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KPMG UK completes sale of restructuring business to H.I.G Europe

KPMG has completed the sale of its UK Restructuring practice, now known as Interpath Advisory, to H.I.G. Europe, the European affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC.

Published 5 May 2021

ESPC: Property sales volumes continue to rise in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders

ESPC has reported a 128% increase in the volume of properties sold in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders over the last three months compared to last year.

Published 5 May 2021

Shirley McIntosh: Tax is not driving election campaigning this year, but should it be?

Shirley McIntosh, RSM’s head of tax in Scotland, details the importance of tax during an election campaign.

Published 5 May 2021

Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour 

Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Published 5 May 2021

Virgin Money posts pre-tax profits of £72 million despite COVID-19

Virgin Money, the owner of Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank, has reported pre-tax profits of £72 million for the first quarter of this year, despite the economic upheaval of COVID-19.

Published 5 May 2021

Par Equity invests £2 million in fast-growing tech firm Datactics

Edinburgh-based Par Equity has led an investment of £2 million in Datactics, a leader in the field of data management.

Published 5 May 2021

Scottish entrepreneurs Lee Fitzpatrick and Jake Murray launch new digital enterprise

Scottish entrepreneurs Lee Fitzpatrick and Jake Murray have joined forces to create Hink, a digital enterprise with a difference.

Published 5 May 2021

Glasgow Starbucks franchise business continues expansion thanks to HSBC UK funding

A Starbucks franchise business has opened a new drive-thru and café in Glasgow, adding to its growing portfolio of locations throughout Scotland, thanks to funding from HSBC UK.

Published 5 May 2021

Scottish Widows calls for end to £10,000 auto-enrolment earnings threshold

The £10,000 earnings threshold for automatically being placed in a workplace pension should be abandoned, according to Scottish Widows.

Published 5 May 2021

Scotland’s aquaculture sector to benefit from £250,000 funding package

A consortium of research partners in Scotland has been awarded a £250,000 funding package to revolutionise the collection, interpretation, and use of data on fish farms, with the development of a new digital platform that will enable actionable insights.

Published 5 May 2021

FCA: Pension providers must offer to book Pension Wise appointments for consumers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed new rules to require pension providers to ‘nudge’ consumers to Pension Wise in order to benefit from guidance before they access their defined contribution pension savings.

Published 5 May 2021

Scotland's GDP grew by 2.3% in Q4 2020

Scotland’s GDP is now estimated to have grown by 2.3% during the final quarter of 2020, according to statistics announced today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

Published 5 May 2021

FRC makes Advisory Panel appointments

Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced the appointment of 19 members to its Advisory Panel with effect from May 1.

Published 5 May 2021

And finally… heavy

Heavy metal band Twisted Sister has won a payout of nearly €1 million after an Australian politician ripped off the lyrics to We're Not Gonna Take It for his election campaign.

Published 5 May 2021

Johnston Carmichael launches new tech advisory board to help clients grow

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has assembled a new Tech Advisory Board including some of Scotland’s most senior figures in the sector, to help its clients access expert advice on achieving growth.

Published 4 May 2021