Mr Blackledge’s case highlights the potential for serious damage to an individual’s life and reputation if there is a lack of effective remedy to what may become a common scenario.
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The UK Government’s National Security and Investment Bill introduces a new screening process for foreign investment in the UK. The rapid advancement of technological, economic and geopolitical change mean that wider reform of existing powers is considered necessary to protect the UK from potential threats. The new rules don’t come into force fully until 4 January 2022 but, as some of the provisions are retrospective, the changes are immediately relevant to businesses in certain sectors.
The development of a new £9 million life sciences centre located on the Inverness UHI campus is yet another boost to the life sciences sector in the Highlands and Islands, and signals the significant potential for the area to become a hub for the development of life sciences.
2020 saw investment activity dip across some sectors, however the technology sector boomed and there is no sign of the growth easing off.
As part of HM Money Month, Harper Macleod Partner Jo Nisbet asked Andrew Holloway of Johnston Carmichael's Entrepreneurial Taxes team to answer some commonly asked tax-related questions.