Blogs



Heather Self: Tax free grants for the self-employed?

In an effort to help the current situation for the self employed, Heather Self, partner at accounting and tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg has made a number of suggestions which Government could embrace.

Published 23 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 19 March 2020

Jamie Daniels: COVID-19 market update

Jamie Daniels, director of investment management at Blackadders, provides information on the latest changes in the economic market amid the current coronavirus outbreak.

Published 18 March 2020

Alan Taylor: Significant tax changes for rural businesses

Alan Taylor, partner at Campbell Dallas, explores the significant tax changes which have been introduced recently or one which are on the horizon that could impact farming and other rural businesses. 

Published 16 March 2020

Stephanie Carr: The use of Statutory Demands in Scotland

Stephanie Carr, partner, specialising in dispute resolution at Blackadders, discusses the statutory demands and their use in Scotland. 

Published 16 March 2020

Bruce Farquhar: Consider the Employee Ownership Trust

Succession planning is never an easy topic for business owners. Passing on an independent or family run business as a going concern will be one of the first priorities when looking to retire or move to a different role within the business, writes Bruce Farquhar.

Published 16 March 2020

David Kent: It's time Scottish firms realised the financial rewards for their innovation

David Kent, head of Scotland for innovation funding consultancy Leyton UK, looks at why Scottish firms are missing out on R&D tax relief and what can be done about it.

Published 12 March 2020

Lindsay Lee: Five things to consider when entering into credit agreements in the COVID-19 'delay' phase

Lindsay Lee, practice development lawyer at Brodies LLP, details what things should be considered when entering into credit agreements during the current COVID-19 'delay' phase.

Published 11 March 2020

Derek Anderson: What is sustainable investing? Can it be an alternative to ethical investing?

Derek Anderson, senior paraplanner at Edinburgh-based Mearns & Company, chartered financial planners, discusses sustainable investing and whether it can act as an alternative to ethical investing.

Published 3 March 2020

Craig Coyle: Budget must stimulate overseas trade

Craig Coyle, a corporate tax partner at Campbell Dallas, has emphasised that the British economy needs a budget that will support and encourage global trade.

Published 3 March 2020

Carol Flockhart: Celebrating the benefits of apprenticeship programmes

Carol Flockhart, managing partner at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait, highlights the benefits of apprentice programmes. 

Published 2 March 2020

Jim McMahon: Capital Gains Tax

Jim McMahon, tax manager at Balfour+Mason, discusses the upcoming changes in residential property sales which will impact Capital Gains Tax liability.

Published 24 February 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson: Government announces more construction tax changes

Womble Bond Dickinson's partner Jeremy Smith, managing associate Michelle Essen and practice development lawyer Karen Plumbley-Jones highlight further changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35).

Published 19 February 2020

Gordon Deane: Victory for bank customers in debt transfer case

Gordon Deane, partner at Balfour + Mason, discusses the English case where borrowers were successful in challenging the validity of a loan transfer from one bank to another.

Published 14 February 2020

Stephen Cowan: A quick guide to Scottish debt recovery

Stephen Cowan, managing director of Yuill + Kyle, provides information on the Scottish Debt Recovery system.

Published 14 February 2020