Blogs



Betsy Williamson: Investment’s ethical revolution must not leave Scotland swithering

Betsy Williamson, founder and managing director of Core-Asset Consulting, highlights the increasing importance of sustainable investing, spurred by the pandemic, and is urging those within the sector to upskill, or risk becoming defunct.

Published 19 July 2021

Susannah Donaldson: Impact of pandemic on gender pay gap reporting in construction

Susannah Donaldson, legal director at Pinsent Masons, considers the impact of the pandemic on gender pay gap figures reported by large construction businesses.

Published 16 July 2021

Angie De Vos: What is your purpose in life?

Angie De Vos, CEO of Women's Business Station, discusses her mission to help businesswomen up their game and change their lives.

Published 14 July 2021

Jennifer Campbell: The demand for rural land and properties in Scotland remains undiminished

Jennifer Campbell, head of estate agency in DM Hall Baird Lumsden, the specialist rural department of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, discusses the continued demand for rural properties of all shapes and sizes in Scotland.

Published 7 July 2021

Andrew Lothian: Landmark legal change for Scotland's insurers

Andrew Lothian, insurance partner at global provider of integrated legal and business services, DWF, discusses Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting and their impact on injury claims in Scotland.

Published 6 July 2021

Lindsays: Eden effect will encourage others to commit to Dundee

Linsdays lawyer David Rose has said investment interest in Dundee will intensify as a result of the Eden Project's "ambitious" plans for the city.

Published 5 July 2021

John Kiely: Player endorsement - A world of opportunity for Scottish football

John Kiely, solicitor at Fragomen, looks at the prospect of more international arrivals in Scottish football due to the changes in the transfer rules.

Published 30 June 2021

Iskander Fernandez: HMRC leading over 12,000 interventions into use of coronavirus support schemes

Iskander Fernandez, partner at law firm BLM, discusses HMRC's role in leading over 12,000 interventions into the use of UK Government COVID support schemes.

Published 29 June 2021

Tom Stocker: How the Bribery Act transformed business for the good of us all

Tom Stocker, partner and head of corporate crime, Pinsent Masons, discusses the impact of the Bribery Act on the business community.

Published 28 June 2021

Kirsty Greenhill: Location is no longer a barrier for your finance function

Kirsty Greenhill, virtual finance function senior manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses why location no longer hinders businesses' finance function.

Published 25 June 2021

Brian Robb: Are you prepared for a HMRC furlough compliance check?

Brian Robb, payroll manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), warns firms who utilised the furlough scheme to prepare for a compliance check.

Published 24 June 2021

Stuart Robertson: Redundancy might not be the only option for employers

Stuart Robertson, partner and head of employment law at Gilson Gray, discusses the end of furlough and highlights why redundancy is not the only option for employers.

Published 22 June 2021

Alasdair Steele: Pandemic underlines the enduring investment appeal of resilient retail parks

Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland commercial at Knight Frank, discusses the investment appeal of retail parks in the UK.

Published 22 June 2021

Mark Brown: HMRC targets COVID fraud firms

Mark Brown, partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co, has warned businesses who have accessed schemes such as furlough and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to prepare for additional checks on their practices.

Published 21 June 2021

Lee Fitzpatrick: How the quick hit of short-termism damages profitability

Scottish entrepreneur Lee Fitzpatrick offers suggestions of how businesses can focus on the longer-term in their digital marketing strategies.

Published 18 June 2021