Tom Duguid: GAAR gearing up to take evasion out of the equation

There are at least three major tax changes that will come into effect during the 2013/14 tax year:- the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) the statutory residence test; and new taxes...

Haig Bathgate comments on the aftermath of the Cyprus crisis in The Scotsman

With the Cyprus bailout package now sealed, Haig Bathgate discusses the questions raised by the latest bank crisis with Jeff Salway of The Scotsman. Haig believes that fear that Cyprus...

The Budget 2013: Haig Bathgate comments in The Scotsman on which investors will win and who will lose

Haig BathgateChief Investment Officer, Turcan Connell Asset Management George Osborne's 2013 budget has reinforced our central belief that global equity markets continue to offer a better opportunity than gilts. The...

Ian McGowan comments on the tax implications of the 2013 UK Budget

The Budget was largely predictable. With an underlying acknowledgement of the need to stimulate growth and create jobs, the Chancellor said this was a Budget for people who aspire to...

Haig Bathgate: Cyprus – a storm in a teacup?

While markets may have been spooked the last few days by the Eurozone's bailout of Cyprus, that has more to do with the EU and IMF making a meal of...

Haig Bathgate comments on the 2013 UK Budget in The Scotsman

Haig Bathgate speaks to The Scotsman as one of a number of economists who view the Chancellor's new remit for the Bank of England as a missed opportunity that is...

Douglas Connell responds to the Chancellor's 2013 Budget announcement

Following the delivery of Chancellor George Osborne's 2013 Budget for the"aspiration nation", Douglas Connell comments on the changes and the effects they will have.

2013 UK Budget Response: A mixed bag of a budget (with a silver bullet for housing)

The economic outlook is bleak – there's no doubt about that with the growth forecast cut by half for this year. But the Chancellor's decision to help the housing market...

Haig Bathgate comments on the performance of government bonds on Bloomberg

Haig Bathgate talks with Lukanyo Mnyanda of Bloomberg about what lies ahead for gilts and speculation surrounding the Chancellor's pending budget announcement. Money managers in Edinburgh agree that the Bank...

FLAGS unfurled: Alasdair Loudon comments on the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland

As the first Scottish family law cases to be taken to arbitration run their course, Alasdair Loudon and three of his peers review the scheme's first two years. The implementation...

Linlithgow artist wins watercolour award

Linlithgow artist Ewan John has won the £250 Turcan Connell Prize at the 133rd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour which opened on Thursday (28th...