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Steedman becomes Empowerment Partner of Women's Business Station

Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Steeman has become the latest Empowerment Partner of Dundee-based Women’s Business Station, a social enterprise which supports women in setting up a variety of enterprises, large and small.

Published 1 December 2020

Scotgold Resources hails first phase of gold production at Cononish

Scotgold Resources Limited, the gold exploration and production company focused on Scotland, has announced that the first gold was poured at the firm's Cononish Gold & Silver Mine yesterday.

Published 1 December 2020

PwC: Largest UK companies pay £1 in every £10 collected by HMRC

The largest 100 companies in the UK paid just £84 billion in tax last year, the equivalent to just over £1 in every £10 received by HMRC, according to an annual survey by PwC.

Published 1 December 2020

English bar owner wins legal battle over tax of juices

An English bar owner who refused to pay VAT on his 'super juices' by claiming they should be classed as food, has won a five-year legal battle with HMRC.

Published 1 December 2020

Scottish business confidence falls but vaccine offers new hope, Bank of Scotland finds

Business confidence in Scotland fell 10 points during November to -38%, however, the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine offers hope, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking.

Published 1 December 2020

ACCA commits to delivering UN sustainable development goals

The UN Secretary General declared 2020 to be the year to mobilise for a “decade of action” to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In response, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has announced its contribution to this global ambition by publishing its own commitments to the delivery of the SDGs.

Published 1 December 2020

ILC Therapeutics announces first international investor

Lanarkshire-based biotechnology company ILC Therapeutics (ILCT) has announced that it has secured significant investment from its first global investor Medical Incubator Japan (MIJ).

Published 1 December 2020

UK house prices climbed by 6.5% in November

UK house price growth rose by 6.5% in November, the highest rate since January 2015, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

Published 1 December 2020

Lloyds launches new cashback initiative with local retailers

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group has joined forces with 500 UK retailers to offer cashback services in communities where cash availability is low.

Published 1 December 2020

Tech Nation reveals Scotland’s five top early-stage tech companies

Tech Nation has announced the five Scottish regional winners of its Rising Stars 3.0 competition.

Published 1 December 2020

Scottish Land Fund boosts 29 community groups with £3.6m funding

Multiple projects across Scotland have received £3.6 million of funding in the latest round of grants from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 1 December 2020

FCA reminds firms to be ready for end of Brexit transition period

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reminded firms to be ready for the end of the Brexit transition period in one month’s time.

Published 1 December 2020

FRC launches consultation on revised review standard for interim financial statements

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a consultation on the proposed revision of its review standard for interim financial statements, International Standard for Review Engagement (UK) 2410 (ISRE (UK) 2410) Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity.The FRC has recently reviewed ISRE (UK) 2410 in the context of changes to auditing standards, particularly ISA (UK) 570 Going Concern.

Published 1 December 2020

And finally... worth a shot

A rare firearm which was made for the Indian prince Maharajah Duleep Signh, the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, is due to go on sale this week.

Published 1 December 2020

AAB top of Scottish M&A league for 2020

Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has ranked top in the Scottish listing of Experian's United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review.

Published 30 November 2020