Blogs



Laura Brown: Self-employed financial support: COVID-19

Laura Brown, an advisor at Murray Beith Murray, a Scottish private client law firm, details the financial support made available to those who are self-employed, as part of the UK Government's coronavirus economic support measures.

Published 30 March 2020

Richard Godden: Coronavirus pandemic - do you still have to carry out your contracts?

Richard Godden, partner and member of Blackadders' dispute resolution team, details whether businesses still have to carry out their contracts during the coronavirus lock down.

Published 26 March 2020

Ken Pattullo: Cash is king - protecting and understanding your cash during times of uncertainty

Ken Pattullo, regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor, discusses the importance of cash and how to protect it in times of uncertainty. 

Published 25 March 2020

Jennifer Skeoch: Coronavirus job retention scheme

Jennifer Skeoch, partner in the employment team at Burness Paull, details the new measures announced by the British Government to support employers and workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2020

Kirsty Paton: ASA could save the day for company investors

Kirsty Paton, tax specialist from the entrepreneurial tax team at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses how Advanced Subscription Agreements (ASA) could save the day for company investors amid the coronavirus uncertainty.

Published 24 March 2020

Karen Thomson details updates to IR35 ruling

Karen Thomson, payroll partner at Armstrong Watson, has detailed the key facts surrounding the update to IR35 'Off Payroll Working' announced by the British Government as part of the coronavirus measures.

Published 24 March 2020

Heather Self: Tax free grants for the self-employed?

In an effort to help the current situation for the self employed, Heather Self, partner at accounting and tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg has made a number of suggestions which Government could embrace.

Published 23 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 19 March 2020

Jamie Daniels: COVID-19 market update

Jamie Daniels, director of investment management at Blackadders, provides information on the latest changes in the economic market amid the current coronavirus outbreak.

Published 18 March 2020

Alan Taylor: Significant tax changes for rural businesses

Alan Taylor, partner at Campbell Dallas, explores the significant tax changes which have been introduced recently or one which are on the horizon that could impact farming and other rural businesses. 

Published 16 March 2020

Stephanie Carr: The use of Statutory Demands in Scotland

Stephanie Carr, partner, specialising in dispute resolution at Blackadders, discusses the statutory demands and their use in Scotland. 

Published 16 March 2020

Bruce Farquhar: Consider the Employee Ownership Trust

Succession planning is never an easy topic for business owners. Passing on an independent or family run business as a going concern will be one of the first priorities when looking to retire or move to a different role within the business, writes Bruce Farquhar.

Published 16 March 2020

David Kent: It's time Scottish firms realised the financial rewards for their innovation

David Kent, head of Scotland for innovation funding consultancy Leyton UK, looks at why Scottish firms are missing out on R&D tax relief and what can be done about it.

Published 12 March 2020

Lindsay Lee: Five things to consider when entering into credit agreements in the COVID-19 'delay' phase

Lindsay Lee, practice development lawyer at Brodies LLP, details what things should be considered when entering into credit agreements during the current COVID-19 'delay' phase.

Published 11 March 2020

Derek Anderson: What is sustainable investing? Can it be an alternative to ethical investing?

Derek Anderson, senior paraplanner at Edinburgh-based Mearns & Company, chartered financial planners, discusses sustainable investing and whether it can act as an alternative to ethical investing.

Published 3 March 2020