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Coronavirus “Bounce Back” Loan Scheme

In response to criticism from businesses that the administration of the CBILS scheme has been too slow to meet their urgent need for…


Posted on 28th April 2020

Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS): Changes and Updates

Extended Support for SMEs The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans, yesterday, to revise the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan…


Posted on 3rd April 2020

Goodbye Wrongful Trading and Welcome to the UK, Chapter 11?

On 28 March 2020, Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced new insolvency measures to help businesses pull through the coronavirus crisis…


Posted on 30th March 2020

Coronavirus: UK Government support for the Self-Employed

On 26 March  the Chancellor announced his plan to help self-employed individuals who are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the…


Posted on 27th March 2020

Coronavirus: UK Government Support for SMEs

The Chancellor and the Scottish Government have introduced a number of measures to support SMEs amid the disruption caused by COVID-19. …


Posted on 24th March 2020

University Spin-outs play role in Scotland's economic growth

In late 2019, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, published a report on industry engagement and the…


Posted on 25th February 2020

Exit Day: What Happens Next for Data Protection?

Whether you sit in the pro-Brexit camp or in the Remain camp, Exit Day is here. We must now all accept that the UK will leave the EU at…


Posted on 31st January 2020

Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas: Gift cash and not vouchers!

Christmas time is nearly upon us and inevitably thoughts turn to the dreaded question of what gifts to buy for family and friends. In the…


Posted on 3rd December 2019

Mothercare; More misery for the UK High Street

Following on from my recent article on the collapse of Watt Brothers and Bonmarche, it is a great shame to now have to report on the…


Posted on 7th November 2019

Alexa – can I stay in Gourock

Amazon faces eviction from its Gourock “fulfilment centre” after having ignored a notice to quit from its landlord, M7 Real Estate…


Posted on 17th October 2019

Thomas Cook – A Very Bumpy Landing

What Has Gone Wrong? On the surface, it is not hard to see what may have gone wrong over the past 8 years since the last restructuring of…


Posted on 24th September 2019

Brexit and Business Continuity: is there such a thing?

When it comes to Brexit, no one seems to know what tomorrow will bring - particularly in the event of no deal scenario.  With Boris Johnson…


Posted on 18th September 2019

The Growing Business of Franchising

Franchising is a common way of scaling a business quickly.  The world’s largest franchises are household names: McDonald’s, Subway,…


Posted on 23rd May 2019

The Scottish Government's GP Sustainability Fund.

In November 2017 the Scottish Government announced that it would create the GP Sustainability Fund. Decisions for the first round of…


Posted on 5th April 2019

Is tourism really everyone’s business?

Tourism is a key contributor to Scotland’s economy and if statistics are to be believed, we now have more tourists visiting our Country…


Posted on 22nd March 2019

What does the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill mean for you?

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce the Non Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish parliament in the coming weeks, and…


Posted on 15th March 2019

Selling your dental practice to the corporates

Over the years, the prospect of selling to one of the corporates was at times seen as like selling your soul to the devil. The view from…


Posted on 7th February 2019

The Age of the Digital Revolution

In reading last week that Netflix had added another 9 million subscribers to its service in the last quarter I paused to reflect; not so…


Posted on 28th January 2019

Phrases used in contract negotiations and what they mean.

Following my blog last week - What to look out for in contract negotiations, I have some further reflections on points that are often made…


Posted on 5th September 2018

What to look out for in contract negotiations

I thought I’d do a series of blogs with some reflections on points that are often made in contract negotiations.  They come up quite a lot…


Posted on 28th August 2018

The Growth of Fintech in Scotland

The development of a dynamic relationship between the traditional banking sector in Scotland and the emerging fintech scene started off…


Posted on 28th August 2018

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