Blogs



Anjli Shah: Global mid-caps: why now?

Anjli Shah, co-manager of the $50m Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Global Mid-Cap Fund, discusses opportunities within the global mid-cap sector and why it remains an interesting investment proposition.

Published 21 May 2021

Ian McMonagle: If you have any doubt about your Eat Out to Help Out application act now, or face many sleepless nights

Ian McMonagle, taxation director at Russell & Russell, business advisers, and member of The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), warns of the large number of misleading Eat Out to Help Out scheme applications.

Published 20 May 2021

Derek Forsyth: 10% of hotels could close permanently as debt, losses and staff shortages hit sector

A decade of hotel expansion across Scotland is set to be reversed as many hotel businesses struggling with unsustainable debts, losses and staffing problems decide to close permanently, Derek Forsyth, head of restructuring with Azets has warned.

Published 19 May 2021

Louise Laing: Pre-packs unwrapped

Louise Laing, senior associate at Brodies, details the intricacies of a pre-pack administration.

Published 19 May 2021

Paul Reilly: Glasgow's West End property market has lost none of its allure

Paul Reilly, director in the Glasgow office of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, says the residential property market in the West End of Glasgow is losing none of its allure, with quick sales and rising prices.

Published 17 May 2021

Shirley McIntosh: Can Scotland afford its independence?

Shirley McIntosh, RSM's head of tax in Scotland, discusses whether Scotland can afford the financials of independence.

Published 13 May 2021

Jim Burberry: What would ‘devolution of VAT’ mean in Scotland?

Jim Burberry, RSM's head of VAT and indirect tax in Scotland, discusses the impact of the devolution of VAT in Scotland.

Published 12 May 2021

Campbell Ure: Seeking help to grow your company? Here’s what to look for in a business advisor

Campbell Ure, a facilitator with The Alternative Board (TAB), offers his take on what constitutes first-class business coaching and mentoring.

Published 11 May 2021

William Anderson: Charity accounts work needs more than faith and hope

William Anderson, audit, accounts and charity partner, Meston Reid & Co, highlights the need for responsible governance, transparency, accountability and a professional approach when it comes to charity finances.

Published 10 May 2021

Fiona McKerrell: Shepherd and Wedderburn collaborates with Care first this Mental Health Awareness Week

Fiona McKerrell, partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s restructuring and business advisory team and a mental health first aider, discusses the importance of mental health.

Published 10 May 2021

John Bett: Burying your head in the sand over furlough mistakes could prove costly

John Bett, partner and head of dispute resolution and litigation at Lindsays, details why ignoring furlough mistakes could be costly for businesses.

Published 7 May 2021

Graham Cunning: EOTs increasingly popular alternative to trade sales

Graham Cunning, head of corporate finance with Azets in Scotland, discusses the marked increase in the popularity of Employee Ownership Trusts (EoTs). 

Published 6 May 2021

Shirley McIntosh: Tax is not driving election campaigning this year, but should it be?

Shirley McIntosh, RSM’s head of tax in Scotland, details the importance of tax during an election campaign.

Published 5 May 2021

Gillian MacLellan: Benefits of reporting an ethnicity pay gap

Gillian MacLellan, an employment law specialist and partner at CMS, discusses how companies can report their ethnicity pay gap.

Published 4 May 2021

Lyn Calder: Succession planning for family businesses

Lyn Calder, managing partner, Edinburgh and head of family business at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses the importance of succession planning for family businesses. 

Published 30 April 2021