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Date announced for RBS annual Scottish Legal Conference

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the date of this year’s annual Legal Sector Conference in Scotland alongside new partner mmadigital.

Published 19 August 2015

Mone resigns from lingerie firm she founded

The Scots entrepreneur who was this month appointed by the UK Government to carry out a review of support available for people from less advantaged areas to start up their own businesses has resigned from the board of the firm that made her a multimillionaire.

Published 19 August 2015

Turnover tops £100m at finance lawyers BLM

Risk and insurance law business BLM has revealed record financial results, with turnover hitting £104.1m and profit standing at £18.3m, in its latest year-end results to 31 March 2015.

Published 19 August 2015

New tax relief rules could hold back Scotland’s tech sector, warns Baker Tilly

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly is warning that new rules introduced in this year’s Finance Bill could jeopardise the growth plans for tech businesses in Scotland.

Published 19 August 2015

DWP admits using ‘fake’ claimants in benefit sanctions leaflet

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted using made-up stories from fictional claimants to demonstrate the positive impact of benefit sanctions.

Published 19 August 2015

Scottish housing market stabilises after buffeting from tax and politics

The pace of house price growth in Scotland has slowed to just over 1 per cent in the year, from double digit growth at the start of the year.

Published 19 August 2015

Scottish grocers suffer July slump

Scottish grocers endured their worst sales performance in 16 years last month, according to latest figures.

Published 19 August 2015

French Duncan Financial Services achieves chartered status

French Duncan Financial Services, the wealth management arm of accountants French Duncan has been awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Financial Planners’ title by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Published 19 August 2015

Business Briefs - 18 August

Scotland's last coal-fired power station to close

Published 18 August 2015

New bank tax will have disproportionate impact on mutuals, say Nationwide boss

The boss of Britain's biggest customer-owned lenders has claimed that the new banking tax announced by Chancellor George Osborne last month is set to cost it £300 million over the next five years and could curb its lending powers.

Published 18 August 2015

HMRC targets Airbnb owners and eBayers

People who are running online businesses through an app store or listings site such as online auctioneer eBay or lettings portal Airbnb, could be about to be hit by a new government crackdown on tax evasion.

Published 18 August 2015

Approval set for first of West’s £1bn City Deal projects

Approval is expected today of the first projects to be carried out under the £1 billion-plus package to boost the west of Scotland economy.

Published 18 August 2015

Scots chairman to end 40 years with RBS

Ken Barclay, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland’s board in Scotland, is to leave the 73 per cent state-owned lender after almost 40 years, it has been reported.

Published 18 August 2015

Social enterprises invited to apply for loans

SIS Community Capital has launched a new social investment fund to support up to ten Scottish social enterprises with growth ambitions.

Published 18 August 2015