Michael Reid discusses the available options a director should consider when a company is facing insolvency to ensure they act in the best interest of all stakeholders. If all attempts to avoid formal insolvency have been exhausted and the company is about to fold, directors might be forgiven for ha
Roman MacKenzie explores the Gary Lineker and BBC saga through an employment law lens. Welcome back to another classic matchup. The build-up has been immense and the fan interest has never been higher, taking the nation by storm: the BBC’s social media policy vs Gary Lineker’s personal v
Susan Nightingale gives businesses advice on how to build resilience when dealing with external challenges. During challenging times, access to insight and expertise is more important than ever for small businesses facing external pressures. The British Business Bank recently launched two new guides
Looking forward to next week's budget announcement, Vishal Chopra writes on what to expect from the Spring Statement in the current economic climate. With snow forecast to fall across the central belt this week, spring isn’t quite in the air. Indeed, the months since the Autumn Statement have
Chris Skidmore MP discusses the implications of the Energy Charter Treaty and why the UK should leave it to make progress towards its net zero goals and energy policy. In the Net Zero Review, published earlier this year, I called for the UK to respond to increasing global competition on net zero wit
As we mark International Womens day, Carol Flockhart discusses how more women can be supported to succeed as both entrepreneurs and business leaders. It’s International Women’s Day today. This global event celebrates women’s achievements and highlights some of the core challenges f
Jeremy Glen and Erin Findlay take a look at the state of the UK fintech sector and discuss its future potential. The UK fintech sector is the largest in Europe, second only to the United States globally. As the UK Government aims to strike a balance between innovation and the maintenance of a secure
Nick Pollard, Group Finance Director of the Link Group, writes here in his personal capacity. Is the social housing insurance market on the verge of collapsing, what will this mean and what are the solutions?
As implementation of the Deposit Returns Scheme (DRS) moves forward and the August deadline approaches, the Scottish Government must address business' concerns, bring clarity over logistical issues, and listen to the experience of industry before pushing forward, writes Laura Tainsh. The Scottish Go
Michael Reid, managing partner, Meston Reid & Co, discusses the ways to deal with an overdrawn director's loan account in the case of insolvency. As the number of formal insolvencies begins to increase and there are signs that recessionary pressures in 2023 will witness a further wave of company
With Scotland and the rest of the UK continually missing housebuilding targets, Fraser Mitchell, partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn's Property and Infrastructure team, asks: what are the roadblocks to building?
A pause for reflection may be no bad thing if we are to see a return to a more normal residential property market in Scotland, argues DM Hall's John McHugh. While reports about a slump in house sales and dropping prices quite naturally attract the attention of a headline-hungry press, the reali
Alison McRae, senior director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, discusses the expected negative impacts of the Scottish Government's proposed alcohol advertising ban. Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that she intends to step down was certainly a notable moment last week and it has brought with it
The publication of the 2022 edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) highlights that the perceived risk of bribery and corruption in many countries has shown no improvement — and in some important markets such as the UK is unfortunately worsening — which highlights the
The recent announcement of two successful bids for Scottish freeports is expected to bring significant economic benefits, particularly in manufacturing and accelerating the country's green transformation, writes Stuart McCallum, partner and head of manufacturing, RSM Scotland. With a degree of