Industry News & Insight

We post regularly in our news and insight section discussing current industry topics, covering all divisions within the Group.

Management Buyout: What are the benefits and how is it funded?

September 14, 2023

Selling a business can be a complex process and not least when trying to find the ideal buyer. Business owners who are looking to sell […]

Landlords – Navigating the Waters of Unintended Consequences

Challenges Faced by Residential Landlords with Multiple Property Ownership in Scotland The landscape of residential property ownership in Scotland has undergone significant shifts in recent […]

Why insolvency law & practice is always a work in progress

The Insolvency Service has just published its three-year review of the implementation of the latest piece of UK insolvency legislation, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance […]

Reputation management issues don’t only impact big business

August 10, 2023

In our interconnected world and rolling news cycles, reputation damage can occur at a lightening pace. Two very recent examples include the crisis at CBI […]

Interest rate rises hitting embattled care home finances hard

A wide-ranging article this week in the Financial Times highlighted the plight of care home finances as operators struggle with surging interest rates. The article […]

Business insolvencies soar by 60% in June

The corporate insolvency statistics for June 2023 published today show an ongoing and worrying trend for UK businesses. A perfect storm of interest rate rises, […]

Scottish care home closures surge as deadlock over state funding continues

The appointment of Opus Restructuring & Insolvency as provisional liquidators to supervise the continuing trading and eventual winding down / closure of Hogganfield care home […]

Fixed and floating charges – a crucial new judgement

Those outside the lending and insolvency communities could be forgiven for struggling to understand the difference between Fixed and Floating Charges over business assets and […]

Mixed signals on UK business borrowing and investment

June 22, 2023

The latest figures from UK Finance on business finance and from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on investment have left pundits wondering where […]

Business decline and turnaround – spotting the warning signs and acting decisively

All businesses go through phases and cycles: from formation to growth to plateauing and, in some cases, on into decline and beyond. Good management sees […]