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AccelerateHER Awards to go ahead online after Edinburgh ceremony cancellation

An awards ceremony recognising women who have founded innovative Scottish companies will go ahead next week using a technology-led solution.

Published 20 March 2020

And finally... fortune cookie

A judge known to be the richest in China has been charged with fraud, abuse of her power and taking bribes after it was revealed she had amassed her $200 million fortune through gambling.

Published 20 March 2020

Cheers! Caledonian Breweries announces price freeze and debt repayment holiday

Caledonian Breweries, which produces Tennent's, has announced measures to support the drinks industry during the coronavirus outbreak by freezing its on-trade wholesale prices and granting a three-month debt-repayment holiday to loan customers.

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £2.2bn fund for business affected by coronavirus

Yesterday, economy secretary Fiona Hyslop announced a series of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus on businesses in Scotland, including a £2.2 billion for businesses.

Published 19 March 2020

Beales Perth store closes today

The joint administrators of the Beales department store chain, Will Wright and Steve Absolom from KPMG, have confirmed that all remaining Beales stores, including Perth, will close today.

Published 19 March 2020

Companies House extends filing deadlines

Due to the current public health situation and the impact of coronavirus on companies (e.g. self-isolating), Companies House is now automatically granting a two-month extension to file company accounts.  

Published 19 March 2020

Gilson Gray issues guidance for businesses on Statutory Sick Pay

Law firm Gilson Gray has issued helpful guidance for employers and employees looking for clarity on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to affect businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Published 19 March 2020

Wylie & Bisset: Strong leadership fundamental for family businesses to survive impact of coronavirus

Chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset has said that strong leadership is fundamental if family businesses are to survive the economic impact of COVID-19.

Published 19 March 2020

FCA sets out expectations for general insurance firms during coronavirus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out expectations for general insurance firms and provided information for consumers about what they should see from their insurance provider during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish businesswoman launches £100k coronavirus support package for local community in Kilmarnock

Scottish businesswoman Marie Macklin CBE has offered £100,000 community cash fund to support the communities of Kilmarnock, which will help tackle the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the places closest to her heart.

Published 19 March 2020

Paymentshield to refund customers £380k for PPI breaches

Hundreds of customers are being refunded a share of £380,000 after insurance company Paymentshield failed to send important information about PPI policies.

Published 19 March 2020

Scotland’s employment rate for young people higher than last year

The number of young people ages 16-24 years in employment in Scotland from January 2019 to December 2019 has increased from 57.2% to 57.9%, according to the Annual Population Survey.

Published 19 March 2020

And finally... kiddie bank

Challenger bank Revolut has launched a banking app for kids. 

Published 19 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 19 March 2020