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French Duncan warns employers over share scheme reporting penalties

Employers are being warned by accountants and business advisers French Duncan that share scheme reporting is essential to avoid penalties.

Published 17 April 2019

Glenfiddich makers lose trademark dispute over Indian-made Glenfield blend

William Grant & Sons, the owners of Glenfiddich, the world’s biggest-selling single malt whisky, has lost a legal battle with an Indian company they accused of copying their product.

Published 17 April 2019

Scottish sales rebound in March

Scottish retail sales decreased by 0.2 per cent on a like-for-like basis last month compared with March 2018, when they had decreased by 0.2 per cent.

Published 17 April 2019

Kames Capital and Aegon UK support Edinburgh and Essex Pride

Kames Capital and Aegon UK will be amongst the sponsors for this year’s Edinburgh Pride taking place on 22nd June and Essex Pride on 15th June 2019.

Published 17 April 2019

And finally... away and raffle

A woman who tried to raffle a Scottish castle because she couldn’t sell it on the open market has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for substituting the property for a cash prize instead.

Published 17 April 2019

Scottish commercial law firms announce merger

Two of Scotland’s foremost independent commercial law firms, Edinburgh-based Davidson Chalmers and Glasgow boutique Kergan Stewart, have announced they are to merge on 1 May.

Published 16 April 2019

MP slams RBS over leasehold repossession policy which is "kicking people when they're down"

A senior MP has launched a withering attack on Royal Bank of Scotland over its treatment of its mortgage customers who have fallen victim to the leasehold racket and subsequent crisis that has resulted from the ongoing consumer scandal.

Published 16 April 2019

Scottish householders lose more than £700,000 in just six months to doorstep scammers

Police are warning that anyone can become a victim of bogus callers after authorities revealed figures showing Scottish householders lost more than £700,000 in just six months to doorstep scams.

Published 16 April 2019

Scottish unemployment hits record low

The number of unemployed people in Scotland has fallen to a new record low following the first three months of this year, according to official figures that have also revealed UK pay growth has reached its fastest rate since the financial crisis.

Published 16 April 2019

Fairer taxation could provide boost to council revenues, report finds

A new report has called for a “fundamental review” of local government funding to examine new and alternative sources of revenue.

Published 16 April 2019

Blog: Twenty years of the National Minimum Wage

Eleanor Mannion and Laurie Anderson look back on the last 20 years of the minimum wage.

Published 16 April 2019

Peston and Mackay headline conference on Scotland’s post-Brexit future

Leading figure from business, politics, academia and the public sector will meet in Edinburgh next week to help plot a course for Scotland’s post-Brexit future.

Published 16 April 2019

Collapse of Morisons followed partner exodus

Morisons’ collapse came in the wake of a number of partner resignations, documents have shown.

Published 16 April 2019

RBS reissues free business credit card

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the relaunch of its business credit card aimed at start ups and smaller SMEs, with the bank now offering the card free of charge for the first year, to all new customers.

Published 16 April 2019

Mark Beaumont to address Investing Women conference

World record-holding cyclist Mark Beaumont is to address next week’s Investing Women conference in Edinburgh.

Published 16 April 2019