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Kelly Hardman: Salary threshold increases pose recruitment challenges for Scottish hospitality sector

Published 3 hours ago

Scotland’s hospitality sector is posed with staffing difficulties as the UK government implements new salary thresholds for hiring overseas talent, writes Kelly Hardman.

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Kieran Thrall: Court decides notice is a condition precedent for loss and expense claims

Published 5 days ago

BTO solicitor Kieran Thrall and trainee solicitor Kate Ross explain a determination by the Outer House that notification of loss and expense claims is a condition precedent to entitlement and highlight its implications for the construction industry.

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Neil Collar: Planning law - differences between England and Scotland

Published 5 days ago

With changes upcoming to the time limit for enforcement action in England for breaches of planning control, Brodies partner Neil Collar and associate George Sismey-Durrant highlight other differences in planning law between England and Scotland.

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David Young: Three ‘D’ megatrends will shape the investment landscape

Published 5 days ago

Governments alone do not have enough capital to fund the infrastructure required to address imminent economic challenges and meet future targets, writes David Young.

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Janey Milligan: Adjudication has revolutionised disputes in the construction industry

Published 6 days ago

Janey Milligan, managing director of Construction Dispute Resolution, discusses the rise in construction adjudication cases being witnessed at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Marcus Di Rollo: Rent cap changes won’t fix Scotland’s housing market challenges

Published 6 days ago

Marcus Di Rollo discusses the housing crisis in Scotland, considering the implications of rental market policies like the rent cap for both landlords and tenants.

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Graham Alexander: Charting a course to realise blue economy’s potential

Published 1 week ago

Graham Alexander delves into the challenges hindering the UK’s utilisation of the vast opportunities within the subsea sector, highlighting fiscal instability, lack of clear policy direction, and the need for a cohesive national industrial strategy to unlock the sector’s potential.

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Scott Webster: Preparing for the new UK non-domiciliary regime

Published 1 week ago

Tax expert Scott Webster delves into the new residence-based system which will replace the existing non-dom regime from next year.

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Chris McGinn: ‘Carbon jargon’ is barrier to net zero progress

Published 1 week ago

Chris McGinn, commercial manager at PfH Scotland, believes Scottish social landlords need to get back to basics when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of their homes.

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Jenny Davies: Key workers have nowhere to stay - and it’s threatening the services in our communities

Published 1 week ago

Jenny Davies, associate director at Scottish Futures Trust, details the issues faced by key workers struggling to find affordable places to live and highlights some example solutions from around the country.

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Paul Hilton: Homeowners need more support from the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Bill

Published 1 week ago

Paul Hilton, the CEO of property portal ESPC, explains why homeowners (whether owner-occupiers or landlords) need more support from the Scottish Government’s upcoming Heat in Buildings Bill, for which ESPC was recently part of the consultation.

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Moira Gordon: Increasingly punitive rates regime could have harmful long-term consequences

Published 2 weeks ago

Moira Gordon discusses how the Aberdeen City Council’s decision to scrap Empty Rates Relief (ERR) to address budget shortfalls may have unintended consequences for businesses across Scotland, as it could negatively impact investor appetite for the city and widen the gap with England’s favourable business rates regime.

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John Perry: The housing emergency - Scotland is already in the grip of plummeting affordable housing investment

Published 2 weeks ago

UK Housing Review author and editor John Perry delves into one of the Scottish-focused chapters from this year’s publication.

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Martin Joyce: Driving innovation and regeneration can help supercharge growth

Published 3 weeks ago

Clyde Gateway’s approach to fostering an innovation economy can be replicated to encourage growth across Scotland, says executive director of regeneration Martin Joyce.

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Dan Gates: New homes ban direct emission heating systems in Scotland

Published 3 weeks ago

After regulations that require all new buildings constructed with a new building warrant to be fitted with clean heating came into effect on April 1st, Luths Services director/engineer Dan Gates examines the new legislation.

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