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And finally… slippery

A criminal case concerning the alleged theft of slippers worth around €20 has been concluded after eight years and around €3,000 in costs.

Published 17 February 2021

Johnston Carmichael appoints new head of international tax

Independent accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has appointed Erin Davis as its new head of international corporate tax, strengthening its tax team.

Published 16 February 2021

RBS least popular bank with customers, CMA survey finds

Banking customers at the Royal Bank of Scotland are the least satisfied in the UK, a survey conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found.

Published 16 February 2021

Bereaved families face 'unacceptable' delays from banks during pandemic

Bereaved families dealing with banks to settle the finances of loved ones have suffered “unacceptable” delays and administrative errors throughout the coronavirus pandemic, according to research carried out by consumer body Which?.

Published 16 February 2021

Rachel Henry: Words and their meaning in insurance contracts

Rachel Henry considers the importance of words and their meaning in insurance contracts.

Published 16 February 2021

UK Government provides further £1.1bn COVID-19 funding to Scottish Government

The UK Government has provided the Scottish Government with an additional £1.1 billion to support people, businesses and public services affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 16 February 2021

Debt collection agency for COVID-19 loans abandoned

The UK's banking industry is set to abandon plans to establish an agency to collect overdue emergency COVID-19 loans.

Published 16 February 2021

ASI launches research paper on boosting female labour force participation

Aberdeen Standard Investments' (ASI) Research Institute has launched a new research paper discussing ways to increase female labour-force participation in the workplace.

Published 16 February 2021

Apropos: More than half of UK’s largest cities experiencing property boom

More than half of the UK’s largest cities are continuing to experience a property selling boom, according to UK-wide letting firm Apropos.

Published 16 February 2021

Realise Energy Services acquires Optinergy Ltd for undisclosed sum

Perth-based Realise Energy Services has acquired Optinergy Ltd (NI), the Northern Ireland medium wind turbine operation and maintenance arm of Optinergy Ltd (ROI), an established technical services provider in the marketplace, for an undisclosed sum.

Published 16 February 2021

ZEDRA continues UK expansion with acquisition of Inside Pensions Ltd

ZEDRA, the global specialist in active wealth, global expansion and fund services, has acquired Inside Pensions, a UK-based independent occupational pension scheme governance support provider.

Published 16 February 2021

FRC launches TCA instrument consultation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched its TCA fees instrument consultation.

Published 16 February 2021

And finally... save the Amazon

Fake reviews for products sold on Amazon's Marketplace are being sold online in bulk.

Published 16 February 2021

Azets promotes four Scottish partners into senior management roles

Accountancy firm Azets has promoted four Scottish partners, Chris Horne, Peter Gallanagh, Greig McKnight and Bernadette Higgins into senior management roles across the international and UK business.

Published 15 February 2021

MHA Henderson Loggie appoints EY's Dawn MacDougall as tax director

MHA Henderson Loggie has appointed Dawn MacDougall as tax director.

Published 15 February 2021