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Enhanced Level 4 Restrictions - COVID 19 Update

With immediate effect the whole of Mainland Scotland is now subject to enhanced Level 4 restrictions.  With very few exceptions, these restrictions impose a legal requirement upon people leaving home other than for “essential purposes”.  Read more

Changes ahead for Companies House and Company Officers?

The UK government ran a consultation from May to August 2019 on Corporate and Transparency Register Reform.  It was noted that the operations of Companies House had remained largely the same for many years and unfortunately, recently there have been increasing instances of misuse and concerns about accuracy.  The Consultation... Read more

Directors’ duties revisited

Further to our Article Directors Duties in Difficult Times from April 2020, The Chartered Governance Institute has recently published guidance for directors providing a useful summary of their statutory duties and some practical guidance to enable compliance.  Although some points are aimed at public companies, the summary and practical guidance... Read more

Scottish Guidance on House Moves…and other positive news

Following upon the First Ministers announcement of Tuesday 22nd September 2020 regarding restrictions being further tightened as a result of a recent surge in Covid 19 cases, clarification on “house moves” has now been issued by the Scottish Government. Read more

Why it pays to stick to the redundancy consultation requirements

It is clear that the current Coronavirus pandemic is having the biggest impact on employment since the Oil and Gas downturn in 2007. As a result of these ever-changing times, and while facing the potential of mass redundancies, it may be tempting to gloss over consultation requirements. Read more

Going it alone in 2020?

Have you made a career decision during lockdown to go it alone in 2020? Read more

Filing Requirements – Temporary Modifications

The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 came into force on 27 June 2020.  These Regulations introduce measures which allow businesses more time to deal with company administration matters meaning they can focus on the operation of their business. Read more

What can we expect to happen next?

Whilst we are delighted to report that our Cults and Aboyne branch office staff are now able to carry out viewings and market appraisals in person, and whilst viewing enquiries have already surpassed this time last year, this is not a return to “normality” by any means. Read more

Mackinnons welcome the re-opening of the housing market

As lockdown restrictions finally are eased, we are delighted to see the re-opening of the Scottish housing market. Read more

“What Next for the Scottish Housing Market?”

We now have a published Scottish Route Map the way ahead and, hopefully, out of the Coronavirus Pandemic for many, in the week to come, this will finally provide a welcome removal of some of the practical restraints of moving house but – for a multitude of reasons – this... Read more
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Directors’ duties revisited

Further to our Article Directors Duties in Difficult Times from April 2020, The Chartered Governance Institute has recently published guidance for directors providing a useful summary of their statutory duties and some practical guidance to enable compliance.

Read More