The third decade of devolution will see Scotland - and its business community - wrestle with an unprecedented period of change, Andrew McRae, of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland has underlined in his festive message.
Published 24 December 2019
SNIPEF CEO Fiona Hodgson outlines Section75 pensions issue facing some plumbers.
Published 17 December 2019
KPMG’s family business leader Kirsty Ross discusses how succession dominates the agenda for Scotland’s family-owned businesses.
Published 5 December 2019
Gillian MacLellan, partner and employment law specialist at law firm CMS, discusses whether a four day work week would be successful for companies and staff.
Published 4 December 2019
Helen Brown of Anderson, Anderson and Brown details how UK companies are due to face many legislative challenges but tax opportunities can significantly help firms handle the changes.
Published 29 November 2019
Partner and head of banking and finance at Lindsays, Gavin Buchan, discusses how the rise of new finance possibilities is a positive development for all.
Published 28 November 2019
Understanding the complex UK tax system is hard as it is, but when you layer on the interaction with the devolved administrations, the task gets even harder for Scottish voters. RSM’s Shirley McIntosh unpicks the manifesto claims with a Scottish lens.
Published 27 November 2019
John Cowan, a retail expert working with Business Gateway, discusses the reality of the retail market and the opportunities on offer to small businesses.
Published 27 November 2019
Following the announcement made by the Living Wage Foundation that the real living wage in the UK and London has increased, Jenny Stewart, head of infrastructure, government and healthcare at KPMG discusses what increasing the real Living Wage means for Scottish workers.
Published 11 November 2019
In a new report for Common Weal, former chief statistician Jim Cuthbert examines the newly developed 'Mutual Investment Model' that the Scottish Government has adopted for at least some future public infrastructure projects.
Published 5 November 2019
Dave Smith, tax manager at Meston Reid & Co, has urged contractors to seek IR35 advice now and not wait until 2020 to do so.
Published 4 November 2019
Alison Rose has marked her first day as chief executive of RBS by sending a letter to all staff promising to change the culture at the part-nationalised bank.
Published 1 November 2019
Ben Zielinski, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, considers the significance of a recent judgment in the Court of Session that has given greater clarification of how much notice a landlord needs to give to terminate a commercial lease in Scotland.
Published 24 October 2019
Scotland has always been different from the rest of the UK when it comes to claims and litigation. With a separate jurisdiction and its own unique legal concepts and rules, it has been essential for insurers to understand and acknowledge the quirks of the Scottish system and to deal with them accordingly. This has simply been one aspect of the business of being a UK-wide insurance provider.
Published 21 October 2019
Kingdom Housing Association’s Nick Pollard discusses whether the law regarding Mid-Market Renting in Scotland is outdated, counter-productive and detrimental to the affordable housing sector and its tenants and participants.
Published 8 October 2019