COVID-19



Janus Henderson: Dividend payouts could fall by 35% in 2020

Global dividends are expected to fall by as much as 35% this year, according to the latest Global Dividend Index from Janus Henderson.

Published 18 May 2020

CIPD: Mass redundancies avoided in Scotland thanks to furlough scheme

Wide-spread mass redundancies have been avoided in Scotland amid the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the UK Government's furlough scheme, according to the latest CIPD Labour Market Outlook in partnership with the Adecco Group. 

Published 18 May 2020

MHA Henderson Loggie: M&A market will return, but not as we know it

MHA Henderson Loggie has indicated that Scotland's Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) market will return after the coronavirus lockdown measures have been reduced, but not as we know it.

Published 15 May 2020

Stewart Pennington: Scottish food and drink businesses must review the menu of rescue options to avert closure for good

Stewart Pennington, partner at Johnston Carmichael, has urged Scottish food and drink businesses to review suitable options to avoid closing for good amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 15 May 2020

Rettie: Significant drop in housing transactions expected but average prices should be more stable

Despite the current uncertainty in the Scottish housing market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant drop in transactions, average prices are expected to remain stable, according to Rettie & Co.

Published 15 May 2020

TSB bolsters digital capabilities to help customers in Scotland stay safe at home

TSB has published new figures on how many customers it has helped in Scotland using remote communication channels which allow customers to bank from the safety of their own homes.

Published 15 May 2020

Bank of Scotland highlights colleague contribution during lockdown

Bank of Scotland showcased the dedication of its key worker colleagues, who continue to support customers during the coronavirus crisis with the launch of a new advert yesterday.

Published 15 May 2020

FSB: Figures show Scottish grant funding slowing further

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has highlighted that figures released by the Scottish Government have revealed that the volume of cash reaching firms is slowing further than already highlighted last week.

Published 14 May 2020

Scottish business round up

A round-up of business news from across Scotland featuring: Royal Dornock Golf Club's delayed construction plans, Reactec's new social distancing solution, an East Neuk fisherman's new business launch, WL Gore's staffing success, Wemyss Properties' new Glasgow flats approval and Good-Loop's hygiene poverty campaign deal.

Published 14 May 2020

RICS calls on Scottish government for clarity on housing market

RICS has called on the Scottish government for clarity on when the house buying and selling process can restart as it suggested house prices will be 4% lower when the market reopens.

Published 14 May 2020

Two-thirds of SMEs won’t be able to pay their deferred tax liabilities in six months’ time, survey finds

Results from the latest  ACCA UK and The Corporate Finance Network’s (CFN) SME Health Tracker have found that 61% of firms that made enquiries for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) are still awaiting a response, with just 4% progressed to full application and 9% accepted.

Published 14 May 2020

Addleshaw Goddard: Businesses advised to proceed with caution regarding new furlough rules

Ann Frances Cooney, legal director at Addleshaw Goddard, has warned that employers looking to take advantage of the UK government’s plans to extend the furlough scheme to October should do so with a degree of caution. 

Published 14 May 2020

Lloyd's of London: Coronavirus claims to cost up to £3.5bn

Insurance market Lloyd's of London has said that it expects coronavirus-related claims to cost it between £2.5 billion and £3.5bn, marking biggest payout since the 11 September 2001 attacks in the USA.

Published 14 May 2020

FCA confirms measures to help insurance customers suffering financial difficulties due to coronavirus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is confirming a series of temporary measures today to help customers who hold insurance and premium finance products and who may be in financial difficulty because of coronavirus.

Published 14 May 2020

UK Agricultural Finance continues to lend

Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF) has continued lending and has had a regular flow of loans completing.

Published 14 May 2020