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PwC report: Lack of Brexit certainty ‘severely impacting’ UK manufacturers’ future plans

UK manufacturers say the lack of certainty ahead of the 29 March Brexit resolution deadline is severely impacting their ability to plan for the future. That’s according to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2019, published by Hennik Research and PwC. 

Published 19 February 2019

Bank of Scotland investment puts growth on the menu for Kippen’s Woodhouse

A former hospitality executive who played a key role in the rise of Carluccio’s restaurant chain has acquired a popular Stirlingshire cafe and farm shop business, with the support of a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland.

Published 19 February 2019

British Business Investments commits £20m to ThinCats to provide more debt finance to UK businesses

ThinCats, the fintech lender for mid-sized SMEs, has welcomed a new £20 million funding commitment from British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank.

Published 19 February 2019

Glasgow entrepreneur takes first steps into education sector with funding from Barclays

A Glasgow businesswoman has become the new owner of a Renfrew nursery business, thanks to a funding package from Barclays.

Published 19 February 2019

Grant Thornton launches new charity drive to tackle Scotland’s silent killer

Grant Thornton has launched a new charity partnership in Scotland in a bid to help tackle a condition dubbed ‘Scotland’s silent killer’.

Published 19 February 2019

ICAS honour makes it a double for Meston Reid & Co trainee

A trainee chartered accountant at Meston Reid & Co has completed a notable double.

Published 19 February 2019

And finally… taxman branded ridiculous by judge over tax return penalty for homeless man

The HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man who had filed his self assessment tax return late has been branded a ‘scandal’ and ‘ridiculous’ by a judge.

Published 19 February 2019

Pressure on Standard Life Aberdeen chiefs to quit intensifies as major investor dumps stock

There have been renewed calls for change at the top of Standard Life Aberdeen after its largest shareholder dumped its 6 per cent stake in the business.

Published 18 February 2019

RBS worst of all major banks for service

Royal Bank of Scotland has came bottom of the class for customer service among the UK's biggest banks, according to the results of the latest Competition and Markets Authority rankings.

Published 18 February 2019

HMRC chases tax avoiders overseas

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to 1,700 freelance workers currently living in locations all around the world giving them a matter of weeks to admit to tax avoidance through disguised remuneration schemes or face heavy fines.

Published 18 February 2019

Anderson Strathern announces new director roles and appointees

Anderson Strathern has added six newly-created director roles to complement its partner base as the firm aims to build on a record financial performance in 2018.

Published 18 February 2019

Scottish government seeks views on succession regime

The public is being asked for their views on how the law covering succession in Scotland could be made fairer.

Published 18 February 2019

Glasgow catering software company Spoonfed eyes a slice of the American pie following Equity Gap investment

Catering management software company Spoonfed is planning major expansion in the US, following £575,000 of development funding from Equity Gap.  

Published 18 February 2019

Edinburgh property market sees record-breaking start to 2019

The Edinburgh property market has had a record-breaking start to 2019, with the highest number of properties listed for sale in more than a decade.

Published 18 February 2019

Retailers sought for SIS Retail Academy

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is calling on retailers to support this year’s SIS Retail Academy, which aims to help social enterprises scale up their businesses and increase the availability of ethical products on shelves.

Published 18 February 2019