Blogs



Tom Nener: Counterfeiters cash in on coronavirus crisis

Tom Nener, legal director at Pinsent Masons, highlights the importance of protecting your brand as criminals take advantage of the pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

Gordon MacLure: HMRC preferential creditor status restored – what this means for liquidations and administrations

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, details the steps businesses can take now to get some breathing space as the HMRC's preferential creditor status has now been restored.

Published 5 August 2020

Mark Bustard: Scotland’s opportunity to grow a new clean, sustainable economy

Mark Bustard, CEO of The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), details Scotland can grow a clean, sustainable economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 4 August 2020

Fraser Campbell: The known and unknown unknowns

This latest blog considers life from the perspective of SMEs and OMBs working to exit from lockdown. Much of the subject matter to date has focused on how to manage the massive uncertainties caused byCOVID-19. Hopefully, the duration and on-going impact of lockdown are beginning to clear as we move into the revival phase.

Published 30 July 2020

Dunedin Advisory: Restructuring tool for sole traders and partnerships in Scotland

In light of the difficult trading situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundee-based restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory details how business debt arrangement schemes can help firms through these times. Dunedin Advisory has said it may be necessary for firms to consider a formal mechanism to put a repayment plan in place. The firm's director, Jill Glen has set out some key considerations.

Published 29 July 2020

Helen Foord: The positive financial implications of operating a virtual enterprise

Helen Foord, founder of ELE Global, details the financial implications of running a virtual team.

Published 29 July 2020

Paul Alcorn: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax rate change

Paul Alcorn, legal executive at law firm Jones Whyte, discusses the changes to Land & Buildings Transaction Tax and how it impacts buyers.

Published 22 July 2020

Neil Coutts: Scotland’s cybersecurity challenge has only just begun

Neil Coutts, head of the cyber and technology risk capability for KPMG in Scotland, discusses some of the long-term cybersecurity challenges facing Scottish businesses as more people look to work from home in the future.

Published 21 July 2020

Alison Woods: Diversity dividend critical in post-COVID economy

Alison Woods, partner and employment law specialist at CMS, discusses the importance of diversity in the workplace as the world emerges from the coronavirus lockdown. 

Published 21 July 2020

Fraser Campbell: Time for collective action, clarity and teamwork

The Higgins Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery for the Scottish Government has attracted considerable comment in the media and several alternative views have surfaced from senior business figures. At the same time, Campbell Dallas has been holding round table and one to one discussions with our SME and OMB clients on how they are feeling as we ease out of lockdown - and the topic of government policy, roadmap and support continually gets raised.

Published 21 July 2020

Nimesh Shah: Tax simplification could see tax rises

Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg, discusses the implications of tax simplification ahead of chancellor Rishi Sunak's tax 'raid'.

Published 15 July 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period

Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period.

Published 13 July 2020

Andrew Knowles: Suspending wrongful trading gives directors breathing space, but they aren’t immune from liability

Andrew Knowles, senior director, restructuring advisory at financial consultancy firm Duff Phelps, details how the temporary suspension of wrongful trading doesn’t change the attention that directors should be giving when evaluating the financial position of their company.

Published 13 July 2020

Roland Smyth: 10 reopening tips for bars and restaurant owners

Roland Smyth, head of Scottish hotels & leisure group at law firm CMS, provides some tips for bars and restaurant owners who are planning to reopen their businesses this week. 

Published 13 July 2020

Fraser Campbell: Counting down the days

I just heard an economist say we are emerging into a more indebted, less global and more digital world. What does it mean for private and family businesses as we plan for a reopening of the economy?

Published 10 July 2020