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30 Jun 08

Scotland's law firms face redundancies and falling profits: PKF

Scotland’s law firms are facing the threat of large scale redundancies and dramatically reduced profits as the impact of the credit crunch continues according to a survey by accountants and business advisers PKF

30 Jun 08

Is there an ostrich in your boardroom?

Ostriches are notorious for burying their head in the sand when danger approaches and company directors need to be vigilant to ensure that they guard against replicating this type of behaviour in their boardroom

27 Jun 08

Business confidence plummets, but entrepreneurs sniff out opportunities

Business confidence is at a three-year low amongst entrepreneurs, but almost half in a new survey believe the looming recession will present opportunities for their companies

27 Jun 08

Scott-Moncrieff reports steady growth for the financial year 2007-08

Overall revenues at the independent Scottish accountancy and professional services firm climbed 4 per cent to £13.1m, up from £12.6m for the previous 12 months

27 Jun 08


It's a common shout given we're in the midst of the European Championships, but this time next year, it's more likely to be the taxman crying foul

18 Jun 08

Worried bosses warn London’s competitiveness is under threat

Six out of 10 business leaders in London fear the city's competitiveness is under threat - double the number of a year ago – according to a survey by the CBI and KPMG

18 Jun 08

UK set to benefit from global capital flows, says KPMG survey

The UK is the most popular European inward investment destination for corporates in the short to medium term, according to new research by KPMG

18 Jun 08

Credit ratings agencies – meeting the needs of the market?

The role of credit ratings agencies in an uncertain financial market came under scrutiny at a panel discussion held in Luxembourg recently

17 Jun 08

KPMG staff suffer for charity

If staff at KPMG’s offices in Scotland are moving a little slower this week, it’s with good reason – many of them are still recovering after taking part in the Lomond Hospice Challenge last weekend, in aid of the firm’s Help the Hospices appeal

17 Jun 08

Entrepreneurs remain bullish despite credit crunch

The UK’s entrepreneurs are remaining confident about the growth of their businesses despite the current turbulent economic conditions, according to a new report Entrepreneurship UK: 2008 by Deloitte, in association with London Business School

17 Jun 08

Too much faith in technology leads to lapses

One week ahead of Gartner’s European Identity and Access Summit in London on 23-24 June, a new pan-European survey from professional services firm KPMG has found that information security breaches are the result of poor operational procedures, not technology

16 Jun 08

Downturn could lead to fraud boom, warns expert panel

The current economic downturn may prompt an increased risk of corporate financial crime, warns the independent watchdog the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP)

12 Jun 08

London is the world’s 'most influential' economic city

London has topped an index ranking the world's cities in terms of economic influence, according to a survey by MasterCard

9 Jun 08

Scottish hotels see largest fall in occupancy and lowest revenue increase

Scotland’s hotel sector had the highest fall in occupancy and lowest increase in rooms yield (the industry measure of revenue) in April compared to the rest of the UK, according to the latest monthly survey by accountants and business advisers PKF

9 Jun 08

Deloitte search on for Scottish graduates

Deloitte is searching for the very best Scottish graduate talent after being named the top employer in that field

3 Jun 08

Moffat Academy pupil wins the 2008 Helen Jones Scholarship

Jennifer Louise Taylor, a pupil at Moffat Academy, has been awarded the 2008 Helen Jones Scholarship. Jennifer, who intends to study accountancy and finance at Glasgow University, will receive a scholarship, currently £1,100 a year, for each year of her course

3 Jun 08

BDO Stoy Hayward strengthens Scottish team

BDO Stoy Hayward has strengthened its Scottish team with two senior staff appointments, with Gary Drennan, UK business assurance director, and John McNeill, business restructuring senior manager, joining the firm’s Glasgow office

3 Jun 08

Promoting diversity in workplace makes business sense: CBI and TUC

Firms that take steps to improve diversity in the workplace earn real business benefits, a joint report from the CBI employers organisation and the Trades Union Congress suggests

3 Jun 08

Scottish AIM market stable while UK market rises

Shares in Scottish companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) remained almost static for the second consecutive month during May despite a rise in the FTSE AIM all share index according to analysis of the monthly changes by accountants and business advisers PKF. The Scottish companies listed on AIM fell by 0.32 per cent against a rise of 4.99 per cent for the FTSE AIM all share index

2 Jun 08

Deloitte wins best graduate employer title in finance and professional services

Deloitte has been named as the best graduate employer in finance and professional services at the Target National Graduate Recruiter Awards, taking the award from PwC which has held top spot for the past three years

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