Blogs



Alan Hamilton: Businesses urged to review future funding as Government initiatives unwind

Alan Hamilton, corporate finance director at Johnston Carmichael, has called on businesses to review their funding requirements ahead of a “perfect storm” of liquidity challenges, as government support for businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 starts to unwind.

Published 24 August 2020

Duncan Milne: COVID whistleblowing claims are inevitable

Duncan Milne warns employers over claims arising from the pandemic.

Published 24 August 2020

Andrew Hill: Why offices are much more than just a workplace

Andrew Hill discusses why offices are still going to be important to businesses and staff, despite the working from home (WFH) boom.

Published 18 August 2020

Matt Henderson: Business resilience – the antidote for COVID-19

Matt Henderson, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, reflects on the speculation of imminent corporate failures in the UK stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 17 August 2020

Gordon Steele, AAB: Development project finance made easier

As the construction sector continues to adapt and ‘re-open’ from the lockdown measures imposed following the spread of COVID-19, property developers are beginning to navigate through the challenges that will be presented in the coming months.

Published 12 August 2020

Andrew Dines: Five key points to consider following redundancy

Andrew Dines, director and chartered financial planner at AAB Wealth, outlines five key things to consider when thinking about whats next after redundancy.

Published 11 August 2020

Debbie Mayor: Resilience and agility will be key to COVID-19 recovery

Debbie Mayor, director at accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton, reveals why businesses must adopt a similar approach to that taken by Holyrood policymakers in easing lockdown restrictions.

Published 11 August 2020

Tom Nener: Counterfeiters cash in on coronavirus crisis

Tom Nener, legal director at Pinsent Masons, highlights the importance of protecting your brand as criminals take advantage of the pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

Gordon MacLure: HMRC preferential creditor status restored – what this means for liquidations and administrations

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, details the steps businesses can take now to get some breathing space as the HMRC's preferential creditor status has now been restored.

Published 5 August 2020

Mark Bustard: Scotland’s opportunity to grow a new clean, sustainable economy

Mark Bustard, CEO of The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), details Scotland can grow a clean, sustainable economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 4 August 2020

Fraser Campbell: The known and unknown unknowns

This latest blog considers life from the perspective of SMEs and OMBs working to exit from lockdown. Much of the subject matter to date has focused on how to manage the massive uncertainties caused byCOVID-19. Hopefully, the duration and on-going impact of lockdown are beginning to clear as we move into the revival phase.

Published 30 July 2020

Dunedin Advisory: Restructuring tool for sole traders and partnerships in Scotland

In light of the difficult trading situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundee-based restructuring and insolvency specialists Dunedin Advisory details how business debt arrangement schemes can help firms through these times. Dunedin Advisory has said it may be necessary for firms to consider a formal mechanism to put a repayment plan in place. The firm's director, Jill Glen has set out some key considerations.

Published 29 July 2020

Helen Foord: The positive financial implications of operating a virtual enterprise

Helen Foord, founder of ELE Global, details the financial implications of running a virtual team.

Published 29 July 2020

Paul Alcorn: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax rate change

Paul Alcorn, legal executive at law firm Jones Whyte, discusses the changes to Land & Buildings Transaction Tax and how it impacts buyers.

Published 22 July 2020

Neil Coutts: Scotland’s cybersecurity challenge has only just begun

Neil Coutts, head of the cyber and technology risk capability for KPMG in Scotland, discusses some of the long-term cybersecurity challenges facing Scottish businesses as more people look to work from home in the future.

Published 21 July 2020