Blogs



Blog: Reasons to be highly selective in 2016

Next year looks to be a challenging year for investors, with different countries and asset classes at such different stages of the investment cycle, according to Edinburgh-based global investment manager Standard Life Investments.

Published 23 December 2015

Blog: Mixed reaction to redundancy consultation

The UK Government response to a call for evidence on collective redundancy consultation in insolvency situations provides little clarity on the way forward, writes David Menzies Director of Insolvency at ICAS.

Published 3 December 2015

Blog: An inverted Robin Hood?

John Cairns is a tax partner at French Duncan Chartered Accountants

Published 27 November 2015

Blog: Power of Attorney – A Power of Good

Tessa Till is a private client partner at Pagan Osborne's Edinburgh office.

Published 19 November 2015

Blog: “Fraud and dishonesty at the highest level of RBS”

In a major development in swaps litigation, an explosive judgement issued on Friday 13th November by a English High Court judge has held that there is “ample support for an inference of fraud and dishonesty at the highest level of RBS”.

Published 17 November 2015

Generation Y’s depleting pension pot and how to save it

Aberdeen accountancy firm Hall Morrice is urging young people not to delay retirement plans.

Published 16 November 2015

Blog: Forestry is an investment where money does grow on trees

Gail Clarke is director of rural land and business, at Blackadders

Published 3 November 2015

Blog: Switching on to greener office policies

Paul McCluskey is head of professional practices at Bank of Scotland

Published 5 October 2015

Blog: delinquent directors face tougher sanctions

Directors who act inappropriately now face a tougher disqualification regime, as David Menzies, a director of insolvency at ICAS, explains.

Published 2 October 2015

Blog: The mortgage market – quarterly review

David Lauder of ESPC Mortgages writes his quarterly review of the mortgage market below.

Published 28 September 2015

Blog: How can a company in liquidation make a claim for swap misselling?

New scheme aims to persuade Insolvency Practitioners to pursue claims for a company in liquidation or administration, against banks.

Published 21 September 2015

Blog: The infinite possibilities of FinTech

With its dual talents for finance and technology, Scotland is increasingly becoming the location of choice for businesses says Sharon Hamilton, international sector head of financial services at Scottish Enterprise.

Published 17 September 2015

Blog: The Scottish rate of income tax

Isobel d'Inverno of Brodies LLP explores the potential ways the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) could be employed on its introduction next year.

Published 7 September 2015

Blog: Get ready for SRIT part II - Four steps you can take ahead of April 2016

Ian McCall is a Partner at Deloitte

Published 25 August 2015