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Business leaders join AAB's IMPACT30 programme

Twelve Highland business leaders have been selected to take part in the next IMPACT30 programme delivered by accountancy firm Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) in conjunction with Highland and Islands Enterprise.

Published 11 April 2019

And finally… ‘I withdrew $10m from the bank just to look at it’

Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, has told of how he once took $10 million in cash out of the bank and take it home just to look at it.

Published 11 April 2019

RSM appoints new Scottish tax partner

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has strengthened its tax practice in Scotland by appointing a new corporate tax partner, based in Glasgow.

Published 10 April 2019

Scottish accountant embezzled £221,000 from estates

A Scottish accountant who embezzled more than £221,000 from a handful of Scottish sporting estates to fund his gambling and drinking habits has been jailed.

Published 10 April 2019

PwC: Scotland’s high streets blighted with closures as retail landscape faces new future

The number of store closures across Scotland’s high streets has fallen to its lowest level in the last six years, but the country’s most popular shopping areas are still seeing more than five stores per week close their doors.

Published 10 April 2019

French Duncan: Debenhams administration is just latest evidence of a floundering retail sector

Debenhams' administration is simply the latest sign of longstanding problems within the retail sector, according to accountants and business advisers French Duncan LLP.

Published 10 April 2019

FCA fines Standard Chartered Bank £102.2m for poor anti-fraud controls

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Standard Chartered Bank £102,163,200 for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) breaches in two higher risk areas of its business.

Published 10 April 2019

ACCA: Machine learning will become a reality in the near future for the accountancy profession

A third of accountants currently see AI as all or mostly hype, while nearly 60 per cent say that in three years’ time it will become a reality, according to global research amongst nearly 2,000 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) members in 111 countries.

Published 10 April 2019

RSM supports NextGen of Scottish tech startups at Edinburgh's Turing Fest

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced that it is again collaborating with Turing Fest on the NextGen Founders network, to bring Scottish tech startups, partners and investors together to connect and inspire.

Published 10 April 2019

£200m boost for Ravenscraig regeneration plans

Revised plans for a crucial part of a massive regeneration of Ravenscraig have been approved by the Glasgow City Region councils.

Published 10 April 2019

UK economy grows 0.2 per cent in February as Brexit stockpiling provides a lift

New official data published today has revealed that the UK economy had a better-than-expected February as GDP grew 0.2 per cent month-on-month despite heightened Brexit uncertainties and weakened global growth.

Published 10 April 2019

And finally… from amorous horses to blundering burglars, Aviva’s most bizarre claims of 2018

In a year that saw the Beast from the East batter UK homes, insurance giant Aviva has today revealed that it also dealt with a range of unusual claims from its customers including damage caused by a hapless burglar who locked himself in a garden shed and a holidaying customer who had their mobile phone destroyed by a monkey.

Published 10 April 2019

Henderson Loggie sets sights for growth with network collaboration rebrand

Henderson Loggie has rebranded as MHA Henderson Loggie.

Published 9 April 2019

Survey finds bank closures have been “intensely damaging” for Scottish town

A survey of the impact of the closure of all three bank branches in the South Lanarkshire town of Cambuslang has found that the effects have already been “intensely damaging" to its population.

Published 9 April 2019

EQ promotes principal managers

Dundee-based accountancy firm EQ Accountants has announced three key promotions.

Published 9 April 2019