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Jon Munnery, an insolvency expert at UK Liquidators, which is managed by Begbies Traynor, explains how the transition to working from home had a domino effect on shopper footfall and what high streets must do to aid recovery. High streets are losing money due to a drop in footfall as a result of the

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Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th

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Dave Philp, head of R&D tax at accountants Chiene + Tait, discusses R&D tax relief and HMRC’s latest crack-down on fraudulent claims. R&D (Research and Development) Tax Relief, introduced in 2000, has made a significant impact encouraging innovative, research-led companies to inves

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Michael Reid, managing partner, Meston Reid & Co, warns businesses to avoid using misleading advertisements. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), the organisation that writes the advertising rules which are enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority, has issued an Enforcement Notic

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Alan McIntosh, managing director of Advice Talks Ltd, which operates the www.advicescotland.com website, is calling on money advisers to think differently about the energy debt crisis. As we all sit on a precipice waiting to find out how much the energy price cap will rise by in October, and whether

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Blair Milne, a specialist in the construction sector and head of restructuring with Azets in Scotland is warning that the construction industry – which employs in excess of 140,000 staff in Scotland – should prepare for payment freezes by clients as the risk of a cash flow lockdown looms

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Emma Reid, financial adviser at Phil Anderson Financial Services, offers advice on financial planning for women. “Being financially literate is a powerful thing, especially for women.” - Otegha Uwagba, Founder of Women Who.

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Kirsteen Maclean, senior associate at law firm BTO, discusses the intricacies of corporate insolvency. Research undertaken by the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3, in Scotland, revealed that the number of insolvency cases (liquidations and receiverships), for the last quarter of 2021, was

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Alistair Wood, an associate at Pinsent Masons discusses Scotland's corporate self-reporting regime. With our separate legal systems, the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland, and as a result civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish

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An­drew Walker, partner and head of corporate growth at Morton Fraser, discusses the role employee businesses could have in boosting the wider UK economy. The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government included a goal to reach 500 employee-owned businesses (EOBs) by 2030. We currently

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Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, passes on advice on what to look for when things are not going well in business. Whilst it is easy to say that the lack of cash to finance ongoing trading is the main reason given for many business failures, a number of operational aspects begi

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