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Scottish small business confidence drops

Confidence has fallen among small businesses in Scotland, which are already less confident than those south of the border, according to a new survey.

Published 7 September 2015

Film and TV makers boost Scots economy by £45m

Film and TV producers spent a record £45.2 million shooting on location in Scotland last year, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

Published 7 September 2015

Scottish new car registrations lag behind rest of UK

New figures show that sales of new cars in Scotland continue to rise, but are still lagging behind the rest of the UK.

Published 7 September 2015

Former Tory treasurer subjected to bankruptcy restrictions

A former treasurer for the Scottish Conservative Party and trustee of charity Crimestoppers has been banned from holding the directorship of any company for five and a half years.

Published 7 September 2015

Almost 135,000 Scots hired by Living Wage firms

Almost 135,000 people in Scotland are employed by accredited Living Wage employers, according to new figures obtained in the Scottish Parliament last week.

Published 7 September 2015

Government plans for minimum alcohol unit price could affect free movement of goods, says ECJ

The Scottish government's plans to create a minimum unit price for alcohol could adversely affect the free movement of goods the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has said.

Published 4 September 2015

Bumper Year for Regional Selective Assistance

The last 12 months have seen Scottish Enterprise offer a total of £57.8million of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grants for projects with planned capital expenditure of £396.7 million.

Published 4 September 2015

Grant Thornton in audit qualification first

Accountancy students at financial and business adviser Grant Thornton have become the first to sign up for a unique and new Integrated Qualification (IQ) in Audit.

Published 4 September 2015

Second accountant charged in Rangers sale fraud case

Another former co-administrator has been charged over the controversial sale of Rangers in 2012.

Published 4 September 2015

Scotland’s finance directors predict flat growth over coming year

A poll of finance directors has revealed growing pessimism over growth prospects for Scotland the nation’s top businesss leaders.

Published 4 September 2015

Latest FLS data shows RBS reducing SME lending

Latest figures released by the Bank of England have revealed that Royal Bank of Scotland has slashed lending to small and medium sized enterprises through the Funding For Lending initiative by more than £250 million over the past three months.

Published 4 September 2015

Aggreko expands North American concern with £18m acquisition

Glasgow-based portable power supplier Aggreko has expanded its presence in the North American market with the £18m acquisition of ICS Group.

Published 3 September 2015

80 Aberdeen airport jobs at risk

The new holding company for bmi Regional and Loganair has warned that 80 north east jobs are at risk under plans to switch engineering facilities to Bristol.

Published 3 September 2015

Swinney: 'I cannot interfere with Fiscal Commission'

Scotland’s Finance secretary John Swinney has told a committee of MSPs that he will not interfere with the work of the new Fiscal Commission, after assuring them that he has "no control" over the "independent" body.

Published 3 September 2015