Blogs



Just a Minute with Ian McMonagle

Ian McMonagle, tax director at Russell & Russell chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 20 May 2020

Chiene + Tait: Kiwis offer post-lockdown lessons for UK business

David Shadwell, accounts and business support partner at accountants Chiene + Tait, recently returned to the UK after spending nine years in Wellington, New Zealand. He details the lessons Scottish businesses can learn from New Zealand as we begin the process of coming out of lockdown.

Published 18 May 2020

Stewart Pennington: Scottish food and drink businesses must review the menu of rescue options to avert closure for good

Stewart Pennington, partner at Johnston Carmichael, has urged Scottish food and drink businesses to review suitable options to avoid closing for good amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 15 May 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland must act to avert a problem debt crisis

Alan McIntosh explains why it is "vital" that the amendments proposed by Jackie Baillie MSP to the latest coronavirus bill are implemented.

Published 15 May 2020

Just a Minute with Donald McKinnon

Donald McKinnon, managing partner at Wylie & Bisset chartered accountants, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 13 May 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips, solicitor advocate at Jones Whyte, explores the potential abuses of the coronavirus furlough scheme and issues a note of caution for businesses looking to utilise the scheme.

Published 13 May 2020

Donald MacKinnon: Redundancy warning to businesses as employers consider nightmare scenario of laying off staff

Donald MacKinnon, group legal director at employment law and HR firm Law At Work, advises on the steps businesses can take to limit losing staff and lays out the considerations which must be made if employers are forced into the last resort.

Published 11 May 2020

Craig Baker: What can we learn from past bear markets during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Craig Baker, chairman of the Alliance Trust investment committee and Global CIO at Willis Towers Watson, discusses what the financial sector can learn from past economic crises. 

Published 7 May 2020

Just A Minute with Neil Mitchinson

Neil Mitchinson, managing director at Edinburgh Asset Finance is the next participant in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 6 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Angela Paterson: Is a CVA a lifeline to trade out of COVID-19?

As the coronavirus lockdown continues giving many businesses restricted or no option to trade, Angela Paterson, associate director of Dunedin Advisory, specialist restructuring and insolvency advisors, highlights a potential lifeline to consider – a CVA.

Published 4 May 2020

Just a Minute with Rosslyn McMaster

Rosslyn McMaster, client services director at Russell & Russell steps up to participate in our Just a minute feature.

Published 29 April 2020

Iain Young: How can the COVID-19 pandemic affect a company’s ability to make key decisions?

Iain Young, partner at Morton Fraser, comments on the importance for companies of reviewing their articles of association at this time.

Published 24 April 2020

Katharine Wooller: How COVID-19 is effectively killing cash and what might replace it?

Katharine Wooller, managing director at Dacxi and Eire, a crypto-based platform which helps bring cryptocurrency to 'the crowd', discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is killing cash and what might replace it.

Published 24 April 2020