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A final pull of the plug? The most tax efficient way & time to close a business.

23 June 2020

A final pull of the plug? The most tax efficien...

Having completed his dissertation, my youngest son has been lucky enough to be taken on five days a …

New restructuring legislation every director should be aware of

22 May 2020

New restructuring legislation every director sh...

With traditional retail on its knees and hospitality and leisure in melt down, the Corporate Insolve…

Scottish construction failure rate rises

28 June 2019

Scottish construction failure rate rises

The number of business failures in 2018 in the Scottish construction sector was the highest annual f…

More CVAs following Arcadia on the way as retail sector problems continue

14 June 2019

More CVAs following Arcadia on the way as retai...


There are likely to be many more Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) for retailers following the r…

Scottish retail has highest ever quarter for insolvencies

03 May 2019

Scottish retail has highest ever quarter for in...


The Scottish retail sector had its highest ever quarter for insolvencies in the first three months o…

Administrators appointed to Big Data for Humans Ltd

29 April 2019

Administrators appointed to Big Data for Humans...

Eileen Blackburn and Brian Milne, of leading accountants and business advisers French Duncan LLP, ha…

Scottish corporate failures rose 33.9% in the first quarter

24 April 2019

Scottish corporate failures rose 33.9% in the f...


The number of Scottish firms failing in the first quarter of 2019 rose 33.9% compared to the last qu…

Debenhams administration is latest sign of problems in the retail sector

10 April 2019

Debenhams administration is latest sign of prob...

Debenhams administration is simply the latest sign of longstanding problems within the retail sector…

French Duncan appointed provisional liquidators of ADF Architects

08 March 2019

French Duncan appointed provisional liquidators...

Brian Milne of leading accountants and business advisers French Duncan LLP, was appointed Provisiona…

New Corporate Insolvency Rules for Scotland

04 March 2019

New Corporate Insolvency Rules for Scotland

In the Autumn of 2018, two new sets of corporate insolvency rules were released in Scotland, both of…

Liquidators appointed to Hourstons Ltd

01 March 2019

Liquidators appointed to Hourstons Ltd

Linda Barr and Eileen Blackburn, of leading accountants and business advisers French Duncan LLP, hav…

Scottish retailers go bust at rate of over one a week for the last ten years

26 February 2019

Scottish retailers go bust at rate of over one...


The number of retailers in Scotland going bust has been at rate of just over one a week for the last…

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