Tax Health Check

The media has been full of news stories recently about aggressive tax avoidance, and how it is every taxpayer's duty to pay the right amount of tax. The reporting has...

D-Day for US money printing - Haig Bathgate

It's the moment of reckoning that many investors have been dreading, amid predictions of fresh market turbulence and even a bond market meltdown.When the US Federal Reserve meets later this...

Haig Bathgate on BBC Radio Good Morning Scotland - 06th September 2013

Global markets are keeping a close eye on US unemployment figures, as lower jobless numbers make it more likely for the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy soon, according to...

Tapering talk leads to market uncertainty - Haig Bathgate on the BBC

The imminent release of the US Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes has spooked markets recently, with investors speculating that policy makers are looking to pull back, or taper, their quantitative...

Derek Blaik discusses pensions in The Herald's Private Wealth magazine

On 6th April next year the Government's plan to reduce the size of the amount any individual can invest in their pension comes into effect. From that date the annual...

Do I need a Will? Alexander Garden explains why you do

Under Scots law there is the general presumption that each of us is free to leave our assets to whom we want but only a relatively small proportion of the...

Haig Bathgate named in Citywires top 10 calls of 2013

Citywire's Harriet Dodd names 10 wealth managers and their top calls so far this year. Chief Investment Officer, Haig Bathgate is selected as one of those experts as he reveals...

Donald Simpson provides essential checklist for the new UK residence rules

Donald Simpson provides essential checklist for the new UK residence rules. Donald Simpson, a Partner specialising in international tax affairs, writes for expatmoneychannel on the small print in the new...

Britain's banks; BoE forward guidance - Haig Bathgate on BBC Radio Scotland

Britain's banks will be at the centre of the news spotlight this week as Barclays gives details on plans to raise more money and Royal Bank of Scotland sheds light...

The Divorce Doctors: What happens when my civil partnership ends?

Our Divorce and Family Law Team is working with The Herald to advise you on the challenges faced during separation or divorce. The Divorce Doctors are always ready to answer...

Lisa Naylor comments on heritage properties in The Scotsman

Across Scotland we are increasingly seeing so-called"heritage properties" being used for commercial activities. This form of commercial property throws up some unique challenges, however. This is evident with diversification and...

Positive news for the UK economy due this week - Haig Bathgate

UK policy makers should receive good news on the economy later this week when preliminary estimates for gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter are released on Thursday,...