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09/10/14 – Matthew Gray’s comments on the proposed reforms to stamp duty in the Scottish Budget

09/10/14 – Matthew Gray’s comments on the proposed reforms to stamp duty in the Scottish Budget

9 October, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Matthew Gray is Managing Director of Property Services at Gilson Gray LLP and the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) Scottish Representative, comments on the proposed reforms to stamp duty tax announced in the Scottish Budget today: The proposed changes to reform stamp duty tax and ... read more...
04/09/14 – My two weeks with Gilson Gray

04/09/14 – My two weeks with Gilson Gray

4 September, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
I thoroughly enjoyed my two-week summer placement at Gilson Gray. From the moment I arrived at the Edinburgh office, we were welcomed by a friendly, approachable team. I quickly realised that everybody had incredible drive and ambition to create a successful business through coordination of ... read more...
04/09/14 – How flexible do you need to be?

04/09/14 – How flexible do you need to be?

4 September, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
From 30th June 2014 all employees are now entitled to request flexible working under the Employment Rights Act 1996. Prior to June 2014 the right applied only to the parents of children under seventeen or eighteen, provided the employee cared for a disabled child or had caring responsibilities ... read more...
04/09/14 – Wonga’s attempt at re-branding.. Should come as no surprise.

04/09/14 – Wonga’s attempt at re-branding.. Should come as no surprise.

4 September, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Wonga, the controversial payday lender, is planning a thorough relaunch of its image. Andy Haste, its new Chairman, has pulled the plug on its popular “string puppets” television adverts within his first month in charge amid plans to re-invent the company as an “accepted and respected” ... read more...
21/08/14 – Is this the Last of the Clyde Shipbuilders?

21/08/14 – Is this the Last of the Clyde Shipbuilders?

21 August, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
The most recent high profile administration appointment happened just two days ago (Tuesday 19th August). The appointment was in relation to the Fergusons Shipbuilding Company based on the River Clyde.  The business is the last of the Clyde Shipbuilders and the appointment is not only a real ... read more...
21/08/14 – Anyone who pays their employees commission – take note!

21/08/14 – Anyone who pays their employees commission – take note!

21 August, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Unite the Union are apparently using a recent European decision as an opportunity to drum up new membership by offering to progress claims for holiday pay for those employees who earn commission, or work overtime.  The position had always been that holiday pay is calculated with reference to ... read more...