Blog: In the free market US, interest rates on credit are capped – why not here?

Reverend Iain May, founder of Edinburgh-based Castle Community Bank, is appalled at the exploitation of the poor by some lenders

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: LBTT – happy third anniversary?

As the third anniversary (April) of the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) approaches, Robin Mitchell a real estate partner with Shoosmiths offers a timely reminder of tenants’ responsibilities

Published 29 March 2018

Blog: Scotland’s new financing institution is welcome news

Michael Stoneham, a partner and head of energy & infrastructure finance at Scottish law firm Brodies looks ahead to the coming of Scotland's national investment bank

Published 28 March 2018

Blog: Q1 intensifies squeeze on Scotland’s accountancy talent

Travis Sinclair, a consultant in HRC Recruitment’s accountancy and finance team explores a Scottish accountancy labour market characterised by limited supply and high demand

Published 27 March 2018

Blog: Time for a clean money test?

Graeme McCormick, a partner at Conveyancing Direct Solicitors, The Salmond Chambers, suggests certain financial due diligence be carried out at the point of land registration

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: Keeping directors’ home addresses off the public record

Fiona Beal, a professional support lawyer in Scottish law firm Brodies' corporate team, looks at new rules relating to the disclosure of director's personal information 

Published 15 March 2018

IWD Interview: Allison Devine, Senior Partner, Alexander Sloan

Allison Devine, who this year became the first ever female senior partner at Scottish accountancy firm Alexander Sloan, which at 151 years old is one of Scotland’s longest established firms of accountants and business advisers, talks to Scottish Financial News about her rapid rise as part of our International Women’s Day special

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Profile: Louise Grant - Partner, EQ Accountants

Louise Grant (39) is a Partner with EQ Chartered Accountants. Based in the firm’s Dundee office, Louise, a mother-of-two, heads up the Healthcare team and has been working with the firm for almost 15 years. She tells us about life as a partner a one of Scotland's fastest growing CA firms

Published 8 March 2018

Business benefits in promoting female entrepreneurship

As part of our focus on International Women's Day, Carol Flockhart, managing partner at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait, highlights the work done by Investing Women's Ambition and Growth Conference, which opens in Edinburgh today, to drive female entrepreneurship throughout the country

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Blog: Celebrating International Women's Day - what needs to change

On International Women's Day 2018, Ingrid de Quiroz McGhee, Partner at tax advisory firm Leyton Legal's Glasgow office, discusses workplace discrimination and the need for change when it comes to gender equality

Published 8 March 2018

IWD Blog: The roots of accountancy's continued pay gap

On International Women's Day, Robert Outram of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) asks how can social background or gender still be among the factors determining a CA’s salary?

Published 8 March 2018

Blog: Red alert! Louboutin struggles to put best foot forward

David Flint, partner at MacRoberts, and Rebecca Henderson a trainee at the Scottish law firm, look at the recent case of trademarking colours

Published 5 March 2018

Blog: Are you ready for the return?

Commercial tenants in Scotland are about to experience a shake-up in their tax returns. Revenue Scotland have published new guidance over the past week to help explain how leasehold interests are affected, Gregor Duthie, senior associate, real estate at Gilson Gray, takes a look at the changes

Published 20 February 2018

Blog: Recovering VAT on undefended expenses

David Alexander, a partner at Gilson Gray LLP comments on a recent case on the recoverability (or otherwise) of VAT on expenses from the unsuccessful party

Published 19 February 2018