Blogs



Alan Meek: Limited liability - not all it is cracked up to be

Alan Meek, partner and head of Morton Fraser's restructuring and insolvency team, discusses the intricacies of limited liability.

Published 26 August 2021

David Alexander: Don't lock market into rent control 'straight-jacket'

David Alexander, managing director of property firm DJ Alexander, discusses the potential setbacks of introducing rent-controlled areas in Scotland.

Published 26 August 2021

James Irving-Lewis: The COVID-19 insurance myth – are you covered?

James Irving-Lewis of Phil Anderson Financial Services in Aberdeen discusses the COVID-19 insurance myth.

Published 24 August 2021

Yvonne Evans: Our 2021 priorities - Trust me, it's a £500 billion industry

Yvonne Evans, senior lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee, author of the Trusts, Trustees and Judicial Factors reissue of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and member of the Law Society of Scotland's Trusts and Succession Committee, reflects on the importance of trusts to the Scottish economy, the centenary of the Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921, and makes the case for introduction of a Trusts Bill in the next session of the Scottish Parliament, one of our priorities for the 2021 elections.

Published 19 August 2021

Martha Peyton: Post-covid UK recovery is sending growth towards regional cities

The post-covid economic recovery in the UK is being channelled towards regional cities, according to Martha Peyton, managing director and head of global applied research at Aegon Asset Management.

Published 19 August 2021

Russell & Russell warns of tax pitfalls for COP26 landlords

Ian McMonagle, chartered tax adviser who sits on the Scottish Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and taxation director at Russell & Russell, business advisers, warns opportunistic landlords of HMRC's interest in letting property to accommodate delegates at forthcoming COP26 in Glasgow in November.

Published 18 August 2021

Tom Dorner and Stuart Brown: The case for European equity income

Tom Dorner and Stuart Brown, managers of the Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Europe ex UK Equity Income Fund (OEIC), make the case for European Equity Income, assess what is driving the market and discuss the outlook for the sector and recent fund activity.

Published 13 August 2021

Andrew Pollard: If it can happen to us? Top tips to beat the cyber hackers

Andrew Pollard, director of Falkirk-based Ahead Business Consulting, offers practical tips to businesses to avoid cyber attacks.

Published 13 August 2021

Mark Sterritt: Equity finance is unlocking Scotland’s business potential

Mark Sterritt, UK network director, Scotland at the British Business Bank, discusses the growing appetite for equity finance among Scottish small businesses.

Published 12 August 2021

Jack Anderson: The importance of transferable skills

Jack Anderson, financial and professional services consultant at Core Asset Consulting, discusses the importance of transferable skills.

Published 6 August 2021

John Rodger: New cladding tax threatens housing progress

John Rodger, partner and property specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses the potential consequences of the new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT).

Published 4 August 2021

Michael Reid: Wrongful trading is back: should I be worried?

Michael Reid, insolvency practitioner and managing partner Aberdeen-based chartered accountants Meston Reid & Co, puts the spotlight on wrongful trading.

Published 3 August 2021

Richard Douglas-Home: The OTS makes further recommendations for the simplification of CGT

Richard Douglas-Home, senior associate at Turcan Connell, discusses the additional recommendations the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has made to the Chancellor for the simplification of Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

Published 3 August 2021

Stuart MacPherson: Planning ahead for the extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT

Stuart MacPherson, senior business services manager at Aberdeen chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, details the next stage of HMRC's digitalisation programme.

Published 29 July 2021

Katy Wedderburn: Proposed new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

Katy Wedderburn, head of MacRoberts LLP's employment team, discusses the UK Government's proposal to introduce a mandatory duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment.

Published 28 July 2021