RSM: Financial and economic stress index sees record spike

RSM’s Market Stress Index has recorded its steepest and most protracted spike in negative sentiment since the metric was introduced, as COVID-19 fears intensify.

Published 3 April 2020

Allana Sweeney: Positive business measures – a spark of hope for businesses in financial distress

Allana Sweeney, senior associate in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s restructuring and business advisory team, discusses how the measures of support implemented to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic are a spark of hope for firms.

Published 3 April 2020

Chris Dunn: Banking and finance - issues currently facing housing associations

Chris Dunn, partner at Brodies LLP, details the current issues facing Scottish housing associations in terms of banking and finance in the current COVID-19 climate.

Published 3 April 2020

Steven McKay: COVID-19 and employee benefits

Steven McKay, head of employee benefits at chartered financial planners Mearns & Company, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and employee benefits.

Published 3 April 2020

Scottish Government announces £10m to support seafood processing businesses

Financial support for seafood processors to help them through economic pressures related to the coronavirus pandemic will be available through a new £10 million scheme announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 3 April 2020

JLEN Infrastructure buys stake in Peacehill Farm in £11m deal

Renewables infrastructure fund JLEN has acquired a stake in the Peacehill Farm anaerobic digestion plant in an £11 million deal.

Published 3 April 2020

APIL and ABI agree new approach for personal injury cases in Scotland during coronavirus pandemic

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have agreed a new approach to the handling of personal injury cases in the Scottish courts under the current COVID-19 situation.

Published 3 April 2020

RBS and Prince's Trust launch £5m coronavirus fund for young entrepreneurs

The Prince’s Trust and RBS owner NatWest have announced the launch of a £5 million fund to help young entrepreneurs across the UK to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 3 April 2020

And finally... mint condition

The Royal Mint is the latest in a line of companies swapping their production to create medical supplies for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, as it announced it would manufacture thousands of visors for the NHS frontline staff.

Published 3 April 2020

Edinburgh’s Wemyss House sold for 20% ahead of asking price

Wemyss House, the well-known office building in the heart of Edinburgh, has traded in a deal worth more than £5 million.

Published 2 April 2020