Banks could face a new charge to help the Government combat international criminals laundering their cash through British shell companies, as the Treasury launches a new consultation.
A crisis-hit Aberdeen restaurant that shut after just three days of trading has suffered another blow as it has been raided by thieves.
Former prime minister David Cameron netted a profit of £836,168 last year, according to new accounts filed with Companies House.
North-east firms, including two local authorities, were owed more than £840,000 after the collapse of an energy company.
A housebuilding firm halved its losses this year following a “major improvement” in trading performance.
Two North-east sisters who conned people out of more than £2 million by selling fake diet supplements have had their company struck off.