Blogs



Roland Smyth: 10 reopening tips for bars and restaurant owners

Roland Smyth, head of Scottish hotels & leisure group at law firm CMS, provides some tips for bars and restaurant owners who are planning to reopen their businesses this week. 

Published 13 July 2020

Helen Foord: Top five systems which will help you to run your business virtually

Helen Foord, founder of Edinburgh-based professional services communications agency ELE Global, shares her top five apps/programmes/systems which will help to run businesses virtually.

Published 9 July 2020

Jackie Fraser: Time for tourism to gear up for reopening

Jackie Fraser, Inverness-based partner at accountants Chiene + Tait, details the reopening of Scotland's tourism sector after the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 7 July 2020

Sean McGinness: COVID-19 impact on land sales – way forward for landowners becoming clearer

Following the reopening of construction sites in Scotland, Sean McGinness believes the picture should start to become clearer for rural landowners who are in discussions with housebuilders and developers regarding potential new developments and land sales.

Published 7 July 2020

Stephen McGowan: Three steps forward for Scottish hospitality industry

Stephen McGowan comments on the latest lockdown updates for the hospitality industry.

Published 7 July 2020

Brian McMurray: Tech deals a clear target for 2020

Brian McMurray, partner and head of tech at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), details how deals within the tech sector will remain strong in 2020. 

Published 6 July 2020

Niall Brown: Glass half full for Scottish whisky investors

In light of recent updates from the US on new tariffs applied to $3.1billion of European goods, of which Scotch Whisky is included (already with a 25% tariff), Niall Brown, senior portfolio director of Braeburn Whisky comments on how this will impact whisky cask investment and why it could be beneficial for investors.

Published 6 July 2020

Simon Capaldi: COVID-19 will accelerate the evolution of office-based working

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate changes to office-based working.

Published 30 June 2020

Charlotte Edwards: IR35 Reform – full steam ahead for April 2021

Charlotte Edwards, global employment taxes senior manager and head of IR35 at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the needs for films to plan for the IR35 changes coming into place in 2021. 

Published 25 June 2020

Martyn Paterson: ESG investing

Martyn Paterson, financial planner at AAB Wealth, discusses the intricacies of ESG investing.

Published 25 June 2020

Dawn Reoch: Business debt in the aftermath of the pandemic

Dawn Reoch, partner at Burness Paull, discusses business debt in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

David Beveridge: Always be closing? Completing corporate deals during COVID-19

David Beveridge, managing director at Macdonald Henderson, discusses how corporate deals are being completed during COVID-19.

Published 17 June 2020

Jack Boyle: Another change to the job retention scheme

Jack Boyle, director and specialist in employment law at Blackadders, details the latest changes to the UK Government's Job Retention Scheme.

Published 17 June 2020

Allie McGowan: The impact of COVID-19 on UK FinTech sector

The UK is a world-leading FinTech centre, with London often being labelled the global FinTech capital. From a Scottish perspective, over the past couple of years both Edinburgh and Glasgow have been establishing themselves as FinTech powerhouses. Allie McGowan looks below at some of the ways that COVID-19 is already impacting the UK FinTech sector.

Published 16 June 2020

Andrew Hill: Why it’s more important than ever for landlords and tenants to collaborate

Andrew Hill, lease advisory partner at Knight Frank's Edinburgh office, details the importance of collaboration between landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 16 June 2020