Blogs



Philip Munn: Construction sector faces perfect storm of VAT issues

RSM VAT partner Philip Munn on the raft of VAT changes coming into force in October. Unless HMRC ...

Published 6 September 2019

Mark O’Neill: An MoT test for your building

DM Hall’s Mark O’Neill on how Energy Performance Certificates can still prove their wort ...

Published 6 September 2019

Fraser Mitchell: Infrastructure levy a chance to clarify planning process

Fraser Mitchell, planning partner at law firm Shoosmiths in Edinburgh, warns that the Scottish Gover ...

Published 2 September 2019

Dave Forrester: Lightning doesn’t strike twice – but once is often enough

Dave Forrester of SELECT discusses recent thunder and lightning storms that have been affecting Edin ...

Published 30 August 2019

Stephen Barker: Masterplans that deliver, not gather dust

Halliday Fraser Munro’s Stephen Barker argues the role of masterplanning is as relevant and im ...

Published 30 August 2019

Christoph Ackermann: Designing knowledge cauldrons

BDP principal Christoph Ackermann discusses the architectural process for designing buildings for kn ...

Published 20 August 2019

Stephen Garvin: Reshaping the Building Standards system

The Scottish Government’s head of building standards Stephen Garvin shares the latest work of ...

Published 14 August 2019

Alex Nicholson: No time to waste on construction VAT changes

Accountant Alex Nicholson warns Scottish construction firms to act now in preparation for the VAT do ...

Published 8 August 2019

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) B ...

Published 7 August 2019

Euan Bell: VAT disruption could cause ‘chaos’ among construction SMEs

Construction finance specialist Euan Bell offers his insight into how the upcoming VAT changes withi ...

Published 6 August 2019

Hazel Davies: The renaissance in urban living

After a century of flight to the suburbs, urban living has come into vogue for a variety of reasons. ...

Published 2 August 2019

Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how ...

Published 2 August 2019

Peter Aramayo: Commitment to connecting Scotland’s communities

Mabey Hire projects director Peter Aramayo on the importance of temporary bridging in rural areas. ...

Published 1 August 2019

Open letter from chief planner John McNairney

With the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 receiving Royal Assent last week, chief planner John McNairney ...

Published 31 July 2019

Foundations for equality: LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the construction sector

Lawyers Sarah Wales, Fiona Graham and Curtis Fox explore how the construction sector can promote inc ...

Published 31 July 2019