Blogs



Ian McMonagle: Employers can still play Santa, but they need to be aware of tax implications

Ian McMonagle, tax specialist at Russell & Russell Business Advisors, discusses the tax options for employers to consider when it comes to celebrating Christmas.

Published 4 December 2020

Murdoch MacLennan: Scotland’s spirit still draws global investment

Murdoch MacLennan, head of brewing and distilling with Azets, toasts the enduring success of Scotland’s Whisky industry.

Published 3 December 2020

Kevin Collie: Should you leave DIY to the experts?

Kevin Collie, senior paraplanner at Mearns and Company, discusses the DIY skills individuals may have learned throughout lockdown.

Published 26 November 2020

Stuart Clark: Vouchers are a potential lifeline for restaurant firms after changes in VAT

Stuart Clark, managing director at Glasgow-based Russell & Russell Business Advisers, discusses the complexities of the tax involved in using gift vouchers in the hospitality sector.

Published 25 November 2020

Derek Money: CBILS can help Scottish businesses thrive

Derek Money, head of sales at White Oak in Glasgow, says that now is the time for businesses in Scotland to take advantage of the coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and look towards growth in 2021.

Published 25 November 2020

Jim Lockhart: Scottish businesses must go back to basics in face of instability

Jim Lockhart, accounting partner at accountancy firm Armstrong Watson Glasgow, is urging Scottish businesses to go back to basics in face of declining confidence and falling demand.

Published 23 November 2020

Graeme Williams: New reality for Scotland’s deals market as recovery kicks in

Graeme Williams, director of M&A at KPMG in Scotland, considers the state of the deals market in Scotland.

Published 20 November 2020

Stuart Clark: Is your company ready to go electric?

Stuart Clark, managing director of Russell & Russell Chartered Accountants in Glasgow, lists five things to consider if you might make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for your employees.

Published 16 November 2020

Chris Sanger: Lack of an Autumn Budget doesn’t stop Treasury making tax policy announcements

Chris Sanger, EY’s head of tax policy, discusses the recent tax policy announcements made by HM Treasury.

Published 13 November 2020

Bryan Shaw: Syndicated investments – the new normal?

Bryan Shaw considers some of the more common pain points in syndicated deals and shares some suggested strategies to resolve any roadblocks.

Published 10 November 2020

Azets warns that new Personal Insolvency Legislation is open to fraud

Louise Brittain, restructuring and insolvency partner at accountancy firm Azets, discusses how new personal insolvency legislation is open to fraud.

Published 9 November 2020

Peter Graham: Litigation lessons from a Pirate of the Carribean

Peter Graham, director, forensic accounting at MHA Henderson Loggie, discusses the lessons which can be learned from Johnny Depp's libel action.

Published 9 November 2020

Graham Boyack: Less Taxing with Mediation

Graham Boyack, director of Scottish Mediation, discusses how the HMRC mediation scheme can save time and money by resolving unnecessary disputes. 

Published 6 November 2020

Murdoch MacLennan: Extend all CBILS and BBLs to ten years

Murdoch MacLennan, banking partner with accountancy firm Azets, is calling for an urgent extension of the repayment term for all existing and any new Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme Loans (CBIL) and Bounce Back Loans (BBL) to be extended to the government’s proposed new ten-year maximum term. 

Published 4 November 2020

Graeme Finnie: The US election and the Scottish economy

Graeme Finnie, managing partner at French Duncan, discusses the potential outcomes of the US Presidential election, and its impact on Scotland’s economy and business community.

Published 4 November 2020