Registers of Scotland
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the UK introduced a register of overseas entities. But does the new foreign ownership law go far enough?
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.
Yuri Lopatinsky was linked to Russian state agencies by an MP during a January debate in the House of Commons.
The number of people who died whilst homeless in Scotland has risen, according to the latest official figures.
A series of investigations by The Ferret spark calls for the Scottish Government to publish Scottish property ownership data for free.
Amazon’s flagship Scottish distribution centre, developed with the aid of £6.3m in Scottish Enterprise grants, is now owned and registered in a tax haven.
Tax haven firms are buying up large swathes of the capital, with many of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings now owned offshore, The Ferret can reveal.