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Salmond sets up private firm to handle publishing cash

Alex Salmond has set up an unlimited company to handle revenue acquired through his burgeoning writing career.

Published 27 April 2015

Sin Bin: Rangers boys club accountant facing jail over £55,000 laundering scam

The treasurer of the Rangers Supporters Association Boys Club is facing jail after she used the club’s books to launder £55,000 from the company she worked for.

Published 27 April 2015

Social Investment Scotland launches new third sector fund

UK investors are being targeted by a new pioneering Scottish fund which aims to provide a social return alongside financial.

Published 27 April 2015

Scot's Living Wage awareness leads the UK -KPMG

Almost 90 per cent of adults in Scotland have heard of the Living Wage, making it the most Living Wage conscious region in the UK, according to new research commissioned by accountants KPMG.

Published 27 April 2015

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce nominated for prestigious global award

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has been recognised on the world stage after being selected as the only UK finalist in the 2015 World Chambers Competition.

Published 27 April 2015

150 business leaders call for full fiscal responsibility

An open letter published in a national Sunday newspaper has seen 150 leading businessmen and women call for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland.

Published 27 April 2015

ICAS chief's pay hits £350k amid surge in overseas members

The chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, Anton Colella, was paid £354,000 last year.

Published 27 April 2015

Plan Bee founder shortlisted for top UK green entrepreneur award

Lanarkshire-based eco-innovation business Plan Bee has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Business Green Leaders Awards in London.

Published 27 April 2015

Less than two out of five Scottish 50-75 year olds contacted by their pension provider after new rules -PwC

Despite the introduction of major new pension reforms at the start of this month, it appears that almost 55 per cent of Scottish adults aged between 50-75 years have received no contact from their pension providers, according to ‘big four’ accountants PwC.

Published 24 April 2015

Business Briefs - April 24

Published 24 April 2015

£1m+ residential market lagged in 2014 but already recovering -Rettie

Last year saw a 6 per cent rise in £1m property transactions in Scotland, according to Edinburgh estate agents Rettie & Co.

Published 24 April 2015

Scotmid profits hit £5.5m but boss remains cautious

Scotland’s largest independent co-operative, Scotmid, has announced a £1m rise in operating profits today, reaching £5.5m for the year ending 31 January.

Published 24 April 2015

Scots are ‘£12 better off a week’ as cost of living falls but pensioners still struggle

A supermarket price war and low fuel costs have left the average Scot £12 a week better off compared to this time last year as the UK continues to enjoy “no-flation”, according to latest figures.

Published 24 April 2015

BDO identifies evolution of the legal C-suite

The global financial crisis has put risk management at the top of agenda for law firm bosses and the next five years will see a radical departure from the traditional law firm C-suites, according to a new report from accountancy and advisory firm BDO.

Published 24 April 2015

Scots colleges face demands to release £100m of “stashed cash”

Almost £100 million of cash “squirrelled away” by Scottish colleges into “foundations” after a change in accounting rules has been targeted by teaching unions and student leaders who claim the cash could be put to “better use” as cuts ravage higher education.

Published 24 April 2015