Blogs



Fraser Campbell: The known and unknown unknowns

This latest blog considers life from the perspective of SMEs and OMBs working to exit from lockdown. Much of the subject matter to date has focused on how to manage the massive uncertainties caused byCOVID-19. Hopefully, the duration and on-going impact of lockdown are beginning to clear as we move into the revival phase.

Published 30 July 2020

Dunedin Advisory: Restructuring tool for sole traders and partnerships in Scotland

In light of the difficult trading situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundee-based restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory details how business debt arrangement schemes can help firms through these times. Dunedin Advisory has said it may be necessary for firms to consider a formal mechanism to put a repayment plan in place. The firm's director, Jill Glen has set out some key considerations.

Published 29 July 2020

Helen Foord: The positive financial implications of operating a virtual enterprise

Helen Foord, founder of ELE Global, details the financial implications of running a virtual team.

Published 29 July 2020

Paul Alcorn: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax rate change

Paul Alcorn, legal executive at law firm Jones Whyte, discusses the changes to Land & Buildings Transaction Tax and how it impacts buyers.

Published 22 July 2020

Neil Coutts: Scotland’s cybersecurity challenge has only just begun

Neil Coutts, head of the cyber and technology risk capability for KPMG in Scotland, discusses some of the long-term cybersecurity challenges facing Scottish businesses as more people look to work from home in the future.

Published 21 July 2020

Alison Woods: Diversity dividend critical in post-COVID economy

Alison Woods, partner and employment law specialist at CMS, discusses the importance of diversity in the workplace as the world emerges from the coronavirus lockdown. 

Published 21 July 2020

Fraser Campbell: Time for collective action, clarity and teamwork

The Higgins Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery for the Scottish Government has attracted considerable comment in the media and several alternative views have surfaced from senior business figures. At the same time, Campbell Dallas has been holding round table and one to one discussions with our SME and OMB clients on how they are feeling as we ease out of lockdown - and the topic of government policy, roadmap and support continually gets raised.

Published 21 July 2020

Nimesh Shah: Tax simplification could see tax rises

Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg, discusses the implications of tax simplification ahead of chancellor Rishi Sunak's tax 'raid'.

Published 15 July 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period

Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period.

Published 13 July 2020

Andrew Knowles: Suspending wrongful trading gives directors breathing space, but they aren’t immune from liability

Andrew Knowles, senior director, restructuring advisory at financial consultancy firm Duff Phelps, details how the temporary suspension of wrongful trading doesn’t change the attention that directors should be giving when evaluating the financial position of their company.

Published 13 July 2020

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