued yesterday morning in Sekers v Clydesdale [2021] CSOH 89.

Published 27 August 2021