Blogs



Stephen Oates: The gift of giving may not be tax free

Stephen Oates, tax director at French Duncan, warns that business owners should take care that they don't make employees liable for additional tax and National Insurance by giving gifts at Christmas.

Published 11 December 2018

Alan Gordon: Challengers create lending circles offering up to £10m

Alan Gordon, principal commercial partner in the Glasgow North office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, considers the opportunities that challenger banks provide to the commercial property sector.

Published 10 December 2018

Alan McIntosh: Is time up for Time Orders?

Alan McIntosh discusses a recent case in Greenock Sheriff Court in which he was involved that raised some interesting questions about the effects of Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Published 10 December 2018

Blog: Scots fintechs can lead the way in open banking

By Steve Tigar, CEO of Money Dashboard

Published 5 December 2018

Blog: Enterprise goes into reverse for floating charge-holders

Bruce Wood of Morton Fraser assess the implications for Scotland of the reinstatement of the "Crown Preference" in all insolvency processes

Published 29 November 2018

Blog: Is Common Ground on the Common Financial Tool possible?

Senior Money Adviser Alan McIntosh looks ahead to a future without the Common Financial Tool

Published 22 November 2018

Blog: Gourmet Burger Kitchen – biting off more than you can chew

As Gourmet Burger Kitchen announces the closure of 17 restaurants in a Company Voluntary Arrangement, the number of empty units on our high streets increases by the day. But when most retail premises are occupied under ten or fifteen year leases, Gregor Duthie, Senior Associate, Real Estate, at Gilson Gray looks at what these insolvency arrangements mean in practice.

Published 16 November 2018

Blog: A winter of discontent for the trillion-dollar tech titans?

By Arlene Ewing, Investment Manager, Brewin Dolphin Glasgow

Published 14 November 2018

Alan McIntosh: Broken laws not the prescription for solving problem debts

Alan McIntosh writes on problem debt ahead of tomorrow's meeting of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

Published 12 November 2018

Blog: The V&A effect pushes Dundee’s residential property market back into positive territory

Bob Fraser, a director in the Dundee office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, assesses the V&A effect on the City of Discovery's property market

Published 8 November 2018

Cat Maclean: Trustee decision on distribution a done deed

This week the Supreme Court handed down a judgement in the case of Dooneen v Mond, upholding the judgments of the Inner House and the Lord Ordinary (the late Lord Jones) before it. The claimants were therefore successful before all three courts. So what was their claim about? Cat Maclean examines the case.

Published 2 November 2018

Scottish business leaders Lord Willie Haughey OBE and Charles Hammond win at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 UK final

Lord Willie Haughey OBE, co-founder and chairman of City Holdings Group and Charles Hammond, CEO of Forth Ports have been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 UK winners in two separate categories at an awards ceremony held in London last night.

Published 2 November 2018

Blog: The Debt Arrangement Scheme (Improved Formula)

Senior Money Adviser Alan McIntosh (LLB Hons), investigates the implications of today's changes to the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme

Published 29 October 2018

Blog: LBTT has worked – but a Brexit break might be due

By Rodney Whyte, Partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons

Published 26 October 2018

Blog: Will millennials ever be able to retire?

Jo Douglas, Financial Planner at Brewin Dolphin in Edinburgh, explores whether a generation caricatured as idle are actually facing an entire lifetime of toil

Published 25 October 2018