Monthly Archives: August 2016

MSM Residential Property Report – August 2016

We’ve just released the latest MSM Residential Property Report. Based on the Registers of Scotland quarterly property statistics, our Report looks at the price and volume movements for property throughout Scotland and focuses on our own local areas of Renfrewshire and … Continue reading

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Newly qualified driver keeps his license because of “Special Reasons”

In a recent case in Lerwick Sheriff Court the Sheriff was asked to consider whether special reasons existed not to endorse the license of a young man who was caught driving his mother’s car without insurance. The facts of the … Continue reading

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HM Treasury signals new “get tough” policy against Tax avoidance advisers

Ever since the current regime of challenge to aggressive tax avoidance was introduced, professional advisers who dreamt up these schemes seem to have been immune from any penalty or redress. Not so any more. Tax avoidance schemes are, as the … Continue reading

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Bank of England cuts base rate by 0.25% – what does that mean for you?

It is unlikely to have escaped your notice that earlier today the Governor of the Bank of England announced a 0.25% cut in the Base Rate. The Bank of England Base Rate is the rate that normal High Street Banks … Continue reading

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Put it beyond doubt, write it down!

A recently decided Appeal case in the Inner House of the Court of Session shows just how important it is to write down arrangements you have with relatives and friends and how an agreement or promise someone puts in a … Continue reading

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