Peers living in Scotland claimed £2.1 million from taxpayers over 12 months, up 16 per cent on two years ago - and most of them were Liberal Democrats.
The Institute of Economic Affairs has been accused of “pumping seemingly paid-for propaganda” on tobacco, oil and tax havens into schools.
Glasgow City Council was paid less than £35,000 over five years by film companies for numerous street closures and location shooting, despite claims of a film and TV boom.
Four Tory MPs vowed to support the Cayman Islands Government’s fight against anti-money laundering measures after a paid trip to the country.
A survey of the funding of every community council in Scotland has sparked claims that the bodies are being systematically undermined by a lack of support from local authorities.
A secretive trust that gave £319,000 to the Scottish Conservatives is under examination by the Electoral Commission.
Most of the Scottish Government's £8 billion private finance projects to build schools, hospitals and roads have links to offshore tax havens.
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.
A controversial think tank called the Legatum Institute has been strongly criticised by charity regulators for failing to maintain "balance and neutrality" on Brexit.