The Retail Distribution Review (RDR)

From 31st December the way financial advice is provided in the UK is changing in three key ways. Giving people confidence they are getting the correct advice is at the...

Louise Patterson discusses the role of an executor in The Scotsman

When asked who they wish to deal with the administration of their estate, most people will select family members or professional advisers.But what's not always apparent is the extent of...

Haig Bathgate discusses ECB regulation on Good Morning Scotland

George Osborne faces some hard choices after the EU agreed to create a pan-European framework for supervising banks, and the next governor of the Bank of England suggested it might...

Douglas Connell appointed new Chair of Museums Galleries Scotland Board

Douglas Connell has been appointed as the new Chair of the Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) Board. MGS works on behalf of a sector of 350 museums and galleries, welcoming 23.5...

Simon Mackintosh discusses reform in the charity sector

Simon Mackintosh talks to Maggie Stanfield about reform within the Scottish charity sector in The Scotsman's Business of Charities supplement. Charities are big business these days. Many third-sector organisations are...

Charity Partner Gavin McEwan discusses OSCR's Statement Of Recommended Practice

The Statement Of Recommended Practice, created seven years ago by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and shared with the Charities Commission in England and Wales, is a...

Gavin McEwan: Restricted funds in Scotland

Gavin McEwan explains how new regulations in Scotland enable charities to free-up restricted funds in the Charity Finance December issue. New Scottish regulations which came into force on 1st November...