Deloitte has been fined £4.2 million by the accounting watchdog for its audit of Serco’s Geografix division during the outsourcer firm’s electronic tagging scandal.
Outsourcing giant Serco has agreed a deal with the Serious Fraud Office that brings to an end a lengthy investigation into the scandal over its electronic tagging of offenders.
The boss of the Caledonian Sleeper was yesterday accused of prioritising luxury trains to the Central Belt “at the expense” of those to Aberdeen and Inverness.
Outsourcing firm Serco has seen shares jump after it hailed strong revenue growth as it continued its turnaround following years of decline.
Babcock has confirmed that it was approached by outsourcing rival Serco earlier this year with a proposal for a mega-merger between the two companies, but the idea was rejected.
Charities have expressed “outrage” at news that around 300 asylum seekers are to be evicted from their current homes.
Hundreds of asylum seekers are facing eviction after an accommodation provider announced it is to begin a long-planned lock-changing programme.
Caledonian Sleeper workers are to vote on whether they should go on strike amid claims staff are suffering “physical breakdowns” due to stress.
The launch of a £150 million fleet of luxury trains on the Caledonian Sleeper’s Highland routes has been hit by another delay, it has emerged.
The long-awaited new multi-million pound Caledonian Sleeper train carriages will finally be rolled out across the north over the next month.
The invitation to tender for the next contract to run ferries to the Northern Isles has been issued to three bidders.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
Passengers of the Caledonian Sleeper will be able to explore the wonders of the west coast as a direct bus connection is reintroduced.
The Scottish ferries union RMT will be holding a public meeting on Shetland calling for the nationalisation of Serco Northlink’s lifeline ferry services.
Higher-than-expected operating costs for Caledonian Sleeper trains have blown a £47million hole in the balance sheet of operator Serco, prompting a warning from the company it may seek an early exit from the 15-year franchise.
Plans to stop budget travellers sharing cabins with strangers on the Caledonian Sleeper have been condemned by a north MSP.
A Highland politician has hit out at a train company boss for allowing licenced firearms to be carried on the famous Caledonian Sleeper.
“I never thought I’d be living on the banks of the River Spey, catching salmon and being a bee farmer,” chuckles Tony Harris, who runs Spey Valley Honey from his farm house near Fochabers in Moray. It’s certainly a world away from his previous career.
Subcontracting firm Seatruck, which charters vessels for the Northern Isles freight service, has come under renewed fire over its refusal of Serco's offer to pay it enough money to bring staff pay up to the UK national minimum wage level.
A demonstration calling on the Scottish Government to "Keep CalMac Public" is taking place outside the Scottish Parliament today.
A trade union will demonstrate at Holyrood this week as the final decision on who will operate west coast ferry routes looms.
Passengers using the Caledonian Sleeper service between the Highlands and London could be forgiven for imagining they have stepped back in time.
The leader of Scottish Labour has pledged to "keep CalMac in public hands" if it wins the election in May.
Streamline has expressed its disappointment after a judge ruled in favour of the Scottish Government over its £12.7 million legal challenge to the award of the north boats contract to Serco back in 2012.
A Shetland shipping company has lost its £12.7 million court action against the Scottish government over the awarding of the lifeline northern isles ferry contract to multinational service provider Serco.
A Scottish Government minister has urged transport firms to follow the example of the Caledonian Sleeper in showcasing local Highland food on their services.
A 48-hour strike by staff on a key rail service began last night over concern about safety issues on trains.
Transport union RMT will today press ahead with a strike action ballot over “defects” in the rolling stock used for the iconic Caledonian Sleeper franchise.
The future of rail services in the north will be the focus of a business event in Inverness next month.
The two companies vying to run ferry services on the west coast have been invited to start preparing their final bids.
Talks between the two sides in the CalMac Ferries dispute were postponed yesterday. (Mon)
Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay has denied the west coast ferry service is being privatised.