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
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
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
Published 20 December 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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