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Shepherd and Wedderburn’s private client team accredited as a STEP Gold Employer Partner

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s private client team has been accredited as a Gold Employer Partner by Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in recognition of the firm’s supportive organisational learning culture.

Published 23 March 2020

Heather Self: Tax free grants for the self-employed?

In an effort to help the current situation for the self employed, Heather Self, partner at accounting and tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg has made a number of suggestions which Government could embrace.

Published 23 March 2020

TSB unveils support for SME suppliers and business customers during coronavirus outbreak

TSB has today announced it will ensure that all of its smallest suppliers will be paid within just 10 days of invoicing the bank.

Published 23 March 2020

Chancellor announces government will pay workers wages amid coronavirus outbreak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed.

Published 23 March 2020

Udrafter offers helping hand to businesses struggling during coronavirus outbreak

Scottish tech start-up Udrafter is offering a helping hand to businesses and students battling through the coronavirus crisis.

Published 23 March 2020

GreenOre Gold searches for investors in £600k crowdfunding campaign

GreenOre Gold, a company searching for gold in the rural areas of Scotland, is searching for investors to back a £600,000 crowdfunding campaign to accelerate its plans for a site near Gairloch in Wester Ross.

Published 23 March 2020

And finally... old dog new tricks

BrewDog has begun producing and distributing hand sanitiser at its Aberdeenshire distillery amid shortages.

Published 23 March 2020

Bank of England slashes interest rates again amid coronavirus measures

The Bank of England has announced a second cut to interest rates amid a series of measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

UK government coronavirus support 'flawed', financial company warns

The UK government's proposed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is "flawed" and does not address "fundamental issues", a corporate financial and business consultancy firm has said.

Published 20 March 2020

Russell & Russell becomes first Scottish accountancy firm to graduate from RBS Accelerator programme

Glasgow-based Russell & Russell has become the first accountancy and business advisory firm in Scotland to graduate from the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Accelerator programme for entrepreneurs.

Published 20 March 2020

Summix Capital gets green light for Canongate office development

Summix Capital has been planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council for the development of a new office project in the heart of the Old Town.

Published 20 March 2020

Accountant Stewart MacLeod appointed to Gaelic language body

Qualified accountant Stewart MacLeod has been appointed as a member of the Gaelic language body Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Published 20 March 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn establishes COVID-19 advisory group to support clients

Shepherd and Wedderburn has established a COVID-19 advisory group, which draws relevant, specialist expertise from across the firm to support clients with informed, pragmatic legal advice on the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

Edinburgh-based Appointedd to offer free services to SMEs amid coronavirus outbreak

Edinburgh-based online booking and business management software provider Appointedd has announced that it will offer its services for free to small business customers struggling in wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 20 March 2020

Universal Credit claimants suspected of £150m advances fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has identified nearly 100,000 Universal Credit claimants that it suspects may have claimed an advance fraudulently, the National Audit Office (NAO) said today.

Published 20 March 2020