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Christine Rolland: HMRC set to crackdown on furlough fraudsters

Businesses emerging from the Covid-induced cocoon of furlough payments used to retain their workforce since the pandemic struck are now facing the cold wind of scrutiny as HMRC gears up to claw back any cash that may have been handed over in error, writes Christine Rolland, forensic accounting director at Henderson Loggie.

Published 30 September 2021

Nationwide: Annual house price growth slows in September, but remains in double digits

Annual house price growth eased back to 10.0%, from 11.0% in August, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

Published 30 September 2021

Greenshoots: DJ swaps the decks for dough and opens Dumbarton pizza shop

A Scottish DJ-turned-entrepreneur that made his dream of opening a pizza shop a reality has won a national business award.

Published 30 September 2021

Glenmorangie transforms boutique hotel into sensory playground

Glenmorangie has transformed its boutique Highland hotel into a sensory playground, where guests can immerse themselves in its delicious and wonderful world.

Published 30 September 2021

Bank of Scotland: Scottish business confidence rises and hiring intentions increase ahead of supply disruption

Business confidence in Scotland rose five points during September to 39%, the second consecutive month of growth, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking.

Published 30 September 2021

Hospitality and leisure expected to contribute £250m to Scottish economy this year

New research by Barclays Corporate Banking has revealed that the hospitality and leisure industry is thriving again and could contribute £250 million more to Scotland’s economy this year than in 2019.

Published 30 September 2021

Scottish Government announces 2,000 new jobs for Social Security Scotland

More than 2,000 jobs will be created with Social Security Scotland over the next 12 months, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 30 September 2021

And finally… the cup that cheers

A lawyer caught driving while nearly four times the drink-drive limit claimed that homemade kombucha tea was to blame.

Published 30 September 2021

Hundreds more SMEs joins legal action against Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

More than 800 SMEs are now plaintiffs in a legal case against the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks after hundreds more joined the lawsuit.

Published 29 September 2021

Azets Aberdeen acquires 25% more office space and announces three new hires as it targets 100 staff

The Aberdeen office of regional accountancy firm Azets has taken a further 2000 sq ft of space at its Albyn Place offices with capacity for a further 20 staff as the firm responds to rising demand from businesses across the North-East of Scotland.

Published 29 September 2021

Investment adviser Alan Steel dies at 74

Alan Steel, an investment adviser renowned for his straight-talking about the financial industry, has died at age 74.

Published 29 September 2021

RSM: Staycation boost drives Scottish hotel occupancy up for fourth consecutive month

Scottish hotel occupancy rates jumped six per cent in August as the thriving staycation market increased levels for the fourth consecutive month, according to the RSM Hotels Tracker.

Published 29 September 2021

Dundee-based ICS2 Cables ties employee-ownership knot

Dundee-based cable manufacturing firm ICS2 Cables has handed control and ownership of the business to its employees.

Published 29 September 2021

Scottish Widows: Households turning negative on financial wellbeing

The boost to financial wellbeing triggered by the relaxing of pandemic measures dipped during the third quarter despite the first rise in household income from employment since Q1 2020, according to the latest Scottish Widows Household Finance Index.

Published 29 September 2021

Scottish local government pension schemes explore net-zero roadmap

The providers of Scotland’s local government retirement schemes have come together as part of a new initiative to develop a ‘transition roadmap’ for net-zero pensions.

Published 29 September 2021