And finally… RoboCop

The NYPD has been forced to fire its robot dog, the New York Times reports.

Published 30 April 2021

KPMG appoints Rob Aitken as new transaction services director in Aberdeen

KPMG has appointed Rob Aitken as the new director of its transaction services team as it eyes post-lockdown growth across its Scottish offices.

Published 29 April 2021

RBS owner NatWest Group sees profits before tax reach £946 million

Royal Bank of Scotland owner NatWest Group has posted its results for the first quarter of 2021 revealing an 82% increase in operating profits before tax.

Published 29 April 2021

Scottish Friendly posts strong results despite turbulent year

Scottish Friendly, Scotland’s largest financial mutual, has announced that sales of its investment ISAs reached a record high in 2020 despite it being one of the most turbulent years in the company’s 160-year history.

Published 29 April 2021

Iain Penman: Byres v Chen – why fiduciary duties may still apply after a director resigns

Iain Penman, senior associate at Brodies LLP, discusses fiduciary duties and why they may still apply after a director resigns.

Published 29 April 2021

Sir Brian Souter and Dame Ann Gloag to sell stakes in Stagecoach Group

Sir Brian Souter and Dame Ann Gloag, the founders of Stagecoach Group, have begun the process to sell their stakes in the company.

Published 29 April 2021

Knight Frank appoints Scott Hogan as new industrial and logistics lead for Scotland

Commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Scott Hogan to lead its industrial and logistics practice in Scotland.

Published 29 April 2021

MacRoberts to take up new George Street premises in Edinburgh

Law firm MacRoberts is to take up new premises in Edinburgh in the coming months.

Published 29 April 2021

FSB poses small firms’ questions to politicians ahead of Scottish election

Scotland’s political leaders have been quizzed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) about their plans for getting Scotland’s local and independent businesses back on their feet.

Published 29 April 2021

FCA consults on changes to MIFID's conduct and organisational requirements

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on potential reforms to the UK Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Published 29 April 2021

Current account switching levels fell in first three months year

The number of current account customers ditching and switching their bank dropped in the first three months of 2021, according to figures released by the Current Account Switching Service (Cass).

Published 29 April 2021

SMMT: UK car production rises on anniversary of pandemic-driven closures

UK car production rose 46.6% in March, the first increase after 18 months of decline, with 115,498 cars manufactured, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 29 April 2021

Increasing number of UK firms expect to grow staff numbers, BCC survey finds

The percentage of UK businesses expecting their workforce to grow in the next three months rose from 19% in Q4 2020 to 27% in Q1, according to the latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Published 29 April 2021

And finally... small change

The Royal Mint has unveiled the biggest coin in its 1,100-year history, weighing in at 10kg.

Published 29 April 2021

Tim Cooper: Low levels of insolvencies in Scotland can't last forever

Tim Cooper, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Scotland, has said that the low levels of corporate and personal insolvencies in Scotland over the last year cannot last forever. 

Published 28 April 2021