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KPMG Scotland’s Vishal Chopra predicts outcomes of UK Budget

Vishal Chopra, KPMG’s head of tax in Scotland, has predicted the outcomes of the upcoming UK Budget.

Published 1 March 2021

Virgin Money expands partnership with FinTech Life Moments

Virgin Money, the owner of Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank, is expanding its partnership with FinTech data expert company Life Moments, to focus on the development of the sustainability elements of the Virgin Money offer to its business banking customers.

Published 1 March 2021

Nationwide: East Ayrshire most affordable location for homes in Britain

East Ayrshire has been named the most affordable area for first-time buyers in the latest Affordability Report published by Nationwide Building Society.

Published 1 March 2021

Women in top finance jobs 'earn two-thirds less than men'

Female directors at the UK’s largest financial services firms earn on average two-thirds less than male directors, according to new research from law firm Fox & Partners.

Published 1 March 2021

Insolvency Service paid out over £453m to employees of bust businesses in 2020

The Insolvency Service paid out £453.4 million in missing wages and benefits to former employees at firms that went bust in 2020.

Published 1 March 2021

Speyside mansion to be converted into luxury holiday venue for whisky enthusiasts

A renowned Speyside mansion is being converted into a luxury holiday and events venue, aimed at whisky enthusiasts.

Published 1 March 2021

RBS launches new savings competition

Royal Bank of Scotland is launching a new savings competition to help encourage first-time savers.

Published 1 March 2021

Apropos: Budget could leave property Investors and landlords between a rock and a hard place

The upcoming Budget could leave many property investors and landlords between a rock and a hard place according to property management firm Apropos.

Published 1 March 2021

Greenshoots: HOKO Design expands into North of Scotland

Glasgow-based HOKO Design has opened a studio in Inverness following a £400,000 investment and a record month for the residential architect described as ‘Uber for architecture’.

Published 1 March 2021

Tide: Two thirds of small businesses predict return to business as usual in 2021

There is real optimism amongst small businesses owners that their businesses will return to pre-COVID normality by the end of the year, according to a study conducted by financial platform Tide.

Published 1 March 2021

Tes acquires Glasgow-based edtech firm SchoolCloud

Tes Global, the international provider of educational software services, has acquired Glasgow-based SchoolCloud, the company behind the most popular online parents’ evening software in the UK.

Published 1 March 2021

F J Murphy Dental Clinic joins Clyde Munro Dental Group

F J Murphy Dental Clinic in Bishopbriggs has become the latest to be acquired by Scotland’s largest dental group, Clyde Munro Dental Group.

Published 1 March 2021

And finally... bunkered

A juror has been fined after he was caught reading a golf magazine during a robbery trial.

Published 1 March 2021

KPMG splits leadership roles after Bill Michael steps down

KPMG has revamped its governance structure after losing its chairman and senior partner Bill Michael after it was alleged that he made controversial comments during a video conference earlier this month. 

Published 26 February 2021

ABI: Scrap the Money Purchase Annual Allowance to help financial resilience

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is calling for the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) to be scrapped in the Budget so pension savers who have had to dip into their retirement savings during the pandemic are not penalised for paying it back when they can.

Published 26 February 2021