Blogs



Brian McMurray: Tech deals a clear target for 2020

Brian McMurray, partner and head of tech at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), details how deals within the tech sector will remain strong in 2020. 

Published 6 July 2020

Niall Brown: Glass half full for Scottish whisky investors

In light of recent updates from the US on new tariffs applied to $3.1billion of European goods, of which Scotch Whisky is included (already with a 25% tariff), Niall Brown, senior portfolio director of Braeburn Whisky comments on how this will impact whisky cask investment and why it could be beneficial for investors.

Published 6 July 2020

Simon Capaldi: COVID-19 will accelerate the evolution of office-based working

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate changes to office-based working.

Published 30 June 2020

Charlotte Edwards: IR35 Reform – full steam ahead for April 2021

Charlotte Edwards, global employment taxes senior manager and head of IR35 at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the needs for films to plan for the IR35 changes coming into place in 2021. 

Published 25 June 2020

Martyn Paterson: ESG investing

Martyn Paterson, financial planner at AAB Wealth, discusses the intricacies of ESG investing.

Published 25 June 2020

Dawn Reoch: Business debt in the aftermath of the pandemic

Dawn Reoch, partner at Burness Paull, discusses business debt in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

David Beveridge: Always be closing? Completing corporate deals during COVID-19

David Beveridge, managing director at Macdonald Henderson, discusses how corporate deals are being completed during COVID-19.

Published 17 June 2020

Jack Boyle: Another change to the job retention scheme

Jack Boyle, director and specialist in employment law at Blackadders, details the latest changes to the UK Government's Job Retention Scheme.

Published 17 June 2020

Allie McGowan: The impact of COVID-19 on UK FinTech sector

The UK is a world-leading FinTech centre, with London often being labelled the global FinTech capital. From a Scottish perspective, over the past couple of years both Edinburgh and Glasgow have been establishing themselves as FinTech powerhouses. Allie McGowan looks below at some of the ways that COVID-19 is already impacting the UK FinTech sector.

Published 16 June 2020

Andrew Hill: Why it’s more important than ever for landlords and tenants to collaborate

Andrew Hill, lease advisory partner at Knight Frank's Edinburgh office, details the importance of collaboration between landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 16 June 2020

Shona Fraser: Farmers and consumers need post-Brexit protection

Shona Fraser, partner and agricultural business specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses the importance of the UK Agriculture Bill.

Published 15 June 2020

Fraser Campbell: Reopening and rebooting

The Sunday Times recently reported that, when confronted with the likelihood of 3.5million job losses if the country doesn’t reopen over the summer, Boris Johnstone apparently responded “Christ”! The UK’s COVID narrative is pivoting to the economic toll, and emergency measures to resuscitate the economy back to life.

Published 15 June 2020

Matthew Currie: Moratoriums under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

Matthew Currie, dispute resolution associate at Scottish law firm Jones Whyte, breaks down and reviews the moratoriums under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020, the latest new piece of legislation to come about as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Published 11 June 2020

Fraser Campbell: Grappling with the people factor

The journey into the next phases of pandemic management is well underway and the timing of opening of different industries is becoming clearer each week. It is good that the government has extended financial support under the Job Retention Scheme (JRS, or Furlough) and is allowing businesses to bring furloughed workers back to work on a part time basis until 31 October.

Published 5 June 2020

Blair Nimmo: Scotland’s businesses facing uncertainty and liquidity issues

Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring at KPMG UK, details the ways in which Scottish businesses are facing uncertainty and liquidity issues in the current financial climate.

Published 3 June 2020