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Social media encouraging young people to invest in risky cryptocurrencies, FCA warns

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that social media is encouraging young people to invest in risky cryptocurrencies.

Published 20 October 2021

UK consumers withdraw £100m less per day in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

People in the UK are withdrawing nearly £100 million less per day from ATMs compared with 2019, according to cash machine network Link.

Published 20 October 2021

SRC & KPMG: September sales sound alarm bells for retail

Total retail sales in September continue to perform below pre-pandemic levels, with sales down 9.1% compared with September 2019, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 20 October 2021

Smaller firms responsible for around half of all UK business greenhouse gas emissions

Smaller businesses account for almost a third (30%) of all current UK greenhouse gas emissions (including emissions from households, industry and government) and around half (50%) of total emissions from UK businesses, the British Business Bank estimates.

Published 20 October 2021

Scottish Government launches new space strategy

A new strategy to secure a £4 billion share of the global space market for the Scottish economy has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 20 October 2021

And finally... Kan ye make yer mind up?

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye following the approval of a Los Angeles court.

Published 20 October 2021

Scottish third sector chief Mark O’Donnell joins KPMG as senior manager

Former third sector chief executive Mark O’Donnell has joined KPMG UK’s Infrastructure Government and Healthcare (IGH) team as a senior manager.

Published 19 October 2021

Sir Brian Souter receives £40m profit on investments at Souter Investments Limited

Sir Brian Souter, the co-founder of bus company Stagecoach, has made more than £40 million in the past year thanks to investments made within Souter Investments Limited.

Published 19 October 2021

Scottish house prices reach new record high in August

The average Scottish house price stood at a record £211,029 in August, with a rise of £3,685, or just under 2% in the month, according to the latest Scottish House Price Index from Walker Fraser Steele.

Published 19 October 2021

Colliers: Scotland sees subdued commercial property investment volumes, but year set to end on high

Commercial property investment volumes across Scotland slowed during the last quarter, with a resurgence in Covid-19 cases and school summer holidays supressing deals activity, according to new research from Colliers.

Published 19 October 2021

AAI EmployAbility secures funding to help minority ethnic women in Scotland get back to work

Scottish social enterprise AAI EmployAbility has secured funding to help minority ethnic women in Scotland get back to work after career breaks.

Published 19 October 2021

Glasgow contact centre go-centric expands workforce to over 1,000 across the UK

Glasgow-based contact centre go-centric has rapidly expanded its workforce and now has more than 1,000 employees.

Published 19 October 2021

Frog Systems adds two new clients to sports wellness roster

The growing awareness around mental health in sport has led to two new client wins for Glasgow-headquartered wellbeing technology start-up Frog Systems.

Published 19 October 2021

UK households to be £1,000 worse off next year, warns Resolution Foundation

Households in the UK are set to be £1,000 worse off next year due to the tightening of living costs, caused by rising energy prices, alongside a shortage of workers and supplies caused by Covid and Brexit, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

Published 19 October 2021

Edinburgh comes top of the table for best cities to start a business outside of London

A new report out today from Barclays Eagle Labs and Beauhurst reveals the top cities for the number of high-growth businesses outside of London as Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds top the list.

Published 19 October 2021