Cost cutting to exacerbate succession planning issues in 2019

The continuing drive for greater cost control across financial and professional services in Scotland this year will have a retrograde impact on succession planning, according to analysis published today by recruitment company Core-Asset Consulting. 

Published 21 February 2019

Double parking deal for Knight Frank Scotland

Two recently-completed deals underline the growing popularity of car parks among investors on the hunt for stable long-term income, according to Knight Frank.

Published 21 February 2019

‘No Deal’ Brexit could see Scottish GDP drop by 7 per cent

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit could have a dramatic impact on Scotland’s economy, with the potential for national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to fall by up to 7 per cent, according to a new report by the Scottish Government’s chief economist.

Published 21 February 2019

Lack of transparency and accountability of local authority business support scheme a cause for concern

A Holyrood committee has expressed concern about the lack of transparency, accountability and alignment of Business Gateway, a local-authority provision that aims to help businesses develop and grow.

Published 21 February 2019

FCA raps three firms in its first decision under competition law

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found that three asset management firms breached competition law, in its first formal decision under its competition enforcement powers.

Published 21 February 2019

And finally... fat cat

The cat of late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is set to "inherit" some of his $170 million fortune, according to reports.

Published 21 February 2019

Forger jailed for two more years for VAT fraud

A South Lanarkshire man has been jailed for more than two years for an elaborate a VAT tax fraud concocted to repay a confiscation order previously imposed on him for forging banknotes.

Published 20 February 2019

Addleshaw Goddard expands Scottish TST

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard is marking its continued investment in Scotland with the launch of a new Edinburgh hub for its Transaction Services Team (TST).

Published 20 February 2019

FCA publishes Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study final report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the final report of its Wholesale Insurance Brokers market study which was launched in November 2017 to assess how competition was working in the sector.

Published 20 February 2019

Early intervention makes education ‘everyone’s business’ and key to solving Scotland's long-term productivity puzzle, says CBI

CBI Scotland will today launch a series of new business-led interventions aimed at addressing the Scottish economy’s persistent problem of low productivity.

Published 20 February 2019