Blogs



Steven McKay: Changes to the Tapered Annual Allowance in 2020/21

Steven McKay, head of employee benefits at Edinburgh-based Mearns & Company, details the changes to the Tapered Annual Allowance in 2020/21.

Published 14 April 2020

Johan Belfrage: Building a bioeconomy

Johan Belfrage, technical development manager at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), discusses building and growing Scotland's bioeconomy.

Published 14 April 2020

Peter Watson: Why we need a coronavirus exit strategy now

Professor Peter Watson, legal adviser to the COVID-19 panel of scientific and medical experts convened by the Scottish Police Federation, details why the UK needs an exit strategy for the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Published 14 April 2020

MBM: Online fraud - when there’s blame to go around

MBM, the Edinburgh-based commercial law firm which aids entrepreneurial businesses, has discussed the process of online fraud of which there is an increased threat of during the current coronavirus crisis.

Published 8 April 2020

Alan Meek: Government changes to UK insolvency law

Alan Meek, partner and head of corporate insolvency and restructuring at Morton Fraser, discusses the UK Government's changes to UK insolvency law.

Published 7 April 2020

Mark Brown: COVID-19: What are the options for business?

Mark Brown, audit, accounts and business assurance partner at Meston Reid & Co, details the options available for businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 6 April 2020

Allana Sweeney: Positive business measures – a spark of hope for businesses in financial distress

Allana Sweeney, senior associate in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s restructuring and business advisory team, discusses how the measures of support implemented to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic are a spark of hope for firms.

Published 3 April 2020

Chris Dunn: Banking and finance - issues currently facing housing associations

Chris Dunn, partner at Brodies LLP, details the current issues facing Scottish housing associations in terms of banking and finance in the current COVID-19 climate.

Published 3 April 2020

Steven McKay: COVID-19 and employee benefits

Steven McKay, head of employee benefits at chartered financial planners Mearns & Company, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and employee benefits.

Published 3 April 2020

Laura Brown: Self-employed financial support: COVID-19

Laura Brown, an advisor at Murray Beith Murray, a Scottish private client law firm, details the financial support made available to those who are self-employed, as part of the UK Government's coronavirus economic support measures.

Published 30 March 2020

Richard Godden: Coronavirus pandemic - do you still have to carry out your contracts?

Richard Godden, partner and member of Blackadders' dispute resolution team, details whether businesses still have to carry out their contracts during the coronavirus lock down.

Published 26 March 2020

Ken Pattullo: Cash is king - protecting and understanding your cash during times of uncertainty

Ken Pattullo, regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor, discusses the importance of cash and how to protect it in times of uncertainty. 

Published 25 March 2020

Jennifer Skeoch: Coronavirus job retention scheme

Jennifer Skeoch, partner in the employment team at Burness Paull, details the new measures announced by the British Government to support employers and workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2020

Kirsty Paton: ASA could save the day for company investors

Kirsty Paton, tax specialist from the entrepreneurial tax team at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses how Advanced Subscription Agreements (ASA) could save the day for company investors amid the coronavirus uncertainty.

Published 24 March 2020

Karen Thomson details updates to IR35 ruling

Karen Thomson, payroll partner at Armstrong Watson, has detailed the key facts surrounding the update to IR35 'Off Payroll Working' announced by the British Government as part of the coronavirus measures.

Published 24 March 2020