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MPs to grill Lloyds boss over pay

Lloyds Banking Group chief executive, and Britain’s best-paid bank boss, Antonio Horta-Osorio has been called before MPS to defend the bank’s executive pension policies.

Published 24 May 2019

Pay for "British Warren Buffett" hits £46m

Investment firm boss Andy Brown has awarded himself a bumper £46m pay package after overseeing a jump in pre-tax profits to £88m — up from £80.1m the year before - despite his fund shrinking in size over the last year.

Published 24 May 2019

NewRiver hails formation of joint venture with £60.5m swoop for three Scottish retail parks

REIT NewRiver has announced that it has agreed terms to form a new 50:50 joint venture with Bravo Strategies and has kicked-off the partnership with the acquisition of a portfolio of four retail parks, including three north of the border in a £60.5 million deal from Zurich Assurance.

Published 24 May 2019

IoD Scotland director of the year awards honour Scotland's top business leaders

Scotland’s top directors were celebrated last night at the Institute of Directors Scotland director of the Year Awards, held at the Hilton DoubleTree in Glasgow.

Published 24 May 2019

Monster win as Loch Ness firm named UK small business of 2019

Fifty year-old firm Cruise Loch Ness has been named the UK Small Business of 2019 at last night's Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) annual awards.

Published 24 May 2019

Blog: One year on but GDPR duties continue

Although many organisations breathed a sigh of relief when they got their house in order for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, the reality is that compliance continues to be an ongoing task, writes Gillian MacLellan, partner at law firm CMS.

Published 24 May 2019

Poor payment performance ‘still widespread’, finds Scottish construction industry survey

The Scottish Government has failed to prevent SMEs in the construction supply chain from suffering from poor payment performance, according to a new industry survey.

Published 24 May 2019

ONS: Retail spending flat

UK retail sales stalled in April despite warmer weather boosting clothing sales, official data released to has shown.

Published 24 May 2019

Calls to protect 50,000 children from rising tide of poverty in Scotland

Without action, 50,000 more children will enter poverty in Scotland between 2017/18 and 2023/24, equivalent to 750 more children each month, 170 more children each week and 25 more children each day entering relative poverty over this time.

Published 24 May 2019

And finally... Facebook likes idea of its own crypto currency

Social media giant Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, according to reports.

Published 24 May 2019

RBS-backed fintech calls in administrators

Student-focused UK digital banking startup Loot has gone in to administration after a sale to the Royal Bank of Scotland fell through.

Published 23 May 2019

‘Big Four’ accountants now Britain's top cyber employers

KPMG and PwC have been revealed as comfortably the UK’s top cyber recruiters, with both companies hiring large numbers of cyber security specialists, with cyber roles accounting for one in every 17 (5.95 per cent) new KPMG recruits and one in 20 (5.08 per cent) new hires at PwC.

Published 23 May 2019

Scottish house prices up by 3.3 per cent

The latest statistics from the UK House Price Index (HPI) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in March 2019 was £149,461 – an increase of 3.3 per cent on March in the previous year.

Published 23 May 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments exchanges contract on 4-8 St Andrew Square in landmark deal

KanAm Grund Group has exchanged contracts to acquire 4-8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, part of a substantial mixed use asset assembled by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) and developed by them in conjunction with Peveril Securities.

Published 23 May 2019

Nucleus sets out advisers’ capacity issues with latest census

Nucleus, the Edinburgh-based adviser built wrap platform has today launched the latest edition of its annual adviser census, showing advisers are struggling with capacity issues as they take on more clients while finding less time available to service them.

Published 23 May 2019