Blogs



John Bett: Burying your head in the sand over furlough mistakes could prove costly

John Bett, partner and head of dispute resolution and litigation at Lindsays, details why ignoring furlough mistakes could be costly for businesses.

Published 7 May 2021

Graham Cunning: EOTs increasingly popular alternative to trade sales

Graham Cunning, head of corporate finance with Azets in Scotland, discusses the marked increase in the popularity of Employee Ownership Trusts (EoTs). 

Published 6 May 2021

Shirley McIntosh: Tax is not driving election campaigning this year, but should it be?

Shirley McIntosh, RSM’s head of tax in Scotland, details the importance of tax during an election campaign.

Published 5 May 2021

Gillian MacLellan: Benefits of reporting an ethnicity pay gap

Gillian MacLellan, an employment law specialist and partner at CMS, discusses how companies can report their ethnicity pay gap.

Published 4 May 2021

Lyn Calder: Succession planning for family businesses

Lyn Calder, managing partner, Edinburgh and head of family business at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the importance of succession planning for family businesses. 

Published 30 April 2021

Iain Penman: Byres v Chen – why fiduciary duties may still apply after a director resigns

Iain Penman, senior associate at Brodies LLP, discusses fiduciary duties and why they may still apply after a director resigns.

Published 29 April 2021

Tim Cooper: Low levels of insolvencies in Scotland can't last forever

Tim Cooper, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Scotland, has said that the low levels of corporate and personal insolvencies in Scotland over the last year cannot last forever. 

Published 28 April 2021

Stuart Patrick: Where is the plan for our stricken airports?

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, highlights the need for a plan of action for Scotland's airports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 28 April 2021

Stuart Gillies: Declining use of cash leads to greater confidence in fintechs

Stuart Gillies, an associate with law firm Dentons, highlights how the declining use of cash as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an increase in confidence in financial technology.

Published 27 April 2021

Craig Alexander Rattray: Uncertainty will dampen Scots’ spending spree

Craig Alexander Rattray, a Glasgow-based growth strategist and founder of CR Corporate Solutions, reveals why the Scottish consumer is unlikely to splash their cash when the retail sector reopens its doors today.

Published 26 April 2021

Iain Penman: Minimal Asset Process (MAP) bankruptcy in Scotland

Iain Penman, senior associate in litigation at Brodies LLP, explains the advantages and disadvantages of a Minimal Asset Process (MAP) bankruptcy in Scotland.

Published 26 April 2021

Ian McMonagle: Severe crackdown on fraudulent furlough scheme claims and Bounce Back Loans set to begin

Ian McMonagle, taxation director at business advisory firm Russell & Russell, highlights HMRC’s plan to track down those who have fraudulently claimed money during the pandemic.

Published 23 April 2021

Neil Bradbrook: Businesses must learn the lessons of Euro Super League fiasco

Neil Bradbrook, managing director of Falkirk-based Ahead Business Consulting, examines what lessons can be learned for businesses from the Europe Super League debacle.

Published 22 April 2021

Helen Brand: ACCA marks Earth Day 2021

Helen Brand, chief executive of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), discusses how the association is marking Earth Day this year.

Published 22 April 2021

Rupert Thompson: Time to Value

Rupert Thompson, chief investment officer at wealth management group Kingswood, discusses rebounding global economies and the resumption of value.

Published 21 April 2021