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John Kiely, solicitor at Fragomen, looks at the prospect of more international arrivals in Scottish football due to the changes in the transfer rules. Money’s notoriously tight in Scottish football. So, could new transfer rules see clubs yield better value for money by signing the best talent

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Tom Stocker, partner and head of corporate crime, Pinsent Masons, discusses the impact of the Bribery Act on the business community. As the Bribery Act 2010 approaches its 10th birthday on 1 July, it is widely recognised as an excellent piece of legislation which transformed the corporate compliance

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Kirsty Greenhill, virtual finance function senior manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), discusses why location no longer hinders businesses' finance function. There is a big push to ‘shop local’ to help reduce the carbon footprint of our food and drink products from field to pl

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Brian Robb, payroll manager at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), warns firms who utilised the furlough scheme to prepare for a compliance check. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) began in March 2020 and was a lifeline to many businesses.

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Stuart Robertson, partner and head of employment law at Gilson Gray, discusses the end of furlough and highlights why redundancy is not the only option for employers. With 30 September signalling the termination of furlough support from the UK government, barring any change of heart, it is inevitabl

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Mark Brown, partner at Aberdeen chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co, has warned businesses who have accessed schemes such as furlough and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to prepare for additional checks on their practices. HMRC is getting serious about pursuing frau

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Scottish entrepreneur Lee Fitzpatrick offers suggestions of how businesses can focus on the longer-term in their digital marketing strategies. Who wouldn’t want better sales, bigger balance sheets and a quick hit turnaround in 2021? After the year or so we’ve all had, SMEs surely deserve

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Just as the summer is about to begin in earnest, new VAT rules affecting UK suppliers selling goods and services online to EU consumers could dampen the mood for some businesses, writes Iain Masterton. The new EU VAT rules for B2C sales, being introduced on 1 July, come on the back of Brexit and are

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The COP26 summit offers an opportunity for Scotland to put the global spotlight on green finance, writes Sandy Begbie. Over the last decade the financial services sector has faced many challenges. From the reputational damage of the 2008 financial crisis through to adapting to a new post-Brexit trad

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