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Scottish SPCA Forever Care Service

Many people worry about what may happen to their pet if they are unable to care for them through illness, a change in circumstance, or even if they pass away. You can provide your clients with peace of mind by informing them about the Scottish SPCA’s free Forever Care service.

Published 7 May 2021

KPMG unveils ‘four-day fortnight’ flexible working model for its 16,000 UK staff

KPMG UK has launched a ‘four-day fortnight’ as part of a package of measures designed to offer greater flexibility, choice and support to its people. 

Published 6 May 2021

Graham Cunning: EOTs increasingly popular alternative to trade sales

Graham Cunning, head of corporate finance with Azets in Scotland, discusses the marked increase in the popularity of Employee Ownership Trusts (EoTs). 

Published 6 May 2021

RBS & Lombard provide £19.5m funding package to The Artisanal Spirits Company

The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is to continue with ambitious development plans following a £19.5 million package from Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard.

Published 6 May 2021

Nucleus Financial takeover confirmed as investors back £145m deal

Shareholders in Edinburgh-based financial services company Nucleus Financial Group have accepted a £145 million takeover offer for the firm.

Published 6 May 2021

No full-time office return for UK's biggest employers, BBC survey finds

Almost all of 50 of the UK's biggest employers questioned by the BBC have said they do not plan to bring staff back to the office on a full-time basis.

Published 6 May 2021

Divisive IR35 tax changes not dampening 'skyrocketing' contractor demand

Soaring demand for contract workers is far outweighing any impact of new tax changes, thanks in part to the mass movement towards remote and flexible working, according to recruitment specialists at Core-Asset Consulting.

Published 6 May 2021

Annual house prices in Aberdeen up in ‘encouraging’ news

House prices in Aberdeen are up 5.4% over last year, new figures from Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre Limited (ASPC) have revealed.

Published 6 May 2021

Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited sees NAV rise by 7.2%

The Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited, a company managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), has announced its half year results for the six months to 28 February 2021 revealing a 7.2% in net asset value (NAV) total return.

Published 6 May 2021

TLT announces promotions in Scotland

Law firm TLT has announced the promotion of five lawyers to partner, including Glasgow-based financial services disputes lawyer Louise Chopra, effective 1 May 2021.

Published 6 May 2021

Shepherd brings former Pioneer Credit Union property in Barrhead to market for sale

Acting on the instructions of the joint administrators for Pioneer Mutual Credit Union, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has brought the former Credit Union property in Barrhead to the market for sale.

Published 6 May 2021

Doubt over ‘data not dates’ claim as Scotland businesses face two-tier UK approach

Scotland faces being left behind in the COVID-19 economic recovery compared with England if the incoming Scottish Government is allowed to continue with a two-tier system to emerge in the summer, according to the Scottish Hospitality Group (SHG).

Published 6 May 2021

And finally… top marks

German teenagers who planned a sophisticated heist to get their hands on school exam papers have received suspended sentences.

Published 6 May 2021

Azets to add 250 jobs as firm targets 50% growth in Scotland

Accountancy firm Azets has announced plans to grow the business in Scotland by 50% during the next five years, creating 250 new jobs and taking turnover to more than £60 million.

Published 5 May 2021

Audit wins lead Wylie & Bisset to boost this year’s annual graduate intake

A series of recent tender wins by its external and internal audit teams has prompted chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset to boost this year’s annual graduate intake.

Published 5 May 2021