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Falkirk currently hottest spot for buyer demand in the UK but lack of interest hits Aberdeen sellers

New data has revealed that the hottest spot for buyer demand in the UK right now is Falkirk with the ratio of properties listed as sold to those still for sale currently at 65 per cent.

Published 12 April 2019

Scottish housing associations ‘continue to resist’ Board remuneration

A new survey has highlighted a divergence in approach to Board remuneration by housing associations in Scotland and England.

Published 12 April 2019

Tax 'payment on account' mix-up – budget for larger than expected payment in January 2020, advises Saffery Champness

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has discovered that a number of its farm and estate clients have received automatic refunds of payments made in January on account of income tax for the 2018/19 tax year.

Published 12 April 2019

Blog: Why going plastic-free should matter to us all

By Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland Commercial at Knight Frank

Published 12 April 2019

Edinburgh Airport hits million March milestone

More than one million people passed through Edinburgh Airport in March 2019, making it the first ever one million passenger March for the terminal.

Published 12 April 2019

And finally... claims of “discrimination and elitism” see Amazon backtrack on cashless shops

Just a year after opening to claims that they were a symbol of the future, Amazon’s cashless American convenience stores are to begin accepting old-fashioned cash.

Published 12 April 2019

Barclays hires five new MDs to its expanding Glasgow operation

Barclays has today announced the appointment of five new managing directors to support business development and drive growth opportunities for the bank’s Scottish operations.

Published 11 April 2019

Scottish cities confirmed as UK's top digital destinations

A major new report by commercial property consultancy CBRE asserts Scotland’s strengths as a leading technology sector destination, with the country’s two principal cities ranked second and third in the UK outside London.

Published 11 April 2019

Severe weather cost Scottish farmers £161m in 2018

Extreme weather contributed to losses of up to £161m for Scotland’s farmers during 2017 and 2018, according to a new independent economic report published today.

Published 11 April 2019

Calls for greater scrutiny of council’s financial safeguards

Systems to prevent public money being lost to mistakes and fraud in Scotland's councils may be becoming strained, says Scotland’s public spending watchdog for local government.

Published 11 April 2019

FCA: Insurance firms continue to sell customers short

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a fresh warning to General Insurance (GI) firms about manufacturing, sales and distribution approaches that the watchdog says lead to customers "purchasing inappropriate products, paying excessive prices or receiving poor service".

Published 11 April 2019

FRC to probe Grant Thornton's audits of Interserve

An investigation has been launched into the financial statements of Interserve.

Published 11 April 2019

Brexit impasse hits Scottish housing market, says RICS

The Scottish housing market was still subdued in March, a picture that has been evident in the sales market for several months now, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, March 2019.

Published 11 April 2019

New deputy chief executive announced for Scottish Chambers Of Commerce

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has promoted Charandeep Singh to the new role of deputy chief executive as the business group focuses on growing the reach of the Scottish Chamber Network nationally and internationally.

Published 11 April 2019

Poll reveals ‘overwhelming support’ for rent controls across Scotland

Campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to support major changes to prevent tenants being “forced into poverty by sky-high rents” after a survey pointed towards huge public support for the action.

Published 11 April 2019