Blogs



Just a Minute with Donald McKinnon

Donald McKinnon, managing partner at Wylie & Bisset chartered accountants, participates in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 13 May 2020

Andrew Phillips: Fraud on furlough

Andrew Phillips, solicitor advocate at Jones Whyte, explores the potential abuses of the coronavirus furlough scheme and issues a note of caution for businesses looking to utilise the scheme.

Published 13 May 2020

Donald MacKinnon: Redundancy warning to businesses as employers consider nightmare scenario of laying off staff

Donald MacKinnon, group legal director at employment law and HR firm Law At Work, advises on the steps businesses can take to limit losing staff and lays out the considerations which must be made if employers are forced into the last resort.

Published 11 May 2020

Craig Baker: What can we learn from past bear markets during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Craig Baker, chairman of the Alliance Trust investment committee and Global CIO at Willis Towers Watson, discusses what the financial sector can learn from past economic crises. 

Published 7 May 2020

Just A Minute with Neil Mitchinson

Neil Mitchinson, managing director at Edinburgh Asset Finance is the next participant in our Just a Minute feature.

Published 6 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Angela Paterson: Is a CVA a lifeline to trade out of COVID-19?

As the coronavirus lockdown continues giving many businesses restricted or no option to trade, Angela Paterson, associate director of Dunedin Advisory, specialist restructuring and insolvency advisors, highlights a potential lifeline to consider – a CVA.

Published 4 May 2020

Just a Minute with Rosslyn McMaster

Rosslyn McMaster, client services director at Russell & Russell steps up to participate in our Just a minute feature.

Published 29 April 2020

Iain Young: How can the COVID-19 pandemic affect a company’s ability to make key decisions?

Iain Young, partner at Morton Fraser, comments on the importance for companies of reviewing their articles of association at this time.

Published 24 April 2020

Katharine Wooller: How COVID-19 is effectively killing cash and what might replace it?

Katharine Wooller, managing director at Dacxi and Eire, a crypto-based platform which helps bring cryptocurrency to 'the crowd', discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is killing cash and what might replace it.

Published 24 April 2020

Blick Rothenberg: Are HMRC going 'off-piste' with regard to 'offshore'?

Those with offshore assets, income or gains are being treated differently from other taxpayers in terms of HMRC’s approach to the impact of COVID-19 warns tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Published 24 April 2020

Paul Scullion: Government COVID-19 support for early-stage and high-growth businesses

Paul Scullion, senior associate in the corporate financial team at Burness Paull, discusses government support for early-stage and high-growth businesses.

Published 22 April 2020

Just a Minute with Eric Curran

Eric H Curran, managing partner at DM Hall steps up to participate in our Just a minute feature.

Published 22 April 2020

Jonathan Young: Coronavirus - why you shouldn't run from negative returns

Jonathan Young, a member of Johnston Carmichael's financial planner support team, discusses why investors shouldn't run from negative returns during the coronavirus outbreak.  Whilst the impact of the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) is s

Published 21 April 2020

Catriona Torrance: The IHT magic million - true or false?

You might recall headlines a few years ago, amid political jostling, of £1 million free of inheritance tax? Well, as of 6 April this year, this became true – for a limited number of people in particular circumstances. So, asks Catriona Torrance, who falls into this 'magic million' category?

Published 21 April 2020