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Scottish Investment Operations welcomes J.P. Morgan

Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) has welcomed J.P. Morgan as a new member. 

Published 17 June 2019

New leader for Johnston Carmichael in Inverurie as local economy goes digital on tax

Johnston Carmichael is forecasting ongoing growth at its office in Inverurie, partly down to the rural economy turning to digital tax management – modernising after centuries of tradition.

Published 17 June 2019

Additional property wealth across Britain up more than 50 per cent this century to almost £1 trillion

Over one in ten people across Britain own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties worth £941bn, according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation.

Published 17 June 2019

Number of households rented by over 50’s rises 61 per cent since 2012

Over 50’s in Great Britain are becoming a larger part of the rental market, according to Hamptons International’s Monthly Letting Index.

Published 17 June 2019

Scottish businesses need to know if their van is a car to avoid higher taxes

Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan are advising Scottish business owners to be sure they know whether they are providing a car or a van to their employees following a recent significant ruling in favour of HMRC.

Published 17 June 2019

Strategy to support Renfrewshire’s economic growth

Renfrewshire business leaders will recommend a strategy to support the region’s future economic success this autumn.

Published 17 June 2019

Saga partners with Marcus by Goldman Sachs

Saga, the UK's specialist in products and services for life after 50, has announced that Marcus by Goldman Sachs is to become its new long-term savings partner. 

Published 17 June 2019

Luxury Scottish wedding venue secures funding from Barclays to aid expansion

Springkell House, a luxury country house based in Dumfries & Galloway in the Scottish lowlands, has secured funding from Barclays to help with the redevelopment and expansion of the venue’s hotel facilities.

Published 17 June 2019

FCA and CSRC announce their support for the Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have today made a joint announcement of their approval of the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges’ proposed new Shanghai-London Stock Connect.

Published 17 June 2019

And finally... baby born today needs to save £1,734 a year to get their first foot on housing ladder

The average first-time buyer is now paying £154,238, requiring a deposit of £15,424, meaning those born in 1988 would have had to save £514 for every year of their life just to make it onto today’s ladder.

Published 17 June 2019

Over 400,000 Scots have fallen victim to a financial scam

More than 400,000 Scots (10 per cent) have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, new research by Bank of Scotland and YouGov has revealed.

Published 14 June 2019

Unpaid UK – bad debt claims soar to a 10-year high

Over 50 firms every day now being helped by insurers to cope with bad debts.

Published 14 June 2019

Eileen Blackburn: More CVAs following Arcadia on the way as retail sector problems continue

There are likely to be many more Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) for retailers following the recent agreement for the Arcadia group as the sector’s problems continue according to a leading Scottish insolvency practitioner.

Published 14 June 2019

Blog: Scotland’s CEOs demonstrate resilience as they face a new norm – uncertainty

By Catherine Burnet, Senior Partner and Head of Scotland at KPMG UK.

Published 14 June 2019

Glasgow’s slowest and fastest house sale markets revealed

Professional house buying firm Property Solvers has revealed that it’s taking an average of 17.35 weeks to sell a property in the Glasgow (G) postcodes.

Published 14 June 2019