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Deloitte fined record £15m by watchdog over audit failures

Big Four audit firm Deloitte has been slapped with a record £15 million fine by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in connection with failures in its audit of Autonomy.

Published 17 September 2020

Social Investment Scotland reports record £10.9m annual social investments

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has reported record-breaking £10.9 million investment in social enterprises, community organisations, and mission-driven businesses over the past year.

Published 17 September 2020

Online life and legacy planning platform launched after substantial investment

A new online life and legacy planning platform has been launched following an additional £600,000 investment from savings and investments businesses.

Published 17 September 2020

Adam Hardie: Innovation and diversification key to retaining new food and drink customers

Adam Hardie, head of food and drink at Johnston Carmichael, considers the challenges as the food and drink sector returns to "normal".

Published 17 September 2020

Scottish businesses compete for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 Award

Six entrepreneurs from five Scottish businesses have made the shortlist as finalists competing for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK Award.

Published 17 September 2020

And finally... slim pickings

The narrowest house in London, which is just over one-and-a-half metres wide in places, has been put up for sale for nearly £1 million.

Published 17 September 2020

Scottish government report says extending furlough scheme could save thousands of jobs

A Scottish government report has estimated that extending the furlough scheme by eight months could save 61,000 jobs in Scotland.

Published 16 September 2020

Scottish economy contracted by 19 per cent in Q2 2020

The Scottish economy contracted by 19.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country, new figures show.

Published 16 September 2020

Judgment in test case 'brings guidance' to business interruption insurance

The High Court in London has handed down judgment in a test case concerning how business interruption insurance policies should be interpreted during COVID-19.

Published 16 September 2020

MHA Henderson Loggie welcomes 11 new trainees

MHA Henderson Loggie has welcomed 11 new recruits to its trainee programme.

Published 16 September 2020

Scottish retail struggles to recover as sales stall in August

Scottish retail is showing no return to growth as recovery stalls and sales continue to show a similar level of decline as that seen in July, according to latest figures.

Published 16 September 2020

Eat Out to Help Out scheme contributed to 'sharp fall in prices'

The UK government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme contributed to a "sharp fall in prices", experts have said after it was revealed inflation fell to a five-year low last month.

Published 16 September 2020

And finally... home to roost

A 90-year-old woman who failed to pay mere pennies in tax nearly lost her home after it was put up for auction by tax authorities.

Published 16 September 2020

Scottish tech firm MRM Global secures £2.6m investment for BGF

Edinburgh-based tech firm MRM Global has secured £2.6 million of funding from BGF to help fuel the company's international growth.

Published 15 September 2020

Quinbrook acquires Edinburgh-based Flexitricity

Global energy investment firm Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has acquired Edinburgh-based power demand response company Flexitricity. 

Published 15 September 2020