Blogs



Blog: Asda-Sainsbury’s deal shows corporates are ready to go shopping

Alasdair Ronald, Senior Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin in Glasgow, looks at what this week's retail mega merger says about the current M&A climate

Published 3 May 2018

Blog: What to do when an offer is put on the counter

Linda Currie, Managing Consultant, Accountancy and Finance, HRC Recruitment, takes a look at the the counter offer for those looking to move on

Published 2 May 2018

Blog: Charities must tackle vulnerability to fraud – it could be you next!

Alastair Keatinge, Partner and Head of Charities and Social Enterprises at law firm Lindsays, warns charities of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tide of attempts to defraud them, posing a serious and very prevalent risk issue for trustees

Published 26 April 2018

Blog – Understanding the tax treatment of Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies are currently something that everyone is talking about. In this blog, Richard Clarke of Edinburgh accountants Chiene + Tait's Personal Tax team looks at the tax treatment of virtual currency Bitcoin

Published 25 April 2018

Blog: Time to increase our efforts to attract young people to Scotland’s flourishing food and drink sector

Claire Martin, an advisory manager at Grant Thornton UK in Scotland makes appeal for youthful entrepreneurial input into Scotland’s vital £14 billion industry

Published 24 April 2018

Blog: The impact of Brexit on the hospitality industry

Louise McCosh, HR Director at accountancy firm French Duncan, sees reason for optimism despite Brexit uncertainties

Published 20 April 2018

Blog: In the free market US, interest rates on credit are capped – why not here?

Reverend Iain May, founder of Edinburgh-based Castle Community Bank, is appalled at the exploitation of the poor by some lenders

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: LBTT – happy third anniversary?

As the third anniversary (April) of the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) approaches, Robin Mitchell a real estate partner with Shoosmiths offers a timely reminder of tenants’ responsibilities

Published 29 March 2018

Blog: Scotland’s new financing institution is welcome news

Michael Stoneham, a partner and head of energy & infrastructure finance at Scottish law firm Brodies looks ahead to the coming of Scotland's national investment bank

Published 28 March 2018

Blog: Q1 intensifies squeeze on Scotland’s accountancy talent

Travis Sinclair, a consultant in HRC Recruitment’s accountancy and finance team explores a Scottish accountancy labour market characterised by limited supply and high demand

Published 27 March 2018

Blog: Time for a clean money test?

Graeme McCormick, a partner at Conveyancing Direct Solicitors, The Salmond Chambers, suggests certain financial due diligence be carried out at the point of land registration

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: Keeping directors’ home addresses off the public record

Fiona Beal, a professional support lawyer in Scottish law firm Brodies' corporate team, looks at new rules relating to the disclosure of director's personal information 

Published 15 March 2018

IWD Interview: Allison Devine, Senior Partner, Alexander Sloan

Allison Devine, who this year became the first ever female senior partner at Scottish accountancy firm Alexander Sloan, which at 151 years old is one of Scotland’s longest established firms of accountants and business advisers, talks to Scottish Financial News about her rapid rise as part of our International Women’s Day special

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Profile: Louise Grant - Partner, EQ Accountants

Louise Grant (39) is a Partner with EQ Chartered Accountants. Based in the firm’s Dundee office, Louise, a mother-of-two, heads up the Healthcare team and has been working with the firm for almost 15 years. She tells us about life as a partner a one of Scotland's fastest growing CA firms

Published 8 March 2018