Blogs



Graeme Williams: New reality for Scotland’s deals market as recovery kicks in

Graeme Williams, director of M&A at KPMG in Scotland, considers the state of the deals market in Scotland.

Published 20 November 2020

Stuart Clark: Is your company ready to go electric?

Stuart Clark, managing director of Russell & Russell Chartered Accountants in Glasgow, lists five things to consider if you might make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for your employees.

Published 16 November 2020

Chris Sanger: Lack of an Autumn Budget doesn’t stop Treasury making tax policy announcements

Chris Sanger, EY’s head of tax policy, discusses the recent tax policy announcements made by HM Treasury.

Published 13 November 2020

Bryan Shaw: Syndicated investments – the new normal?

Bryan Shaw considers some of the more common pain points in syndicated deals and shares some suggested strategies to resolve any roadblocks.

Published 10 November 2020

Azets warns that new Personal Insolvency Legislation is open to fraud

Louise Brittain, restructuring and insolvency partner at accountancy firm Azets, discusses how new personal insolvency legislation is open to fraud.

Published 9 November 2020

Peter Graham: Litigation lessons from a Pirate of the Carribean

Peter Graham, director, forensic accounting at MHA Henderson Loggie, discusses the lessons which can be learned from Johnny Depp's libel action.

Published 9 November 2020

Graham Boyack: Less Taxing with Mediation

Graham Boyack, director of Scottish Mediation, discusses how the HMRC mediation scheme can save time and money by resolving unnecessary disputes. 

Published 6 November 2020

Murdoch MacLennan: Extend all CBILS and BBLs to ten years

Murdoch MacLennan, banking partner with accountancy firm Azets, is calling for an urgent extension of the repayment term for all existing and any new Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme Loans (CBIL) and Bounce Back Loans (BBL) to be extended to the government’s proposed new ten-year maximum term. 

Published 4 November 2020

Graeme Finnie: The US election and the Scottish economy

Graeme Finnie, managing partner at French Duncan, discusses the potential outcomes of the US Presidential election, and its impact on Scotland’s economy and business community.

Published 4 November 2020

Alan McIntosh: Scotland could be hit with tsunami of car repossessions

Alan McIntosh, a money advisor, discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the personal finances of Scots. 

Published 2 November 2020

Simon Poole: More businesses should transfer ownership to their staff

Simon Poole, co-founder of the North Berwick-based employee-owned business Jerba Campervans, discusses why the employee ownership model should be considered as a viable option in a post-COVID world.

Published 2 November 2020

Andrew Wilson: Changes to the job support scheme

Andrew J.P Wilson, dispute resolution partner at Wright Johnston & Mackenzie, discusses the recent changes to the coronavirus job support scheme.

Published 29 October 2020

Nicola Ross: Tighter regulation of pre-pack deals in administrations

Nicola Ross, partner in Morton Fraser's litigation and dispute resolution team, discusses the changes in insolvency regulation in relation to pre-pack deals in administrations.

Published 27 October 2020

Simon Rothenberg: HMRC insolvency cash grab could further stifle UK businesses

UK businesses suffering from the effects of COVID-19 could be stifled further when HMRC becomes a major creditor when firms go bust, according to Simon Rothenberg, a manager at tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Published 27 October 2020

FRP's Chad Griffin warns rising oil service company insolvencies likely in 2021

Chad Griffin, restructuring specialist at FRP Advisory, discusses how the current downturn in the North Sea is likely to see a far deeper level of oil and gas restructurings and a higher level of insolvencies than in 2015, the last comparable period when there was a much stronger base position than currently.

Published 26 October 2020