Blogs



Blog: Recovering VAT on undefended expenses

David Alexander, a partner at Gilson Gray LLP comments on a recent case on the recoverability (or otherwise) of VAT on expenses from the unsuccessful party

Published 19 February 2018

Blog: Don’t let growth suffer in the face of uncertainty

Alasdair Green, a senior manager within Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson Brown's consulting divison, makes the case for not allowing uncertainty to stifle growth

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: Collaboration and resilience fuel growth in Scotland

Andrew Howie , managing partner of Grant Thornton in Scotland finds reasons to be cheerful for Scotland’s business community at the start of a year of unknowns

Published 14 February 2018

Blog: Interest rate rises loom over pension transfer values

Kirsty Lister, financial planning associate at Chiene + Tait Financial Planning, explores the possible impact of interest rate rises on pension transfer values

Published 12 February 2018

Blog: Decline in insolvencies conceals real picture

Insolvencies are down in Scotland but all might not be as it seems, argues Matt Henderson, head of restructuring, at Johnston Carmichael

Published 6 February 2018

Blog: modern succession planning

To mark Scottish Family Business Day, Robert Burns, partner at Scottish law firm Burness Paull, takes a look at how a business can be structured to suit your family’s needs.

Published 6 February 2018

Scottish public contracts should not be awarded on cost alone, says architect

There needs to be a fundamental reappraisal of the way public contracts are awarded to ensure the uncertainty facing Carillion workers and sub-contractors is not repeated, according to the architects behind a host of Scottish university buildings.

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker, a solicitor at Scottish law firm MacRoberts, looks at the contractual protections available to construction parties

Published 26 January 2018

Blog: Scotland’s churches are part of our national treasure, but valuation presents a professional challenge

Chartered surveyor Adam Jennings based in the Glasgow North office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors on the intricacies of valuing churches

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Gentle undulations, rather than peaks and troughs. Just the property market we’d wish for

Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, based in the firm’s Glasgow North office, talks about how the Scottish property market is shaping up in 2018.

Published 24 January 2018

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