A court ruling where a volunteer firefighter's time on standby was declared as ‘working time' is set to spark new heat for employers, according to a leading Tayside Employment Law expert, Miller Hendry.
Senga Prior, Tax Manager in Johnston Carmichael’s Perth team has been elected to the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) Council.
Macnabs, a leading law firm in Perthshire has raised more than £10,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign where lawyers generously give up their time for free to write Wills for local people in exchange for a donation. Macnabs has taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme for the sixth time and raised an impressive £10,795 this year in the month-long fundraiser, making them the highest fundraising firm in Perthshire and second-highest in Scotland. This is the 6th year Macnabs has taken part, raising a fantastic £33,079 to date. Partner Althea Kennedy comments: “At Macnabs we know that Will Aid helps such worthwhile causes and for us to be part of that and to give something back has been wonderful. Over the past few years we’ve raised more and more and have seen so many of our clients benefiting from the campaign. It is so important that people make a Will – without one the law decides how your estate is passed on, and this might not be in line with your wishes. “We have also signed up for the 2017 campaign and appointments are filling up fast, so if you would like to make your Will this November, please do get in touch. It is very easy to make a Will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.” Andrea Hay, Partner and Head of the Private Client team, adds: “Even if you already have a Will, it is important to update it every 3-5 years, especially if your circumstances have changed. If you now have children or grandchildren, if you are recently divorced or separated, or have a Partner but are not legally married, or if perhaps a beneficiary named in your Will has deceased, then make sure your Will reflects what you want to happen when you die.”
SSE’s latest batch of 23 Scottish based apprentices and technical skills trainees were officially welcomed into the organisation today by Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart.
Lewis Hunter – a talented waiter in Gleneagles’ Strathearn Restaurant – has won the Young Waiter of the Year Award at the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.
Mackie’s at Taypack are bringing something slightly unusual to the Chinese market in the form of sweet crisps - their two newest products will be Strawberry and Salted Caramel flavoured potato crisps.
This week I sat down with Joanne MacKinlay, the Perth-based entrepreneur behind online pet accessories boutique ‘The Dog’s Paws’