Blogs



Duncan Raggett: Restructuring and recovery for the future

Duncan Raggett, insolvency practitioner and head of the restructuring and recovery team at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) discusses the issues and options firms should be considering in preparation for life after lockdown.

Published 29 May 2020

Michael Reid: Is the suspension of wrongful trading the right approach?

Michael Reid, managing partner at Aberdeen-based Meston Reid & Co, discusses the suspension of wrongful trading.

Published 26 May 2020

Jacqueline Rédarès: Businesses must begin planning safe workplaces

Jacqueline Rédarès, senior associate and health & safety specialist at law firm CMS, urges businesses to begin planning safe workplaces for after lockdown.

Published 26 May 2020

Aurelija Buckute: Four characteristics of a good financial plan

Aurelija Buckute, paraplanner at Mearns & Company, highlights the four characteristics of a good financial plan.

Published 21 May 2020

Graeme Allan: Plan ahead for the next normal

Graeme Allan, chief executive of Anderson Anderson & Brown, reflects on the changes and challenges currently experienced as a result of the coronavirus crisis and considers what's next as we plan ahead for the 'next normal'.

Published 20 May 2020

Just a Minute with Ian McMonagle

Ian McMonagle, tax director at Russell & Russell chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 20 May 2020

Chiene + Tait: Kiwis offer post-lockdown lessons for UK business

David Shadwell, accounts and business support partner at accountants Chiene + Tait, recently returned to the UK after spending nine years in Wellington, New Zealand. He details the lessons Scottish businesses can learn from New Zealand as we begin the process of coming out of lockdown.

Published 18 May 2020

Stewart Pennington: Scottish food and drink businesses must review the menu of rescue options to avert closure for good

Stewart Pennington, partner at Johnston Carmichael, has urged Scottish food and drink businesses to review suitable options to avoid closing for good amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 15 May 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland must act to avert a problem debt crisis

Alan McIntosh explains why it is "vital" that the amendments proposed by Jackie Baillie MSP to the latest coronavirus bill are implemented.

Published 15 May 2020

Just a Minute with Donald McKinnon

Donald McKinnon, managing partner at Wylie & Bisset chartered accountants, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 13 May 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips, solicitor advocate at Jones Whyte, explores the potential abuses of the coronavirus furlough scheme and issues a note of caution for businesses looking to utilise the scheme.

Published 13 May 2020

Donald MacKinnon: Redundancy warning to businesses as employers consider nightmare scenario of laying off staff

Donald MacKinnon, group legal director at employment law and HR firm Law At Work, advises on the steps businesses can take to limit losing staff and lays out the considerations which must be made if employers are forced into the last resort.

Published 11 May 2020

Craig Baker: What can we learn from past bear markets during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Craig Baker, chairman of the Alliance Trust investment committee and Global CIO at Willis Towers Watson, discusses what the financial sector can learn from past economic crises. 

Published 7 May 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 7 May 2020

Just A Minute with Neil Mitchinson

Neil Mitchinson, managing director at Edinburgh Asset Finance is the next participant in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 6 May 2020