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University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre lines up start-ups for EIE21

The University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre has selected 32 high-growth companies for this year’s EIE21.

Published 22 February 2021

HMRC announces more help for self assessment taxpayers

HMRC has announced that Self Assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April.

Published 22 February 2021

UK Government announces increased support for fishing and shellfish businesses

The UK Government has announced enhanced financial support for the seafood industry with cash grants for seafood and aquaculture businesses across the UK.

Published 22 February 2021

And finally... common cents

Victorian pennies have sold for thousands at a North Yorkshire auction house.

Published 22 February 2021

Accounts manager faces possible jail time after stealing £250,000 from client

An accounts manager has caused  Glasgow-based Campbell McWilliams to fold after stealing more than £250,000 from the company.

Published 19 February 2021

NatWest Group reports 'resilient' performance in 2020 with £3.2bn impairment charge

NatWest Group has posted its annual results delivering what chief executive Alison Rose has called a "resilient performance" despite the bank's impairment charge of £3.2 billion.

Published 19 February 2021

Wylie & Bisset predicts one of the most diverse Budgets in recent times

Glasgow-based chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset has predicted that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver one of the most diverse Budgets in recent times on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Published 19 February 2021

Barclays pays 450 executives £1m or more despite 30% drop in profits

Almost 450 executives at Barclays each received annual pay packets of more than £1 million, despite a 30% drop in the bank's profits.

Published 19 February 2021

Harry Nimmo: Why active investing outperforms passive

Harry Nimmo, investment leader, smaller companies at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), discusses why active investing outperforms passive.

Published 19 February 2021

PwC: Pricing for home and motor insurance set to fall as changes to regulation take effect

The cost of home and motor insurance may fall in 2021 according to predictions by PwC UK.

Published 19 February 2021

Ivanhoe Caledonian secures £100,000 working capital loan from Business Loans Scotland

Musselburgh-based printing company Ivanhoe Caledonian recently received a £100,000 COVID Working Capital Loan from Business Loans Scotland to help with the negative impact of the on-going COVID pandemic.

Published 19 February 2021

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop calls for Brexit help for Scottish businesses

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop is calling on the UK Government to provide further support to companies struggling to trade with the EU post-Brexit.

Published 19 February 2021

Aviva launches new cash savings platform as UK savings soar during pandemic

Perth-based insurance giant Aviva has launched a new cash savings platform as UK savings soar during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 February 2021

UK Government borrowing reaches highest January level on record

UK Government borrowing hit £8.8 billion in January making it the highest January figure since record began in 1993, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 19 February 2021

Google fined €1.1m over ‘misleading’ star ratings on hotels

Search giant Google has been fined €1.1 million by French authorities for displaying "misleading" star ratings for hotels and other tourist accommodations.

Published 19 February 2021