Blogs



Blog: Property investment – and private banking’s role

Graeme Hartop, chief executive at Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co outlines the ways investors are currently looking at to minimise the impact of the new tax regime

Published 7 May 2019

Blog: HMRC announce changes in VAT recovery rules for UK importers

Nigel Roberts, VAT Director and Head of VAT & Duty at Johnston Carmichael, explores the implications of the taxman's latest VAT recovery regulations

Published 26 April 2019

Blog: Balhousie Holdings ruling highlights importance of understanding VAT zero-rating

By Nigel Roberts VAT Director and Head of VAT & Duty at Johnston Carmichael

Published 25 April 2019

Blog: Homeowners are being caught out by trust deeds

James Lloyd, partner at Harper Macleod, explains how the requirement for homeowners to remortgage or sell their property at the end of a trust deed to realise the capital is catching people out

Published 23 April 2019

Blog: Twenty years of the National Minimum Wage

Eleanor Mannion and Laurie Anderson look back on the last 20 years of the minimum wage.

Published 16 April 2019

Blog: Why going plastic-free should matter to us all

By Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland Commercial at Knight Frank

Published 12 April 2019

Tom Stocker: England leading the way on settling bribery cases?

Tom Stocker contrasts English DPAs and the Scottish civil settlement regime in the context of a parliamentary inquiry into bribery legislation, at which he himself gave evidence.

Published 22 March 2019

Blog: Finding a niche need amid the UK's personal loan morass

Neil Mitchinson, director of Edinburgh Asset Finance, says his firm has identified a gap within a saturated market

Published 13 March 2019

Blog: Spring Statement predictions

Chris Sanger, EY’s head of tax policy, provides his predictions in advance of the Chancellor's Spring Statement tomorrow

Published 12 March 2019

International Women's Day Blog: A Day to Celebrate Women’s Business Achievements

By Jackie Waring, founder & CEO of Investing Women

Published 8 March 2019

Blog: Is MiFID II inadvertently squeezing out smaller brokers?

A year on from the introduction of MiFID II, it appears that the burden of complying with the regulation is putting pressure on small broking firms, writes Emma MacArthur, Assistant Manager at accountants Scott Moncrieff   Re

Published 1 February 2019

Blog: Brexit in the Corporate World: a double-edged sword

With a significant portion of attention focused on the potential problems which UK companies will face in the event of a hard-Brexit, it is important to note that these changes are not just a British problem, writes Jeremy Glen, Partner at BTO Solicitors. 

Published 31 January 2019

Blog: The only way is ethics and other investment practicalities for managing trusts

Suzy Thomson, investment manager at Brewin Dolphin in Dundee, suggests five things lawyers should consider in managing trusts.

Published 18 January 2019

Blog: Value investing: is the tide turning?

Growth or value? That has been the question on many investors’ minds as markets took a turbulent turn through the autumn months. They represent the two main schools of thought when it comes to investing and investors often try to lump stocks into one or other of the two categories. Of course, it’s not so clearcut as Box A for fast-growing glamour stocks and Box B for dowdy, old cheap shares – the lines are often blurred. Both have their draws, writes Alasdair McKinnon, manager at The Scottish Investment Trust.

Published 8 January 2019