A “loophole” in new legislation means more than half of the offshore entities which own hundreds of Scottish properties, including entire estates, can stay secret.
Steve Goodrich from Transparency International – which campaigns against corruption across the world – explains why who owns Scottish land and property matters.
Over the next three days – thanks to a new Ferret analysis – we will be shedding light on some of Scotland’s Secret Owners for the first time. Here’s how.
A former chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company accused of spying on an activist is involved in plans for a major new fish farm in Grimsby.
An analysis of all 631 Scottish companies that use opaque financial structures has revealed that only three were formed by residents of Scotland.
A director of a care home firm in Scotland — which is owned in a tax haven and pays some of its staff just over minimum wage — was paid £2.27m in 2020.
Yuri Lopatinsky was linked to Russian state agencies by an MP during a January debate in the House of Commons.
Russian businessmen who have agreed to resign as directors of a Scots whisky firm have links to Russia’s government and military.
There should be a publicly searchable register of charity trustees to bring them into line with company directors, says a new report.