Blogs



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

Blog: Homes under the hammer - Can you legally sell a house by raffling it?

Jamie Robertson, residential property solicitor at Scottish law firm Thorntons, assesses the novel method of sale.

Published 18 August 2017

Blog: A New Tax Order – without Spreadsheets

Mark Pryce of Campbell Dallas makes the case for a tax future without spreadsheets 

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Are UK funds on the verge of returning to Scotland?

Alasdair Steele, head of Scottish commercial at property consultants Knight Frank looks at the prospects of outside investment returning to the market north of the border

Published 10 August 2017

Blog: Perfect pensions’ storm arising from auto enrolment rules could blow UK economy way off-course

Mark Mulholland, a partner at Chartered Accountants and business advisers Alexander Sloan's Glasgow office, contemplates the repercussions of auto enrolment in uncertain times.

Published 8 August 2017

Blog: Scottish Partnerships on the PSC Register

Catriona Reid of BTO Solicitors talks us through the implications of new “persons with significant control” rules introduced this summer to tackle tax avoidance, money laundering and other criminal activity through exploitation of Scottish Limited Partnerships.

Published 4 August 2017

Blog: What are the rules on gender pay gap reporting?

Robin Turnbull, a senior solicitor at Anderson Strathern discusses the main points of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which came into force in April 2017, in the wake of the recent BBC pay revelations.

Published 27 July 2017

Blog: Taylor Review - good time for business to focus on employee engagement

Diane Nicol, head of employment at Pinsent Masons and one of three panel members supporting Matthew Taylor on the Taylor Review, writes about the implications for employers.

Published 18 July 2017