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New CFO appointed at Low & Bonar

Textiles firm Low & Bonar has announced the appointment of a new financial chief.

Published 4 December 2018

Barclays launches new lipspeaker service for Deaf and hard of hearing customers

In a UK banking first, Barclays has announced a service where deaf or hard of hearing customers will be able to have their telephone conversations with the bank interpreted by a lipspeaker: a hearing person who can provide communication support by being easily lip read.

Published 4 December 2018

‘Think small first’ – ACCA responds to concerns on auditing standards for smaller and less-complex entities

As pressure grows to address the challenges to auditing standards of smaller and less-complex entities, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, says its Thinking Small First report reveals alternative ways to tackle the issue, without compromising on audit rigour.

Published 4 December 2018

RBS launches investigation into claims senior job was handed to employee’s friend

Royal Bank of Scotland, which is still more than 60 per cent owned by the UK taxpayer, has said it is investigating complaints from a whistle-blower that an employee was appointed to a top role because he is a friend of a senior staff member.

Published 3 December 2018

AAB expands technology advisory offering on back of Edinburgh office growth

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has expanded its technology advisory offering on the back of growth in its Edinburgh office, which launched earlier this year, with the recruitment of a former PwC partner.

Published 3 December 2018

KPMG reports spike in enquiries from businesses over no deal ‘working capital crunch’

Following publication by HM Treasury and the Bank of England of their Brexit economic forecasts last week, KPMG’s restructuring practice has said it is seeing a flurry of enquiries from organisations who are looking to take action to mitigate a significant ‘working capital crunch’ that may result from ‘no deal’.

Published 3 December 2018

Poor record keeping lands Edinburgh nightclub boss with 6-year ban

Nightclub boss banned for six years after failing to ensure the company kept proper accounting books and records.

Published 3 December 2018

Brewin Dolphin: ‘Pensions puzzle Scots, but they’re the most realistic in the UK about retirement’

Nearly four in ten people in Scotland (38 per cent) don’t know what they will do with their pension pots when they retire and there is widespread uncertainty over plans for later life, according to Brewin Dolphin’s latest Family Wealth Report.

Published 3 December 2018

Prudential: Future bright for advisers

Advisers are increasingly optimistic about the future of the industry with growing numbers predicting expansion and happy to recommend financial advice as a career, new research from Prudential shows.

Published 3 December 2018

UK Government: Online pensions dashboards to enable more informed retirement planning

Pioneering proposals to give millions of people their pension facts and figures at their fingertips have been unveiled by the UK government today.

Published 3 December 2018

Auction for VAT fraud watches

Two designer watches have been sold at auction as part of the final UK held assets linked to a muti-million pound VAT fraud which spanned the globe.

Published 3 December 2018

Jumpstart signs partnership deal to support Lancashire digital economy

Edinburgh-based research and development tax relief specialist Jumpstart has signed a partnership agreement with Digital Lancashire, an organisation which represents around 800 digital and technology-based companies across the North West of England county.

Published 3 December 2018

Law firm extends support of Scottish EDGE and becomes first partner to sign 'EDGE Pledge'

Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has announced it is extending its support for Scottish EDGE, the funding competition for the country's most ambitious entrepreneurs which will hold its latest final this week, for another year.

Published 3 December 2018

Wylie & Bisset promotes Catherine Livingstone as director

Glasgow-based charted accountants Wylie & Bisset have announced the promotion of Catherine Livingstone to director with responsibility for supporting its client base of owner-managed businesses.

Published 30 November 2018

KPMG appointed administrators of Spark Energy Supply

Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden of KPMG have been appointed as joint administrators of Spark Energy Supply, the energy supply subsidiary of Spark Energy.

Published 30 November 2018