Blogs



Stuart MacPherson: VAT changes in the construction industry

Stuart MacPherson, senior business services manager at Aberdeen-based chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, gives advice on VAT changes in the construction industry.

Published 23 February 2021

Harry Nimmo: Why active investing outperforms passive

Harry Nimmo, investment leader, smaller companies at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), discusses why active investing outperforms passive.

Published 19 February 2021

Chern-Yeh Kwok: The real value in Japanese markets

Chern-Yeh Kwok, manager of the Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust, which is run by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), discusses the real value in Japanese markets, but how it is often overlooked by investors.

Published 17 February 2021

Rachel Henry: Words and their meaning in insurance contracts

Rachel Henry considers the importance of words and their meaning in insurance contracts.

Published 16 February 2021

Iain Young: Looking ahead to a year of (tax) change

Iain Young considers the year ahead in tax.

Published 12 February 2021

Jason Cozens: The rise of alternative global currencies – Gold, Bitcoin & the battle for let-down consumers

Jason Cozens, founder & CEO of fintech Glint, discusses the rise of alternative global currencies such as Bitcoin.

Published 12 February 2021

Gordon Deane: No duty of care owed to individual customer in APP fraud claim

Gordon Dean, partner at law firm Balfour Mason, discusses the impact of an increase in authorised push payment (APP) fraud in recent years.

Published 11 February 2021

Suzanne Sosna: Post-Brexit support for companies a priority for Scottish Enterprise

Suzanne Sosna, interim director for global trade at Scottish Enterprise, outlines how the organisation is supporting Scottish companies following the end of the EU transition period.

Published 11 February 2021

Aileen Scott: Budget tax cuts wish list essential to protect SME community

Aileen Scott, head of tax in Scotland with Azets, discusses why the forthcoming Budget must further relax business taxes and minimise the growing risk of closures and redundancies across the SME community.

Published 9 February 2021

Chris Sanger: EY Budget predictions - stimulate economic growth, address the deficit or both?

With exactly four weeks to the day until the Chancellor delivers his Budget speech, Chris Sanger, EY's head of tax policy, has set out his predictions.

Published 3 February 2021

Andrew Pollard: Embracing turmoil could be your winning strategy in 2021

Andrew Pollard, director of Falkirk-based business consultancy Ahead Business Consulting, discusses how planning ahead can help businesses as the year unfolds.

Published 3 February 2021

Ian Campbell: Pensions- what does the future hold?

Ian Campbell, director and chartered financial planner at AAB Wealth, discusses the future of pensions.

Published 29 January 2021

Joanne Gillies: Banks can claim debtors’ PPI cash thanks to Court of Session ruling

Joanne Gillies, partner and insolvency disputes specialist at Pinsent Masons, discusses the impact of a ruling by the Court of Session allowing banks to claim debtors' PPI cash payouts. 

Published 29 January 2021

Stuart Law: Payroll technology in the digital age

Stuart Law, payroll director at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the importance of payroll technology in a business.

Published 28 January 2021

Ian McMonagle: Pitfalls looming for property owners as new tax rules come into effect

Ian McMonagle, tax specialist at Russell & Russell Business Advisers based in Glasgow, is predicting a fresh spate of late notice penalties in the wake of changes made at the start of this tax year to how and when residential property owners pay tax on the sale of a home.

Published 28 January 2021