Half a million extra Scots struggling with finances after the pandemic
Around 1.2 million Scots say they are struggling to keep up with household bills and credit commitments.
Bulb energy administrator in £1.7bn taxpayer bailout has tax haven links
The firm appointed as the special administrator of the failed energy company, Bulb, in a £1.7bn taxpayer funded bailout has links to tax havens, The Ferret can reveal.
Wind farms producing £3bn of energy to pay ‘loose change’ to Scots while fuel bills soar
The owners of Scotland’s onshore wind farms will only pay ‘loose change’ to communities this year.
NatWest has lent £3 billion to North Sea firms since Paris Agreement
Edinburgh-based bank NatWest lent £3 billion to North Sea oil and gas firms between 2016 and 2021 prompting criticism from environmentalists.
Sepa under fire for ‘unacceptable’ payments to oil lobby
Scotland's environmental watchdog is paying £960 a year to be an associate member of the lobby group for the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Scottish Government urged to ditch ‘gas guzzling’ high speed trains
The Scottish Government has been told to replace a fleet of high-emitting high speed trains, which have only been in operation since 2018.
Insurers invest £6bn in North Sea oil firms while removing cover on climate frontline
Insurers have invested over £6bn in North Sea oil and gas firms since 2016, while removing cover and hiking prices for communities facing climate breakdown.
Edinburgh investment firms funding new ‘climate destroying’ projects in North Sea
Two Edinburgh-based investment firms are shareholders in an energy company which plans to develop two of the largest untapped oil fields in the UK North Sea.
Nearly half of young Scots say finances worsen their mental health
Financial comfort for young people surveyed was largely determined by their access to parental support. Respondents without access to a parental safety net said they were more likely to rely on higher cost forms of credit, like payday loans, to get by.