Stuart MacPherson, business services manager at Meston Reid & Co, considers the tax challenges for hospitality businesses emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK’s hospitality sector has been harder hit than most by the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequent restrictions.
Ian McMonagle, a Chartered Tax Adviser who sits on the Scottish Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and taxation director at Russell & Russell, business advisers, details the intricacies of the tax system and why most conversations start with ‘it depends’. Whenever anyo
Thomas Moore, senior investment director at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), shares his views on why UK equities are back in favour. It’s now a little over five years since the Brexit referendum and over that period UK equities have found themselves decidedly unloved on account of a n
Alan Meek, partner and head of Morton Fraser's restructuring and insolvency team, discusses the intricacies of limited liability. In this two-part article, we highlight for directors some of the main ways in which the general protection of limited liability does not apply or can be lost.
Michael Reid, managing partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, highlights the need to communicate with HMRC. There’s been a great deal of talk in recent months around the various options open to any business looking to deal with creditor pressure now that tra
Douglas Roberts, partner at law firm Lindsays, discusses the economic benefits of employee-ownership in Scotland. By 2030, the Scottish Government hopes the country will be home to 500 employee-owned companies. It’s an ambitious target which requires sustained focus, but I’m in no doubt
Cat MacLean, partner and head of dispute resolution at MBM Commercial, explores the judgment issued yesterday morning in Sekers v Clydesdale  CSOH 89. Online fraud has been on the rise for many years. The advent of lockdown and working from home has seen the volume of attacks increase by one t
Alan Meek, partner and head of Morton Fraser's restructuring and insolvency team, discusses the intricacies of limited liability. Limited liability is one of the fundamental concepts in our understanding of company law.
David Alexander, managing director of property firm DJ Alexander, discusses the potential setbacks of introducing rent-controlled areas in Scotland. When an economy is laid low by war, famine, pestilence or – most recently – by a global pandemic, one factor is crucial to eventual recover
James Irving-Lewis of Phil Anderson Financial Services in Aberdeen discusses the COVID-19 insurance myth. With more than 1.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide and fears that 80% of the UK population will fall ill as a result, many people are looking to their insurance provi
Yvonne Evans, senior lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee, author of the Trusts, Trustees and Judicial Factors reissue of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and member of the Law Society of Scotland's Trusts and Succession Committee, reflects on the importance of trusts to the Scottish economy,
The post-covid economic recovery in the UK is being channelled towards regional cities, according to Martha Peyton, managing director and head of global applied research at Aegon Asset Management. The long-term structural trends of demographic change and Brexit are having a transformational effect o
Ian McMonagle, chartered tax adviser who sits on the Scottish Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and taxation director at Russell & Russell, business advisers, warns opportunistic landlords of HMRC's interest in letting property to accommodate delegates at forthcoming COP26 in Gla
Tom Dorner and Stuart Brown, managers of the Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Europe ex UK Equity Income Fund (OEIC), make the case for European Equity Income, assess what is driving the market and discuss the outlook for the sector and recent fund activity. European equity markets continued thei
Andrew Pollard, director of Falkirk-based Ahead Business Consulting, offers practical tips to businesses to avoid cyber attacks. What do Hackney Council, Amex, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Foxton's Estate Agent, Mersey Rail, Furniture Village and the Salvation Army all have in common? T