Blogs



Shirley McIntosh: Legal sector faces new challenges thanks to property tax changes

Shirley McIntosh, tax partner at RSM, discusses the new challenges facing the legal sector amid changes in property tax.

Published 5 February 2020

Nicola Barclay: Marking 20 years of Homes for Scotland

With 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of trade body Homes for Scotland, chief executive Nicola Barclay considers the changes that have (or more significantly haven’t) taken place on what is her own 4th year anniversary in the job.

Published 3 February 2020

Euan Leitch: Scottish House Condition Survey & Tenement Maintenance

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) director Euan Leitch reflects on the Scottish Government’s response to recommendations from the Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance and the recent Scottish House Condition Survey 2018 findings.

Published 31 January 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Cladding – what you need to know for 2020

Trainee solicitor at Jones Whyte Law, Lauren Hazlie, provides information on high rise cladding and what people should be aware of when looking to buy or sell a property which has inappropriate cladding.

Published 31 January 2020

Elaine McIlroy: MAC report recommendations could simplify new immigration system

Elaine McIlroy, a partner at Brodies LLP, outlines proposed changes to the immigration system and what this means for employers.

Published 29 January 2020

Marion Forbes: New Year, new job?

As January is often the time of year when more people than normal are looking for a new role, Mactaggart & Mickel’s HR director Marion Forbes has provided a series of interview tips.

Published 24 January 2020

Alastair McCoan: Don't let dilapidations leave a business move in disrepair

Alastair McCoan, building consultancy partner at Knight Frank Glasgow, discusses how businesses can avoid being hit with a large dilapidations bill when making an office move.

Published 23 January 2020

Just A Minute with Cube Glass director Gary Thorn

The latest participant in our Just a Minute feature is Gary Thorn, director at Cube Glass, which designs, supplies and installs a variety of products involving aluminium and glass.

Published 22 January 2020

Sally Orton: Blue Monday 2020 - Protecting the mental health of employees

To mark Blue Monday 2020, Sally Orton shares her wealth of experience in helping construction businesses to identify and effectively manage poor mental health in the workplace.

Published 20 January 2020

Alex Orr: Draft proposal published for capital’s development

As the City of Edinburgh Council publishes its plan for the sustainable development of the city until 2030, Alex Orr outlines what the proposals mean for greenbelt development, affordable housing, short-term lets and more.

Published 17 January 2020

Just a Minute with SELECT MD Alan Wilson

The latest participant in our Just a Minute feature is Alan Wilson, managing director of SELECT, the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.

Published 15 January 2020

Charlie Leask: Property manager skills need to evolve with the industry

James Gibb property manager Charlie Leask details his experiences to date and how a Heriot-Watt University course will arm him and future property managers with futurefit skills.

Published 15 January 2020

Kathryn Kelly and Lorna MacFarlane: Scotland launches Consultation Paper on retention in Scotland

Dentons’ Kathryn Kelly and Lorna MacFarlane discuss the launch of a consultation on the use of cash retentions in Scotland.

Published 13 January 2020

Blog: National Planning Framework 4 – Early Engagement now under way

In this blog, the Scottish Government reveals that the early engagement period for the 4th National Planning Framework is now under way.

Published 10 January 2020

Bruce Craig: HSE prosecutions at all time low but businesses must maintain standards

Health and safety expert Bruce Craig warns that while prosecutions for breaching health and safety laws are at record low levels, businesses have a duty to maintain the highest standards.

Published 9 January 2020