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

SCC: Additional support measures for businesses are essential for businesses to survive COVID-19

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has said that the additional support measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are essential if businesses are to survive the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 18 March 2020

EY appoints Hywel Ball as managing partner

Accountancy firm EY has appointed Hywel Ball as its UK & Ireland managing partner and chairman as it prepares for its audit and consultancy divisions to be divided. 

Published 13 March 2020

Women in Banking and Finance appoints EY's Sue Dawe as a patron

Sue Dawe, EY’s head of financial services in Scotland, has been appointed as a patron of Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF).

Published 5 March 2020

Flybe goes into administration with EY appointed administrators

The UK's largest regional airline Flybe has gone into administration with Alan Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne and Simon Edel of EY appointed as joint administrators.

Published 5 March 2020

API Foils saved from administration by Aldus purchase

Global packaging business Aldus has agreed to buy API Foils in Livingston, which went into administration earlier this month.

Published 26 February 2020

EY appointed administrators of API Foils

Colin Peter Dempster and Robert Hunter Kelly of EY have been appointed as joint administrators of the Livingston-based packaging company API Foils.

Published 4 February 2020

Beeks Financial Cloud CEO Gordon McArthur floats advice to Scottish IPO potentials

Scottish companies considering a listing will hear from a panel of experts on how it can work best for their business at an IPO dinner hosted by Pinsent Masons and EY.

Published 27 January 2020

Big Four in talks to separate audit and consulting arms to beat government enforcement

The Big Four accounting firms are engaging in talks with the audit regulator regarding a self-imposed break-up in an attempt to get ahead of government enforcement action.

Published 23 January 2020

Financial and business services respond to election results

Following the announcement of a majority Conservative government, various financial and business services in the UK have given their response. 

Published 13 December 2019

BDO rivals Big Four as it acquires FTSE 250 clients

Challenger accountant BDO has rivalled The Big Four accountancy companies as it has taken on nine FTSE 250 audit clients this year.

Published 9 December 2019

EY partners hit by pay cut despite record revenues

Partners at EY are due to take a pay cut, despite the business making record revenues.

Published 19 November 2019

FRC: 'Big Four' increase their market share of UK audit

The largest accountancy firms have increased their share of the UK audit market with 100% of FTSE 100 companies now audited by the Big Four, according to new research from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Published 28 October 2019

Winners at the Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019 announced

FNZ, Morgan Stanley and Skills Development Scotland in partnership with the City of Glasgow College win at the Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019.

Published 25 October 2019

Scottish Financial Enterprise appoints two new directors

Anthony Rafferty and Viva Rudkin have been appointed as the new directors for the board of financial services representative body Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE).

Published 22 October 2019