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Rod Paris to retire as chief investment officer of abrdn

Rod Paris is set to retire as chief investment officer of abrdn at the end of 2021.

Published 16 July 2021

Solicitor who embezzled more than £12,500 given community payback order

A solicitor who prepared false invoices for non-existent work in order to steal more than £12,500 from clients’ accounts and who pleaded guilty to embezzlement has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Published 16 July 2021

Blockchain Technology Partners closes £2 million funding round led by Force Over Mass

Edinburgh start-up Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) has closed a seed round of £2 million, led by Force Over Mass, a London-based venture capital firm, and Signature Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Munich and Berlin, with participation from angel investors including early backers Martin Gilbert and Andrew Laing.

Published 16 July 2021

Susannah Donaldson: Impact of pandemic on gender pay gap reporting in construction

Susannah Donaldson, legal director at Pinsent Masons, considers the impact of the pandemic on gender pay gap figures reported by large construction businesses.

Published 16 July 2021

Nucleus Financial Group assets under administration increase by 19% to approach £19bn

Edinburgh-based financial services company Nucleus Financial Group has seen its assets under administration (AUA) increase by 19% year on year, approaching the £19 billion mark.

Published 16 July 2021

HV Systems secures £5 million funding from Beehive Equity

Glasgow-based HV Systems (HVS) has secured a £5 million capital injection from Beehive Equity Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EG Group (EG).

Published 16 July 2021

FRC: Challenger firms increase their share of the FTSE 250 audit market but Big Four still dominant

New data released by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has revealed that challenger audit firms have increased their share of FTSE 250 audits, from 4.8% to 7.6%.

Published 16 July 2021

Young Scots remain positive about finances despite pandemic

Young people are generally positive about their money prospects, according to the latest How Scotland Lives research from Bank of Scotland.

Published 16 July 2021

Scottish and Welsh Governments call for fair funding

The UK government will undermine devolution if they establish freeports in Scotland and Wales without reaching agreement with devolved governments, according to Scottish and Welsh ministers.

Published 16 July 2021

CMA finds drug companies overcharged NHS £260 million

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has imposed fines totalling over £260 million for competition law breaches in relation to the supply of hydrocortisone tablets.

Published 16 July 2021

Scottish Government announces £200,000 funding for food and drink sector recovery

A fund to help regional food and drink ventures recover from the impact of Covid-19 has awarded £200,000 to a range of projects across Scotland.

Published 16 July 2021

HIE secures funding for Scotland's green innovations

A new European grant secured by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will help the agency to support innovation in the UK's marine sector.

Published 16 July 2021

And finally… Godfather part 4

The bond between the Sicilian mafia and American crime families is as strong as ever, it has emerged.

Published 16 July 2021

Scottish care home owner banned for six years for failing to explain £518,000 spends

A Scottish care home owner has been banned from being a company director for six years after Seabank Care Ltd in Saltcoats went into liquidation with no explanation for hundreds of thousands of pounds leaving company accounts.

Published 15 July 2021

Quantuma appointed as administrators for Titan Homes (Partick) Limited

Ian Wright and Scott Milne of business advisory firm Quantuma have been appointed as joint administrators to Glasgow-based property developers Titan Homes (Partick) Limited.

Published 15 July 2021