In the aftermath of the Credit Crunch, many property companies were able to negotiate a debt discount as part of a re-finance either with their existing lender or their 'new' lender following a loan book sale and, indeed, many of these negotiations are still taking place.
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For businesses, zero hours contracts is a topic that won't go away. It's been a focus of the General Election campaign, with promises being made by different parties about how they are to be dealt with in the future, and calls for such contracts to be banned in their entirety. However, in the heat of the election battle, it should not be forgotten that there are already proposed measures in legislation before Parliament, recommended by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
On the 3rd April I travelled across to Tenerife with Scottish Athletics Director of coaching Rodger Harkins and a mixture of Scottish and English athletes to take part in a hot weather training camp and spent seven days in a lovely 30°C heat.
Paula Skinner has been an advocate of crowdfunding since the days it was seen as a fad. Now that alternative finance is established as a form of corporate funding, what does the future hold?
The Conservative Party's announcement that, if still in power after the General Election, it will extend the Right to Buy (RTB) to up to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England, could scarcely present a starker contrast to the position in Scotland, where legislation to abolish the RTB entirely is already on the statute books.