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CAS calls for new ‘Breathing Space’ scheme for debtors to be extended into Scotland

The UK Treasury has this week announced a ‘Breathing Space’ scheme in England and Wales that will give people in debt 60 days to seek help while their creditors freeze the interest, and offers additional protections for people whose debt has led them to experience a mental health crisis.

Published 20 June 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland partners with key farming and rural youth bodies to help drive entrepreneurship in Scottish rural communities

Royal Bank of Scotland is to work with the Scottish Association for Young Farmers, the Rural Youth Project and the NFU Scotland Next Generation to offer an extension of its Entrepreneur Accelerator programme.

Published 20 June 2019

New tax framework can limit need for last minute changes

The “eleventh-hour” agreement between the Scottish Government and Green Party to secure the Scottish Budget would have been too rushed to conform with its proposed framework for introducing new taxes, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has said.

Published 20 June 2019

Glasgow approves plans for property and land strategy

Glasgow City Council has approved the Built Heritage, Community Asset, Vacant and Derelict Land Asset Plans underpinning it Property and Land Strategy.

Published 20 June 2019

And finally... new bowl for the balls, please!

A family who thought the ornate receptacle they used to keep tennis balls in their hallway has now sold it for almost £4 million.

Published 20 June 2019

More jobs expected to go as Virgin Money deal spells the end for Clydesdale brand

181 years after it was first formed in Glasgow, the Clydesdale Bank brand is to disappear from the high street, the lender's owners have announced as they warned of potential job cuts.

Published 19 June 2019

Amati Global Investors buys out Mattioli Woods purchase option

Edinburgh-headquartered small/mid cap specialist investor Amati Global Investors is to remain majority employee-owned having successfully completed a transaction with Mattioli Woods to cancel Mattioli Woods’ option to acquire the remaining 51 per cent of the company’s issued share capital.

Published 19 June 2019

New finance boss at trouble football firm as Deloitte joins the team

Troubled East Kilbride-based five-a-side football firm Goals Soccer Centres has appointed Mike McGill as interim chief financial officer as the business also confirmed it had appointed Deloitte to work with current advisers and lenders to assess “future corporate options”.

Published 19 June 2019

Royal London appoints new group chief executive

The Royal London has announced the appointment of former Standard Life Aberdeen head of UK Barry O’Dwyer as new group chief executive.

Published 19 June 2019

Household numbers continue to rise as more people live alone

The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.48 million in 2018, according to figures published by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Published 19 June 2019

Global CEO survey reveals growing confidence gap between Aberdeen’s energy sector and wider economy

New research from KPMG has highlighted a growing gap in business confidence between North Sea energy firms and the wider Scottish and UK economies.

Published 19 June 2019

NatWest appoints Mettle’s first CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary NatWest has appointed Marieke Flament as chief executive of small businesses digital offering Mettle.

Published 19 June 2019

Government homeownership schemes have helped 30,000 households get on property ladder

More than 30,000 households have been helped to buy their home through Scottish Government support schemes since 2007.

Published 19 June 2019

French Duncan: Doctors’ pension cuts make it better to retire than to save

The latest survey of doctors by the BMA highlights the problems arising from changes to tax on pension savings, according to leading accountants and business advisors French Duncan.

Published 19 June 2019

New computer based exam practice platform set to enhance ACCA student learning experience

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) students are set for a brand new exam practice platform for computer based exams (CBE).

Published 19 June 2019