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Wates appointed to guide new corporate governance standards

New principles to improve the corporate governance of large private companies have been developed by a coalition established by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) under the leadership of building firm Wates Group.

Published 10 December 2018

Interserve plans debt-to-equity deal amid £650m debt

Shares in Interserve more than halved this morning after the outsourcer revealed it was in negotiations with its lenders to deleverage its balance sheet.

Published 10 December 2018

Former accountant embezzled £125,000 from two companies

An accountant has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than £125,000 from two companies.

Published 10 December 2018

Investigation launched into alleged bullying at RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland has launched an investigation into allegations that there is a "culture of bullying" at the bank, The Herald reports.

Published 10 December 2018

Alan McIntosh: Is time up for Time Orders?

Alan McIntosh discusses a recent case in Greenock Sheriff Court in which he was involved that raised some interesting questions about the effects of Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Published 10 December 2018

Report examines merits of land value tax in Scotland

Land value taxation could help deliver Scotland’s land reform objectives and raise revenue in a more progressive way, according to a new report.

Published 10 December 2018

Tens of thousands of fraud victims denied justice by computer algorithm

Tens of thousands of fraud victims are being denied justice because a computer algorithm dismisses four-fifths of reported cases.

Published 10 December 2018

And finally... well-heeled

Dozens of pairs of designer trainers seized from a convicted gangster are set to be auctioned to raise money for fighting crime.

Published 10 December 2018

‘No case to answer’ as judge slams SFO case against former Tesco executives

The Serious Fraud Office has seen the collapse of the trial of former senior Tesco executives over a £250m accounting scandal after a High Court judge slammed the SFO’s £10m case, saying it was so weak in certain areas it should not have been brought before a jury.

Published 7 December 2018

Work and Pensions Select Committee chair says pre-pack Johnston Press sale should face further scrutiny

Anger over last month’s sale of Johnston Press has been re-ignited after the influential chairman of a parliamentary committee called for action from the pensions regulator.

Published 7 December 2018

Charles Stanley announces new Aberdeen office

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has said its decision to open a new office in Aberdeen signals its “serious intentions” to expand north of the border.

Published 7 December 2018

RBS shifts £13bn of business to Amsterdam as 'no deal' Brexit looms

Royal Bank of Scotland has lodged an application at Scotland’s supreme civil court to transfer European clients of its NatWest Market business to its Dutch subsidiary to safeguard its business against a no-deal Brexit.

Published 7 December 2018

Scottish Government expands export support for small business

Scottish companies will be helped to trade internationally with up to £2 million in investment, over three years, as part of the Scottish Government’s export growth plan.

Published 7 December 2018

East central Scotland property market sees significant rise in listings - ESPC

The last three months have seen a significant year-on-year increase in the number of homes coming to market in east central Scotland, with the volume of insertions up 14.1 per cent compared to last year.

Published 6 December 2018

ACCA signs three-year agreement with global corporate services provider Vistra

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has signed a three-year agreement with global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, Vistra, to help them to recruit and develop key talent and to partner on events.

Published 6 December 2018