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Johnston Carmichael expands with new London office

Independent accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its operation in London following a series of significant business wins.

Published 2 December 2021

Cabinet Office threatens KPMG with government contract bidding ban

The Cabinet Office has threatened to ban KPMG from bidding for government contracts if it does not improve its audit standards.

Published 2 December 2021

Azets appoints Richard Stephenson as director of ABAS department

The Aberdeen office of accountancy and business advisory firm Azets has made a further senior hire with the appointment of Richard Stephenson as director of the firm’s Accounts and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) department.

Published 2 December 2021

KPMG expects UK auditors back in offices four days a week

KPMG has told its UK auditors that it expects them to be in the office or at client sites four days a week in the future.

Published 2 December 2021

abrdn launches Emerging Markets Sustainable Development Corporate Bond Fund

abrdn has announced the launch of its Emerging Markets Sustainable Development Corporate Bond Fund, which aims to address environmental and social issues without sacrificing returns.

Published 2 December 2021

M&G and Qmile Group secure two new office pre-lets at £350m Haymarket development

M&G Real Estate, part of M&G plc’s £65 billion private assets and alternatives business, and property developer partner Qmile Group have agreed pre-lets for 55% of Haymarket One at the £350 million Haymarket Edinburgh development.

Published 2 December 2021

FRC encouraged by reporting by applicants on stewardship

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is "encouraged" by reporting by applicants on stewardship, according to a new report which analyses reports from the first signatories to the revised Code published in September 2021.

Published 2 December 2021

FCA confirms new listing rules to boost growth and innovation on UK stock markets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed a series of rule changes to ensure that the UK’s public markets remain a trusted and attractive place to list successful companies, providing opportunities for companies to grow from which investors will benefit.

Published 2 December 2021

Scottish Government announces new winter heating benefit

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government on a new heating benefit that will give around 400,000 low income households the reassurance of a guaranteed £50 payment every winter.

Published 2 December 2021

And finally... fit for a queen

A nightdress and chemise belonging to Queen Victoria are set to go up for auction on December 7.

Published 2 December 2021

Azets acquires Yorkshire firm Garbutt + Elliot

Accountancy firm Azets has maintained its expansion strategy with the acquisition of a Yorkshire firm Garbutt + Elliott.

Published 1 December 2021

Nine Scottish TSB branches to close in 2022 as bank announces 70 further closures

TSB has announced it will close 70 branches in 2022, with nine Scottish locations set to shut up shop, as it responds to declining branch use and increasing numbers of customers switching to digital banking services.

Published 1 December 2021

Aegon UK appoints Jim Ewing as new chief financial officer

Edinburgh-based financial services firm Aegon UK has appointed Jim Ewing as its new chief financial officer.

Published 1 December 2021

Nationwide: House price growth edges back into double digits in November

Annual house price growth remained strong in November at 10.0%, marginally higher than the 9.9% recorded in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

Published 1 December 2021

Springfield Properties acquires Tulloch Homes for £56.4m

Listed housebuilder Springfield Properties has agreed a conditional acquisition of Inverness-based housebuilder Tulloch Homes for a net consideration of £56.4 million.

Published 1 December 2021