News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • Are Legal Standards for Minimum Energy Efficiency for Properties the same North & South of Hadrian’s Wall?
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    Are Legal Standards for Minimum Energy Efficiency for Properties the same North & South of Hadrian’s Wall?

    17th January 2018

    In England and Wales, regulations which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 will potentially affect the ability to let out properties and the market value (and marketability) of those properties.

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  • 2018: New Year, New Will?
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    2018: New Year, New Will?

    3rd January 2018

    With the warmth of Christmas behind us and January now upon us, many of us will be setting aside the turkey sandwiches & mulled wine and thinking of resolutions for the year ahead.

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  • Loch Employment Law’s 12 Tips of Christmas
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    Loch Employment Law’s 12 Tips of Christmas

    19th December 2017

    December – the chaos of Seasonal festivities, workload deadlines, travel disruption and notorious office parties has begun. As the song goes “So this is Christmas”! While the fortnight before the Yuletide break can offer a welcome opportunity for colleagues to relax and celebrate, the festive period also presents its own unique employment law challenges.

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  • Enjoy the festive period but don’t let the hangover last until Spring.
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    Enjoy the festive period but don’t let the hangover last until Spring.

    13th December 2017

    Christmas is almost upon us with only 2 weeks to go until, for most, the festivities and over indulgence begins.

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  • It’s time for a grown-up conversation about how to help solve Scotland’s housing crisis
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    It’s time for a grown-up conversation about how to help solve Scotland’s housing crisis

    13th December 2017

    Housing has risen up the political agenda once again and, as happens with most politically sensitive subjects, the debate about it has immediately become rancorous and ultimately unproductive.

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  • “You mean more to me than anything in the world and I need you to believe me…”
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    “You mean more to me than anything in the world and I need you to believe me…”

    1st December 2017

    It was announced yesterday that Prince Harry has become engaged to US actress and star of TV show Suits (Rachel Zane), Meghan Markle.

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  • Transfer of Agricultural Tenancies, now on death, during lifetime or with a view to retirement?
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    Transfer of Agricultural Tenancies, now on death, during lifetime or with a view to retirement?

    7th November 2017

    The introduction of Part 10 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 has brought, as many are aware, an improvement in the options available to a 1991 Act tenant when considering a transfer of an interest in the tenancy.

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  • 5 of the Best Royalty-Free Image Websites
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    5 of the Best Royalty-Free Image Websites

    7th November 2017

    You have just finished writing the perfect blog you have dedicated your time and effort on. How about spending hours developing a brand new website, only to discover that you lack that awe-inspiring image...

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  • Don’t let workplace woes put a hex on Halloween
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    Don’t let workplace woes put a hex on Halloween

    26th October 2017

    The annual fright-fest is getting bigger every year and now many companies mark Halloween by allowing staff to wear costumes in the office or hosting after-hours’ parties. It’s a fun way to create a break in routine but can be a scary time for employers.

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  • Stock shortage keeps the pot boiling in effervescent Edinburgh property market
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    Stock shortage keeps the pot boiling in effervescent Edinburgh property market

    24th October 2017

    Edinburgh has always been a law unto itself in the property market, but current conditions are curious. In terms of activity, it has been quiet with a dearth of good stock. A consequence is that, when a good home comes up, frenzy ensues.

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