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Latest Articles

  • Unicorns are real, and the sky's the limit for Scottish startups

    Unicorns are real, and the sky's the limit for Scottish startups

    What do the most recent developments in the Scottish tech sector - the sale of Edinburgh-based unicorns Skyscanner and the merger of FanDuel - mean for it's future? Craig Daniels considers the pros and cons, and predicts more success ahead for Scotland's entrepreneurs.

  • New legislation to be introduced to restore classification of registered social landlords

    New legislation to be introduced to restore classification of registered social landlords

    The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has come to the decision that registered social landlords (RSLs) in Scotland are to be classified as public non-financial corporations for the purpose of national accounts and other ONS economic statisticsm adding their borrowing to the public sector balance sheet. Since then the Scottish Government has announced that it intends to introduce new legislation to ensure RSLs are re-classified as private bodies.

  • Time and Tide wait for no man

    Time and Tide wait for no man

    When it comes to enforcing rights and obligations in Scotland, time and tide wait for no man. Rights and obligations in Scotland are subject to statutory rules on time bar as set out in the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.