A Scottish Government decision to hand a £300k contract to PA Consulting has been described as ‘worrying’ after the firm was accused of overcharging taxpayers.
The chief executive of a port authority under fire in the Scottish Highlands has denied an alleged conflict of interests over companies he’s involved with.
Mexican fruit workers have asked Scots consumers to boycott berries sold in Lidl stores amid allegations of unsafe working conditions.
Paperwork obtained by The Ferret shows charity that denied supporting controversial ‘workfare’ scheme did in fact benefit from the programme.
Almost half of Scotland’s universities have increased the number of staff on zero hours contracts despite pledges to cut their use.
Glasgow University spent £39,225 installing 11 biometric kiosks at its Gilmorehill and Garscube campuses to keep tabs on university cleaners.
Not a single UK firm has been prosecuted for paying poverty wages since February 2013.
The Ferret can reveal close links between the SNP and controversial private firms who are likely to bid for contracts.
Amazon received almost £1m in Scottish Government grants in 2015 while its agency staff are being bussed from Glasgow to Fife to work 60 hour weeks.