Blogs



Luke Bartholomew: National digital currencies - what are the implications and will we see a UK ‘Britcoin’?

As central banks race to pilot ‘national digital currencies’, Luke Bartholomew, senior monetary economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) discusses the implications and asks, will we see a UK ‘Britcoin’?

Published 28 July 2021

Lindsay Bryce Mackay: Pandemic prompts re-examination of inheritance and gift taxes

It was inevitable that the impact of the global pandemic on the world’s economy would once again throw a spotlight on the revenue-raising potential of inheritance and gift taxes, writes Lindsay Bryce Mackay, an associate at Gillespie Macandrew.

Published 27 July 2021

Hazel Jane: Female founders essential to economic recovery

Hazel Jane, convenor of the CanDo Collective, discusses how we must ensure the pandemic serves as a catalyst for increasing the level of female-founded businesses in Scotland.

Published 26 July 2021

Sue Gilchrist: What does the latest public health guidance mean for Scottish businesses?

Sue Gilchrist, legal director at Pinsent Masons, considers the impact of the latest public health guidance on Scottish business. 

Published 23 July 2021

Hugh Young: 10 golden rules for equity investing - Do they still hold true?

As Hugh Young, manager of Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC, marks 35-years of managing Asian equities, he discusses whether his 10 golden rules for equity investing still hold true today, even as the world grapples with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 21 July 2021

Betsy Williamson: Investment’s ethical revolution must not leave Scotland swithering

Betsy Williamson, founder and managing director of Core-Asset Consulting, highlights the increasing importance of sustainable investing, spurred by the pandemic, and is urging those within the sector to upskill, or risk becoming defunct.

Published 19 July 2021

Susannah Donaldson: Impact of pandemic on gender pay gap reporting in construction

Susannah Donaldson, legal director at Pinsent Masons, considers the impact of the pandemic on gender pay gap figures reported by large construction businesses.

Published 16 July 2021

Angie De Vos: What is your purpose in life?

Angie De Vos, CEO of Women's Business Station, discusses her mission to help businesswomen up their game and change their lives.

Published 14 July 2021

Jennifer Campbell: The demand for rural land and properties in Scotland remains undiminished

Jennifer Campbell, head of estate agency in DM Hall Baird Lumsden, the specialist rural department of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, discusses the continued demand for rural properties of all shapes and sizes in Scotland.

Published 7 July 2021

Andrew Lothian: Landmark legal change for Scotland's insurers

Andrew Lothian, insurance partner at global provider of integrated legal and business services, DWF, discusses Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting and their impact on injury claims in Scotland.

Published 6 July 2021

Lindsays: Eden effect will encourage others to commit to Dundee

Linsdays lawyer David Rose has said investment interest in Dundee will intensify as a result of the Eden Project's "ambitious" plans for the city.

Published 5 July 2021

John Kiely: Player endorsement - A world of opportunity for Scottish football

John Kiely, solicitor at Fragomen, looks at the prospect of more international arrivals in Scottish football due to the changes in the transfer rules.

Published 30 June 2021

Iskander Fernandez: HMRC leading over 12,000 interventions into use of coronavirus support schemes

Iskander Fernandez, partner at law firm BLM, discusses HMRC's role in leading over 12,000 interventions into the use of UK Government COVID support schemes.

Published 29 June 2021

Tom Stocker: How the Bribery Act transformed business for the good of us all

Tom Stocker, partner and head of corporate crime, Pinsent Masons, discusses the impact of the Bribery Act on the business community.

Published 28 June 2021

Kirsty Greenhill: Location is no longer a barrier for your finance function

Kirsty Greenhill, virtual finance function senior manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses why location no longer hinders businesses' finance function.

Published 25 June 2021