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FCA takes action against five debt packager firms

Following a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) review of the practices of debt packager firms, five firms have stopped providing regulated debt advice until further notice and the FCA has used formal powers to stop another firm from providing regulated advice.

Published 20 July 2021

Scottish tourism leadership programme launched

A Scotland-wide programme to support business and community-led tourism enterprises taking the lead in the sector’s COVID-19 recovery was launched yesterday.

Published 20 July 2021

And finally… on a different planet

A Glasgow police officer who called for backup because she was being pursued by a "drone" was left red-faced after colleagues pointed out it was the planet Jupiter.

Published 20 July 2021

Gilson Gray Financial Management acquires Westbourne Wealth Management

Gilson Gray Financial Management (GGFM) has acquired Glasgow-based financial services provider Westbourne Wealth Management, specialists in advising business owners and entrepreneurs, for an undisclosed sum.

Published 19 July 2021

PwC partners set to receive record payouts

Partners at PwC are on track to receive a bumper sum of £868,000 – their biggest annual payout in recent history.

Published 19 July 2021

UK firms owe HMRC £2.7 billion after VAT holiday

More than one in four businesses that deferred tax payments during the initial lockdown last year still owe HMRC billions of pounds.

Published 19 July 2021

Artisanal Spirits Company reports 20% growth in sales

The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), the owner of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), has reported a 20% growth in total sales to £7.9 million at the time of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) last month.

Published 19 July 2021

Betsy Williamson: Investment’s ethical revolution must not leave Scotland swithering

Betsy Williamson, founder and managing director of Core-Asset Consulting, highlights the increasing importance of sustainable investing, spurred by the pandemic, and is urging those within the sector to upskill, or risk becoming defunct.

Published 19 July 2021

Scots ready to pay the price for more sustainable travel, PwC study finds

Scots are preparing to return to the daily commute when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, with many willing to pay extra in travel costs to protect the environment, according to new research from PwC.

Published 19 July 2021

Greenshoots: Embark plans over 50 hires in Dundee

Embark Group, a UK retirement solutions provider, has announced plans to hire over 50 people in Dundee over the next few months as it continues to build out its platform operations in the city.

Published 19 July 2021

UK competition watchdog to gain new post-Brexit powers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to be given new powers to fine companies that rip off customers, make misleading claims, or have unfair terms and conditions.

Published 19 July 2021

BCC: Nearly 3 in 4 UK exporters report no sales growth in Q2

Nearly three in four UK exporters have reported no sales growth in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest data published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Published 19 July 2021

Scottish Government announces grants for crofters' homes

Grants to improve housing or build new homes in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities have been awarded to 13 crofters.

Published 19 July 2021

And finally… hinder

A state-approved dating app has been released in Iran to stem the tide of divorces.

Published 19 July 2021

Thorntons Investments appoints Andrew McLean as discretionary portfolio manager

Thorntons Investments has appointed Andrew McLean as a discretionary portfolio manager.

Published 16 July 2021