Blogs



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

Blog: Could employee ownership work for your business?

For small businesses in every sector, employee ownership is highly topical, and a solution worth considering if you’re thinking about the future prosperity of your business, says Douglas Roberts, Corporate and Technology Partner at Scottish law firm Lindsays

Published 10 July 2017

Blog: Scottish firms are ready for VCT moves

Rosalie Chadwick, partner and head of corporate finance at Pinsent Masons takes the temperature of Scotland’s IPO climate

Published 28 June 2017

Blog: New tax offence will be a game changer for businesses

Paul Marshall, who leads the corporate crime and investigations team at Scottish law firm Brodies explores the implications of the  Criminal Finances Act 2017 for businesses in tax evasion cases.

Published 12 June 2017

Blog: The challenges that face Scottish entrepreneurs

Sandy Kennedy,  chief executive at Entrepreneurial Scotland looks at the obstacles confronting the nation’s wealth creators.

Published 8 June 2017

Blog: Encouraging signs for PRS schemes in Scotland

James Andersen,  a Property and Construction specialist at Grant Thornton in Scotland, on the need to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis and the role that the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can play in this.

Published 7 June 2017

Blog: Increased emphasis on ADR in commercial actions in Scotland

New requirements for commercial actions highlight a change in emphasis for alternative dispute resolution in Scotland, writes Julie Scott-Gilroy.

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: One year to GDPR - what do businesses need to do?

With today marking one year until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, George Scott, Director of KPMG’s Cyber and Privacy practice in Scotland, highlights what business must do to ensure they don’t fall foul of the new legal framework

Published 25 May 2017

Blog: How would the latest London mega divorce fare under Scots law?  

Sally Nash is a senior associate at Gilson Gray, discusses how the latest record-breaking divorce case in England would be treated north of the border.

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Buy-to-let pain for long-term gain

By David Alexander, managing director at DJ Alexander

Published 18 May 2017