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UK productivity decreased in final quarter of 2020

UK productivity declined in the final quarter of 2020, after bouncing back in Q3 following falls in both Q1 and Q2, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 24 February 2021

And finally… from ruffs to riches

Police dogs will benefit from a state pension for the first time under proposals from the Polish government.

Published 24 February 2021

MHA Henderson Loggie reveals Budget predictions for businesses

Dundee-based accountancy firm MHA Henderson Loggie has revealed its predictions for the upcoming budget and its impact on businesses across the UK.

Published 23 February 2021

FRC allows Big Four firms to move to next stage of audit separation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has reviewed the plans for the operational separation of the audit practices of the Big Four and confirmed that they can now move on to the next stage of implementation.

Published 23 February 2021

Roger Mayor: Key trends driving spring optimism in Scottish M&A market

Roger Mayor, director, Advisory Corporate Finance at Deloitte, discusses the key trends driving spring optimism within the Scottish M&A market.

Published 23 February 2021

HSBC CFO Ewen Stevenson to donate first year of pay increase to charity

Ewen Stevenson, the chief financial officer of HSBC will donate the first year of his pay increase to charity, according to the bank's annual results. 

Published 23 February 2021

Gilson Gray appoints Eddy Winters as business development director

Law firm Gilson Gray has recruited Eddy Winters as business development director.  

Published 23 February 2021

Barclays launches package of business support to help small businesses in Kilmarnock

Barclays is providing a support programme to local businesses in Kilmarnock to help the UK’s economic recovery at a city-wide level.

Published 23 February 2021

Stuart MacPherson: VAT changes in the construction industry

Stuart MacPherson, senior business services manager at Aberdeen-based chartered accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co, gives advice on VAT changes in the construction industry.

Published 23 February 2021

PwC: Financial institutions to significantly increase use of gig economy workers

More than half (52%) of financial institutions say they expect to have more gig-based employees over the next three to five years, according to a new PwC report. 

Published 23 February 2021

Glencairn Properties turnover reaches £10m after transforming derelict buildings in Edinburgh

Edinburgh developer Glencairn Properties is set to double its profit in the next three years despite the ongoing social and economic challenges posed by COVID-19.

Published 23 February 2021

Hampden & Co appoints Caroline Taylor to board

Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co has appointed Caroline Taylor as a non-executive director and chair of the UK private bank’s Remuneration Committee.

Published 23 February 2021

The Alternative Board celebrates Scottish expansion

Peer-to-peer support and advisory organisation for business leaders The Alternative Board (TAB) is expanding in Scotland.

Published 23 February 2021

Scottish firms call for support for international trade and low carbon transformation ahead of budget

More support for international trade and low carbon business strategies are two of the main asks from mid-market business leaders in Scotland, according to a survey carried out by advisory firm Grant Thornton in the days following Holyrood’s budget. 

Published 23 February 2021

SRC outlines retail priorities ahead of refreshed COVID-19 Framework

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has outlined its priorities for retail business ahead of the refreshed COVID Strategic Framework.

Published 23 February 2021