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Euan Cluness: New security fit for business

Published 2 days ago

Many would acknowledge that Scots law in relation to security over moveables has been behind the curve for some considerable time and that businesses based in or conducting business in Scotland have been disadvantaged as a result, writes Euan Cluness.

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Jo Armstrong: Importance of CFOs in Scotland’s public sector

Published 3 days ago

As Scotland’s councils are increasingly faced with tough budget decisions, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is critical in ensuring financial sustainability and stability in local government, writes Jo Armstrong – chair of Audit Scotland’s Accounts Commission.

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Zander Muego: Why a more considered approach is key to decarbonising UK housing

Published 1 week ago

Zander Muego discusses the complexities of decarbonising the UK’s existing housing stock, particularly social housing, in the pursuit of net zero targets while addressing fuel poverty and ensuring wider community benefits.

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Paul Hilton: Can the new Labour government help fix Scotland’s housing emergency?

Published 1 week ago

CEO of Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton, shares his thoughts on how the new UK government could help to bring about much-needed change in Scotland’s housing.

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Caitlin Armstrong: What can B2B businesses in Scotland learn from the fashion industry?

Published 1 week ago

Caitlin Armstrong takes a look at what B2B businesses can learn from the fashion industry.

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Kirsty Gallacher: Short-term lets reform not radical enough

Published 2 weeks ago

The Scottish government is seeking to address some of the overly restrictive aspects of the short-term let licensing rules, but the measures may not be enough to tackle “unnecessary” regulation and financial burdens faced by the Scottish tourism industry, writes Kirsty Gallacher.

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Jane Wood: The urgent need to revive Scotland’s SME home building sector

Published 2 weeks ago

Jane Wood, chief executive of Homes for Scotland, discusses the alarming decline of small and medium-sized home builders in Scotland and its impact on the housing crisis, emphasising the need for urgent policy reforms to support the sector.

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Ian Woods: Sector-by-sector look at Scotland’s rejuvenated commercial property landscape

Published 2 weeks ago

Funders are out in force and looking for opportunities as the commercial property sector in Scotland once again demonstrates its resilience, writes Ian Woods as he analyses trends in various sectors and critiques government policies.

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Sally Clark: University fraud case highlights risk to employers

Published 3 weeks ago

Corporate and financial crime lawyer Sally Clark looks at the recent procurement fraud case at the University of Edinburgh, advising businesses and public sector organisations on steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of falling victim to such a fraud.

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Aimee Gibbons: How Superdry’s restructure could reshape retail leasing

Published 3 weeks ago

Aimee Gibbons delves into Superdry’s plans to implement a restructuring strategy involving store closures and rent reductions, discussing the legal and operational aspects of this process and its implications for other struggling retailers.

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Jon Turner: Customer engagement – ever evolving, ever expanding

Published 3 weeks ago

Jon Turner, Link Group chief executive officer, discusses the importance of customer engagement.

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Pippa Samphier: Tax reform needed to level the playing field in Scotland

Published 3 weeks ago

Pippa Samphier discusses the need for tax reform as the Scottish Government reconsiders its progressive taxation policy and Labour proposes significant tax increases.

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Fraser Lynes: Addressing the Scottish housing crisis – A call for pragmatic solutions

Published 3 weeks ago

Fraser Lynes, managing director of Cruden Homes, discusses the Scottish housing crises and the limitations of the NPF4.

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Alison Woods: Employers should prepare for reform

Published 3 weeks ago

Employment law specialist Alison Woods takes a look at the differences in employment law reform proposals among the main UK parties, and discusses what both employees and employers should expect.

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Brian Inkster: Why you should support alternative business structures

Published 3 weeks ago

Solicitors should support alternative business structures at the AGM of the Law Society of Scotland on Thursday, writes Brian Inkster.

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