Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Dunedin Advisory move offices in Fife to complement their blended working

Monday, 1 March 2021

Delighted to announce that Dunedin Advisory have relocated to a purpose-built high-tech office hub – ITEK House in Glenrothes with effect from today.  Our new location gives the flexibility we need for the future in offering quality office accommodation, meeting rooms and all the technology to go with it.

New address:  ITEK House, 1 Newark Road South, Glenrothes. KY7 4NS.

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Airport staff to trial pre-departure rapid testing

Monday, 1 March 2021

Pre-departure rapid testing that delivers results within 15 minutes will be trialled at Edinburgh Airport as part of recovery planning for aviation in Scotland.

The week-long trial starts on Monday 1 March 2021 and uses tests that only require a saliva sample, meaning no nasal swab and a more positive testing experience.

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VeriCall announces new Real Time Speech Analytics Product

Friday, 26 February 2021

VeriCall Ltd announces that it has added a new service to its comprehensive portfolio of Solutions – Real Time Speech Analytics. It will be offering this service to its existing customer base and potential customers from today.

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EQ Accountants have achieved £22m R&D tax savings for clients

Friday, 26 February 2021

Leading tax and business advisory firm, EQ Accountants LLP, have helped secure over £22m of R&D tax savings for their clients.

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Extra funding made available for students facing hardship during pandemic

Friday, 26 February 2021

More money has been made available to Fife College students who are facing financial difficulty while undertaking their studies.

The Scottish Funding Council announced this week that a further £3 million would be made available to colleges across Scotland to support students, which was in addition to £5 million already provided.

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New fare structure makes it easier to travel across Scotland with Stagecoach

Thursday, 25 February 2021

From 7th March, Stagecoach companies across Scotland will be introducing a simpler to understand range of tickets and fares. The new range will make it easier for passengers to be confident that they are always getting the best value travel for the journeys they make, and acknowledges the increased flexibility people are now looking for.

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Joint Partnership between Fife Chamber members

Thursday, 25 February 2021

As a Kickstart Gateway, The HR Booth will be supporting employers with the Kickstart programme, working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Job Centre Plus, as well as providing employability training for those young people on the scheme that it administers.

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Optimism won’t allow businesses to plan: only a clear routemap to re-opening will

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Commenting on the First Minister’s statement to Parliament, Alan Mitchell, Chief Executive of Fife Chamber of Commerce, said: “The First Minister’s positive tone and her messages about the likelihood of returning to near normality because of the vaccination programme are welcome.  Her caution about giving even indicative re-opening dates beyond the return of all pupils to school and the move to Tier Three of all parts of the country currently subject to Tier 4 restrictions in the last week of April is not unexpected: but it is still disappointing.

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VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme - online service opens

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Over half a million businesses who deferred VAT payments last year can now join the new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HMRC has announced today (23 February).

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Wellbeing initiatives boost charity funds

Monday, 22 February 2021

Mental health charity SAMH has received £1000 from a Scottish law firm after colleagues completed a physical virtual challenge.

Colleagues at Thorntons were tasked to collectively walk, jog or run 8000 kilometres in just four weeks to boost personal mental wellbeing and fundraise for a charity of their choice. The team smashed their target in January and their chosen charity SAMH received the funding boost.

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