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UK pension savings hit 'record high' - Scottish Widows

Scottish Widow's annual report on the retirement market has shown pension saving at the highest level it has ever seen.

Published 25 June 2015

Scottish economy recovering from slowdown –BoS

The latest Business Monitor from Bank of Scotland has shown the Scottish economy recovering from the slowdown experienced at the start of the year.

Published 25 June 2015

UK Government to start sell-off of pioneering Green Investment Bank

The UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid will today announce plans to partly-privatise the Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank.

Published 25 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 24

Government take Lloyds stake down to 17%

Published 24 June 2015

KPMG urges North Sea firms to take action as ‘full impact’ of North Sea downturn yet to take effect

Firms need to take early action to project themselves because the full impact of cost reduction measures and the deferral or cancellation of capital projects in the North Sea is yet to be fully felt, KPMG has warned.

Published 24 June 2015

Scottish burial costs rise again as postcode lottery remains as stark as ever

Families across Scotland are still struggling to afford a decent farewell for their loved ones, according to a new report published today by Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 24 June 2015

Unemployment in one of Glasgow’s poorest areas drops by a third

Regeneration has helped local residents of one of Glasgow’s poorest areas to realise their potential to the extent that they significantly outperform the city average on two key economic measures, according to a new report.

Published 24 June 2015

Former SSE boss takes £2.15m lump out of pension pot

The former chief operating officer of Perth-based energy giant SSE has been given a £2.15 million chunk of his pension pot.

Published 24 June 2015

Retailer’s fury as Scots business rates ratcheted up by £60m

Scottish retailers have slammed Holyrood after figures emerged showing that property taxes north of the border have spiralled upwards by almost £60million in the past five years.

Published 24 June 2015

UK Regulators reveal ‘world’s toughest banker pay rules’

New rules governing bankers pay have been unveiled by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which the UK Governement has said constitute the toughest such laws of anywhere in the world.

Published 24 June 2015

Success again for AAB at the Scottish accountancy awards

Aberdeen-based Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has retained the title of ‘Tax Team of the Year’, at the 2015 Scottish Accountancy & Finance Awards.

Published 24 June 2015

RBS shareholders vent frustrations as departing chairman defends record

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses yesterday came under fire from the still 80 per cent state-owned bank’s angry shareholders who called for answers over a litany of issues still plaguing the lender.

Published 24 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 23

SSE worth £1.47bn to Scottish economy, says PwC report

Published 23 June 2015

Scottish government pledges end to 'stop start' land reform

Scottish landowners will have to accept "the public responsibilities that come with that ownership" following the introduction of new land reform legislation.

Published 23 June 2015

RBS still on track for Williams & Glyn spin-off but new director is delayed

Royal Bank of Scotland, which today holds its annual general meeting in Edinburgh, has stated that it is still on course to meet the end of year deadline for the sell-off of its Williams & Glyn business, as per the - already revised - conditions of its government bailout.

Published 23 June 2015