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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

It's never too early...

A recent report by the organisation Solicitors for the Elderly has highlighted a potential crisis looming as the gap increases between the number of people likely to lose capacity and the number of people who have Powers of Attorney in place.  The report warns that as many as 12 million people in the UK at risk of developing dementia have not made arrangements to appoint an Attorney to look after their affairs in the event of future incapacity. 

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UK Government’s Brexit White Paper: from the perspective of Scottish businesses

Within an hour of MPs in the House of Commons receiving the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper setting out its negotiating position, the Secretary of State for Scotland engaged proactively with a roundtable discussion with Scottish business and industry body leaders, hosted by the Law Society of Scotland.

Given the Brexit interventions of President Trump, a “fasten seatbelts” sign was issued to warn Scottish business leaders that political turbulence was inevitable.

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CVAs – Timeless Fashion Or Closing Time?

Company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) are very much ‘en vogue’. Why? Growth of online shopping, Brexit uncertainty, increased export costs, drop in consumer confidence and spend, increases in business rates, rising labour costs and long term inflexible lease costs.  All of these been cited as factors contributing to financial difficulties for bricks and mortar operators in the UK retail, fashion and casual dining sectors.   

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