Blogs



Kris Keane: Emerging from lockdown stronger - four principles for businesses to adopt today

Kris Keane, director at big-four audit firm Deloitte, details how firms can emerge from lockdown stronger than when they entered it.

Published 3 June 2020

Neil Mitchinson: Now is not the time for panic selling

Neil Mitchinson, director of Edinburgh Asset Finance, details why now is not the time for panic selling and ures that firm's let assets take some of the financial strain during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 3 June 2020

Nicola Ross: What the Corporate Insolvency and Governance bill means for businesses

Nicola Ross explains the details of new legislation aimed at helping ailing businesses. 

Published 2 June 2020

Yael Selfin: We need to think again about the future of our cities

Yael Selfin, KPMG UK's chief economist, highlights how the UK needs to rethink the future of its cities in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 1 June 2020

Duncan Raggett: Restructuring and recovery for the future

Duncan Raggett, insolvency practitioner and head of the restructuring and recovery team at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) discusses the issues and options firms should be considering in preparation for life after lockdown.

Published 29 May 2020

Fraser Campbell: Predicting and attracting demand in the new economic landscape

Probably the most challenging task when reopening or increasing activity is predicting the level of customer demand. The ideal would match staff, production and operations to demand to preserve working capital and cash. This is difficult enough in normal times.

Published 27 May 2020

Michael Reid: Is the suspension of wrongful trading the right approach?

Michael Reid, managing partner at Aberdeen-based Meston Reid & Co, discusses the suspension of wrongful trading.

Published 26 May 2020

Jacqueline Rédarès: Businesses must begin planning safe workplaces

Jacqueline Rédarès, senior associate and health & safety specialist at law firm CMS, urges businesses to begin planning safe workplaces for after lockdown.

Published 26 May 2020

Aurelija Buckute: Four characteristics of a good financial plan

Aurelija Buckute, paraplanner at Mearns & Company, highlights the four characteristics of a good financial plan.

Published 21 May 2020

Graeme Allan: Plan ahead for the next normal

Graeme Allan, chief executive of Anderson Anderson & Brown, reflects on the changes and challenges currently experienced as a result of the coronavirus crisis and considers what's next as we plan ahead for the 'next normal'.

Published 20 May 2020

Just a Minute with Ian McMonagle

Ian McMonagle, tax director at Russell & Russell chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 20 May 2020

Chiene + Tait: Kiwis offer post-lockdown lessons for UK business

David Shadwell, accounts and business support partner at accountants Chiene + Tait, recently returned to the UK after spending nine years in Wellington, New Zealand. He details the lessons Scottish businesses can learn from New Zealand as we begin the process of coming out of lockdown.

Published 18 May 2020

Stewart Pennington: Scottish food and drink businesses must review the menu of rescue options to avert closure for good

Stewart Pennington, partner at Johnston Carmichael, has urged Scottish food and drink businesses to review suitable options to avoid closing for good amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 15 May 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland must act to avert a problem debt crisis

Alan McIntosh explains why it is "vital" that the amendments proposed by Jackie Baillie MSP to the latest coronavirus bill are implemented.

Published 15 May 2020