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Business Briefs - May 8

UK house prices rose 1.6 per cent last month, according to the latest survey from the Halifax.

Published 8 May 2015

Report shows improving fortunes for Scotland’s smaller law firms

The Law Society of Scotland’s financial benchmarking report shows improving fortunes for smaller law firms.

Published 8 May 2015

Aberdeen slips as Scottish hotel revenue and occupancy rises

Scottish hotel revenue and occupancy rose slightly in February despite a slip in Aberdeen, according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers BDO.

Published 8 May 2015

Blog: ISA plan to save tax

John Cairns is a tax partner at French Duncan Chartered Accountants

Published 8 May 2015

Aberdeen bounces back but Edinburgh falters as Scottish commercial property sales fall

The value of commercial property sales in Scotland dropped by a third in the first quarter of 2015.

Published 8 May 2015

Rise and rise of Scottish new car sales finally hits the brakes

New car sales in Scotland dipped three per cent in last month ending more than two years of near continuous growth, according to latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 8 May 2015

Garratt-Cox emerges from boardroom battle with incentive worth up to £2m in shares

Alliance Trust’s chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox could scoop £2 million worth of shares under the Dundee firm’s new long-term incentive scheme.

Published 8 May 2015

New Scottish home registrations up six per cent

The number of new homes registered in Scotland has increased by 15 per cent over the previous year, an industry body has reported.

Published 8 May 2015

Business Briefs - May 7

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the proposed acquisition of Glasgow-based Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrators FRP Advisory.

Published 7 May 2015

96 per cent of Scottish SMEs support Living Wage

A poll carried out by Business for Scotland has found overwhelming levels of support amongst SME business owners for paying the Living Wage.

Published 7 May 2015

New affordable homes to boost Falkirk Council pension fund

Almost 100 new homes are to be built in the Falkirk area in a move that will provide an income for the local authority’s pension fund.

Published 7 May 2015

Tyre giant Michelin buys Scots firm for £50m

French tyre giant Michelin has bought the Edinburgh-based internet tyre sales company Blackcircles.com for £50 million.

Published 7 May 2015

Braveheart’s boardroom shake-up continues

Perth-based investment group Braveheart has announced the departure of another board member.

Published 7 May 2015

Scottish retail sales down and trailing UK

Latest figures from the the Scottish Government’s Retail Sales Index have revealed that the value of retail sales in Scotland fell 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, down by 0.2 per cent over the year to the end of March.

Published 7 May 2015

North Sea sector must slash costs by 40 per cent to get at last reserves –Oil and Gas UK

The North Sea oil and gas industry must make cost reductions of 40 per cent in order to make viable the extraction of the 23 million barrels of oil and gas that remain available in UK waters.

Published 7 May 2015