Blogs



Blog: Accountant in Bankruptcy have no case to answer

Alan McIntosh (LLB Hons) who blogs on debt at www.advicescotland.com makes the case for the defence of the Accountant in Bankruptcy in the wake of this week's BBC bankruptcy revelations

Published 10 January 2018

Blog: Johnston Carmichael experts reveal their top 10 business predictions for 2018

After a snap general election, the beginning of Brexit and Bank of England interest rates rising for the first time in 10 years, the economy saw its share of surprises in 2017.

Published 5 January 2018

Blog: New Year message from Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce

With no elections and no referendums in the diary, The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sees 2018 as a year to focus on growing Scotland’s economy, writes its president, Tim Allan

Published 4 January 2018

Blog: Gender debate should spark new thinking in Scotland’s business community

Anita Eunson, a Tax Director at Grant Thornton, and leader of the firm’s Employer Solutions practice in Scotland, tackles the gender debate and the changes it could bring to Scotland's business landscape

Published 20 December 2017

Blog: The role of a court reporter in a liquidation

Leon Breakey, a partner, and Graham Horn, a senior solicitor at MacRoberts, look at recently issued shrieval guidance on the role of the court reporter in a liquidation

Published 15 December 2017

Blog: Personal Insolvency Rising in Upper Income Bracket

Redundancy is leading to rise in personal insolvency in upper income bracket, writes Linda Barr, director and insolvency practitioner at French Duncan

Published 14 December 2017

Blog: Time for national debate about how savings for retirement are invested

Current pensions policy and the investment approach of many pension schemes is overly cautious, risks leaving us stuck in a rut of low aspirations and is not giving our young people an even chance to succeed, writes ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter

Published 6 December 2017

Blog: Corporate fraud in Scotland is on the rise

In recent years, Scotland’s economy has become increasingly international in scale. While Brexit negotiations create some debate over how we might trade with global markets in the future, it’s widely accepted that long term growth relies on the country maintaining trading ties with economies around the world.

Published 1 December 2017

Blog: When the sum is greater than the parts – the benefits of selling a farm in lots

Duncan Barrie, who leads the farm sales team from estate agent Galbraith’s National Farm Sales Centre in Stirling, reviews how a number of the more than 60 farms sold for a total of £65 million by the firm last year were sold in lots, with the farmhouse, buildings and an area of amenity land packaged together as one lot, leaving the remaining farmland sold either as another larger lot, or as several smaller lots.

Published 30 November 2017

Blog: How Minimum Unit Pricing could impact the drinks sector

Harro Leusink, Corporate Finance Manager and a member of the Brewing & Distilling sector team at Campbell Dallas looks ahead in the wake of last week's lankmark judgement

Published 23 November 2017

Blog: What impact will putting Britain first have on the UK hospitality industry?

French Duncan HR Services Director, Louise McCosh, looks to what lays ahead for the hospitality and leisure sector in post-Brexit Britain

Published 21 November 2017

Blog: What will Brexit mean for tax?

Iain Masterton, a director at Edinburgh-based accountants Chiene + Tait assesses what will be the tax implications of Britain leaving the European Union.  

Published 17 November 2017

Blog: Are payment provisions working in Scotland?

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at BTO Solicitors LLP, looks at how well the construction industry’s payment regime is working.

Published 7 November 2017

Blog: Paradise Papers - how might the fall-out affect the UK and its small businesses?

Brian Palmer, tax policy expert, the Association of Accounting Technicians looks at what the Paradise Papers could mean for your business

Published 6 November 2017