Blogs



Alan McIntosh: Scotland could be hit with tsunami of car repossessions

Alan McIntosh, a money advisor, discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the personal finances of Scots. 

Published 2 November 2020

Simon Poole: More businesses should transfer ownership to their staff

Simon Poole, co-founder of the North Berwick-based employee-owned business Jerba Campervans, discusses why the employee ownership model should be considered as a viable option in a post-COVID world.

Published 2 November 2020

Andrew Wilson: Changes to the job support scheme

Andrew J.P Wilson, dispute resolution partner at Wright Johnston & Mackenzie, discusses the recent changes to the coronavirus job support scheme.

Published 29 October 2020

Nicola Ross: Tighter regulation of pre-pack deals in administrations

Nicola Ross, partner in Morton Fraser's litigation and dispute resolution team, discusses the changes in insolvency regulation in relation to pre-pack deals in administrations.

Published 27 October 2020

Simon Rothenberg: HMRC insolvency cash grab could further stifle UK businesses

UK businesses suffering from the effects of COVID-19 could be stifled further when HMRC becomes a major creditor when firms go bust, according to Simon Rothenberg, a manager at tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Published 27 October 2020

FRP's Chad Griffin warns rising oil service company insolvencies likely in 2021

Chad Griffin, restructuring specialist at FRP Advisory, discusses how the current downturn in the North Sea is likely to see a far deeper level of oil and gas restructurings and a higher level of insolvencies than in 2015, the last comparable period when there was a much stronger base position than currently.

Published 26 October 2020

Brian Williamson: Time to ignite the dry powder

Brian Williamson, chairman of Glasgow-headquartered 4icg Group, whose subsidiaries include Fierce Digital, Pursuit Marketing and Software Advisory Service, details how to kickstart the economy after COVID-19.

Published 21 October 2020

Liz Mallon: First time buyers need to play major role in continued growth of new homes market

Liz Mallon looks at the important role first time buyers need to play in the changing new homes property market.

Published 14 October 2020

Chris Plews: Let’s get down to business

In the UK around 95% of Britain’s 4.9 million private businesses employ less than 10 people. While 75% are sole proprietors, another 20%  have up to only nine employees.

Published 14 October 2020

Andrew Morrison: Reform corporation tax to embrace the home-working revolution

Andrew Morrison, director of MCC Accountants, discusses how regional corporation tax cuts could shift the UK's London-centric economy.

Published 13 October 2020

Sheila O’Neill: Mental health support is good for business

Dr Sheila O’Neill, a GP and clinical director of Glasgow Medical Rooms, discusses how employers can help address mental health issues in the workplace.

Published 12 October 2020

Eric Curran: Is the prosperity of Scotland's residential market creating a price bubble?

Eric Curran, managing partner at DM Hall chartered surveyors, discusses the state of residential property market in Scotland.

Published 9 October 2020

Martin Devine: Glasgow’s ambitious growth plans get underway

Glasgow has raced out of the starting blocks in its bid to double the size of its city centre population over the next 15 years to 40,000.

Published 9 October 2020

Mark Brown: Cashflow forecasting vital for challenges ahead

Mark Brown, audit, accounts & business assurance partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, details why companies need to be focusing now on shaping a strategic approach as economic activity is begins to increase and business confidence is slowly recovering.

Published 8 October 2020

Chris Gotts: More Scots companies should consider AIM listing

As Scottish telecoms technology company Calnex Solutions today confirmed its £42m listing on London’s AIM market, Burness Paull's Chris Gotts, lead legal adviser on the Calnex IPO, discusses why more growing businesses in Scotland should follow suit. 

Published 6 October 2020