Blogs



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

International Women's Day Blog: A Day to Celebrate Women’s Business Achievements

By Jackie Waring, founder & CEO of Investing Women

Published 8 March 2019

Blog: Is MiFID II inadvertently squeezing out smaller brokers?

A year on from the introduction of MiFID II, it appears that the burden of complying with the regulation is putting pressure on small broking firms, writes Emma MacArthur, Assistant Manager at accountants Scott Moncrieff   Re

Published 1 February 2019

Blog: Brexit in the Corporate World: a double-edged sword

With a significant portion of attention focused on the potential problems which UK companies will face in the event of a hard-Brexit, it is important to note that these changes are not just a British problem, writes Jeremy Glen, Partner at BTO Solicitors. 

Published 31 January 2019

Blog: The only way is ethics and other investment practicalities for managing trusts

Suzy Thomson, investment manager at Brewin Dolphin in Dundee, suggests five things lawyers should consider in managing trusts.

Published 18 January 2019

Blog: Value investing: is the tide turning?

Growth or value? That has been the question on many investors’ minds as markets took a turbulent turn through the autumn months. They represent the two main schools of thought when it comes to investing and investors often try to lump stocks into one or other of the two categories. Of course, it’s not so clearcut as Box A for fast-growing glamour stocks and Box B for dowdy, old cheap shares – the lines are often blurred. Both have their draws, writes Alasdair McKinnon, manager at The Scottish Investment Trust.

Published 8 January 2019

Blog: Johnston Carmichael looks to Brexit and beyond for their 2019 predictions

With Brexit producing a year of twists and turns, the only certainty about 2019 is that the outlook for businesses across Scotland remains uncertain, according to independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Johnston Carmichael

Published 3 January 2019

Blog: January must mark end of political panto

In the Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland’s seasonal message, the small business campaign group’s Scotland policy chair, Andrew McRae, urges MPs to be ready for business in 2019

Published 3 January 2019

Blog: VAT's Christmas!

As 2018 draws to an end and the New Year approaches, William Wallace, VAT Manager at French Duncan, considers what is happening in the ever-changing world of VAT

Published 21 December 2018

Blog: All 'Hale' the Court of Appeal

Alan Meek, a partner in Morton Fraser’s corporate team, delves into the consequences of the Court of Appeal case that brought into question the status of a director's interim dividends when a company goes under

Published 13 December 2018