Blogs



Blog: Are payment provisions working in Scotland?

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at BTO Solicitors LLP, looks at how well the construction industry’s payment regime is working.

Published 7 November 2017

Blog: Paradise Papers - how might the fall-out affect the UK and its small businesses?

Brian Palmer, tax policy expert, the Association of Accounting Technicians looks at what the Paradise Papers could mean for your business

Published 6 November 2017

Blog: It's 2007 all over again as property prices in Glasgow's South Side reach new peaks

Steven Graham, residential partner at the Glasgow South offices of DM Hall hails a Southside market renaissance

Published 3 November 2017

Blog: The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Jennifer White, a Glasgow-based solicitor with law firm bto talks us through the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill currently making its way through Parliament.

Published 2 November 2017

Blog: Cartel offence clarified

David Flint and Rebecca Ferguson of Scottish law firm MacRoberts look at an atypical cartel case.

Published 1 November 2017

Blog: Time to call in the Common Financial Tool

Alan McIntosh is a Senior Money Adviser at Inverclyde Council. The views expressed in this blog are his own.

Published 18 October 2017

Blog: The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is killing the Scottish housing market

Ken McEwan, chief executive of Edinburgh-based estate agency, McEwan Fraser Legal says we all face having to pick-up the tab for what he has condemned as the Scottish Government’s "botched" Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) as he appeals for urgent reform.

Published 5 October 2017

Blog: The Debt Arrangement Scheme – If Carlsberg did payment plans

Nicola Standen, manager and adviser in the Personal Debt team at Campbell Dallas considers the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) as an effective debt management solution.

Published 29 September 2017

Blog: Build to Rent could plug housing shortfall

Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well as threats exist for the sector, says Dr John Boyle.

Published 5 September 2017

Blog: Online Sales Bans – PING you’ve been fined!

David Flint looks at a case illustrating the fine line between necessary and unnecessary restrictions in the competition rules. 

Published 1 September 2017

Blog: Scottish high street suffering – then let’s rethink the plan….

The Scottish Retail Consortium recently reported that almost one in ten retail premises in Scotland now lies empty. Retail footfall in Scotland fell in July and there are a dwindling number of months in any year where any growth at all is evident.

Published 29 August 2017

Blog: Partial reprieve for social care providers over NMW underpayments

Despite a partial reprieve, employers in the social care sector must take swift action to comply with rules on paying workers appropriately for sleep-in shifts, writes Kate Wyatt. 

Published 28 August 2017

Blog: Don't be another inheritance tax statistic

Andrew Paterson, partner in the asset protection group at law firm Murray Beith Murray, writes on misunderstandings surrounding inheritance tax in the UK.

Published 28 August 2017

Blog: Is a company director entitled to redundancy pay if their company is insolvent?

Jonathan Munnery, partner at Begbies Traynor, sheds light on the rights of directors when a company goes to the wall

Published 24 August 2017

Blog: Pensions Regulator to prosecute former ‘BHS’ boss

Martyn Shaw, a partner at Scottish law firm MacRoberts, provides an update on the BHS saga

Published 24 August 2017