Blogs



Blog: No easy answer for those caught in pension tax trap

Peter Young, Partner, head of Private Client Tax at Johnston Carmichael, highlights the tax pitfalls facing many people with personal pension schemes, as an important deadline looms into view and the NHS finally makes a move to address the situation

Published 13 June 2019

Blog: Judgments give strong signal for asset finance lenders to carefully steer their claims

Andrew Foyle, Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, highlights why recent Sheriff Court judgments necessitate the need for asset finance lenders to carefully consider and even structure how they pursue debts through the courts.

Published 31 May 2019

Chris Campbell: Is now the time to buy an electric car?

Chris Campbell, tax senior manager at Johnston Carmichael, considers the benefits of going electric.

Published 27 May 2019

Blog: There can still be life after insolvency for retail brands

Andrew Smith, corporate recovery analyst at Glasgow-based Metis Partners, considers the future of retail brands which collapse into insolvency

Published 27 May 2019

Blog: GDPR: One Year On - Eight things you need to do to maintain GDPR compliance

By Doug Trainer and Scott Bannerman of the cyber-security team at Scottish accountancy firm Scott-Moncrieff

Published 23 May 2019

Blog: Property investment – and private banking’s role

Graeme Hartop, chief executive at Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co outlines the ways investors are currently looking at to minimise the impact of the new tax regime

Published 7 May 2019

Blog: HMRC announce changes in VAT recovery rules for UK importers

Nigel Roberts, VAT Director and Head of VAT & Duty at Johnston Carmichael, explores the implications of the taxman's latest VAT recovery regulations

Published 26 April 2019

Blog: Balhousie Holdings ruling highlights importance of understanding VAT zero-rating

By Nigel Roberts VAT Director and Head of VAT & Duty at Johnston Carmichael

Published 25 April 2019

Blog: Homeowners are being caught out by trust deeds

James Lloyd, partner at Harper Macleod, explains how the requirement for homeowners to remortgage or sell their property at the end of a trust deed to realise the capital is catching people out

Published 23 April 2019

Blog: Twenty years of the National Minimum Wage

Eleanor Mannion and Laurie Anderson look back on the last 20 years of the minimum wage.

Published 16 April 2019

Blog: Why going plastic-free should matter to us all

By Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland Commercial at Knight Frank

Published 12 April 2019

Tom Stocker: England leading the way on settling bribery cases?

Tom Stocker contrasts English DPAs and the Scottish civil settlement regime in the context of a parliamentary inquiry into bribery legislation, at which he himself gave evidence.

Published 22 March 2019

Blog: Finding a niche need amid the UK's personal loan morass

Neil Mitchinson, director of Edinburgh Asset Finance, says his firm has identified a gap within a saturated market

Published 13 March 2019

Blog: Spring Statement predictions

Chris Sanger, EY’s head of tax policy, provides his predictions in advance of the Chancellor's Spring Statement tomorrow

Published 12 March 2019