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ROS: Scottish house prices up 16% in a year

The latest provisional statistics from Registers of Scotland (ROS) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in August 2021 was £180,832, an increase of 16.9% on August 2020.

Published 21 October 2021

Barclays posts strong third quarter results with profits before tax reaching £6.9m

Barclays has posted its third-quarter results for the year, revealing profits before tax of £6.9 million, compared to £2.4m in the third quarter of 2020.

Published 21 October 2021

PwC opens net-zero hub in Glasgow as countdown to COP26 gets underway

With less than two weeks to go until COP26 begins, PwC has transformed its Glasgow office into a net-zero hub which reduced its carbon footprint by 73% reduction, based on a ten-year lifecycle.

Published 21 October 2021

Parklands Care Homes secures £20m from Triodos Bank UK

Parklands Care Homes, an independent Scottish care provider operating across Highland and Moray, has worked with Triodos Bank UK to secure £20 million of sustainable finance for its nine existing homes, as well as a new multi-million-pound care project in Inverness.

Published 21 October 2021

Finance leaders join forces with young professionals at SFE Green Finance Youth Summit

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) held a milestone Green Finance Youth Summit in Glasgow yesterday, giving young professionals from across financial and professional services a chance to engage with business, political and third sector leaders on the role of the industry in addressing climate change ahead of COP26 in November.

Published 21 October 2021

Knight Frank: Commercial property investment volumes pick up in Scotland

Scotland’s commercial property market has begun on its road to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, buoyed by investor appetite for industrial and retail warehousing assets, according to new analysis from Knight Frank.

Published 21 October 2021

BrewDog founder James Watt forgoes 2.5 years salary as part of new 'gold-plated apology'

James Watt, the founder of Scottish craft beer and pub chain BrewDog, has announced that he will give up two years of his salary as part of a new competition to win ten diamond-encrusted gold-plated cans or a £25,000 cash equivalent.

Published 21 October 2021

Denise Loney appointed as managing director of Yuill+Kyle

Specialist debt recovery firm Yuill+Kyle, part of the MacRoberts Group, has appointed Denise Loney as its new managing director.

Published 21 October 2021

Dundee City Council to discuss £3.3m climate change investment plans

More than £3.3 million of investment to address climate change, including a programme of energy conservation measures, installation of additional EV chargers and the purchase of new electric vehicles and plant, is set to be discussed by Dundee City Council.

Published 21 October 2021

And finally… Tokyo trial

A defence lawyer in Japan is going head to head with a judge who ordered him not to recharge his laptop in court because the electricity supply was "owned by the state".

Published 21 October 2021

RSM: ESG confusion will hamper business growth and environmental and societal change

New research from audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has revealed that business leaders are not familiar with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Published 20 October 2021

UK hospitality sector struggling under 18% inflation rate

Restaurants and hotels are struggling with inflation as high as 18% as supply chain disruption and labour shortages heavily impact the UK's hospitality industry.

Published 20 October 2021

Halifax bets on strong housing market with mortgage limit increase

Halifax has eased its mortgage borrowing rules for millions of affluent homebuyers in a bet that the UK housing market will remain strong despite the threat of rising interest rates.

Published 20 October 2021

Peoples Ford hails record financial performance as turnover rises by almost 20%

Scottish Ford dealership Peoples has hailed its best-ever financial performance with turnover in the year ended July 31 increasing by almost 20% to £289.5 million.

Published 20 October 2021

Balfour Beatty agrees UK construction sector's 'largest sustainable linked loan'

Balfour Beatty has reached an agreement for the conversion of its £375 million revolving credit facility (RCF) to the largest sustainability linked loan in the UK construction industry to date, extending the maturity to October 2024.

Published 20 October 2021