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North Sea woes hit Aberdeen airport as Edinburgh and Glasgow soar

The downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry has left Aberdeen Airport trailing southern hubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 12 June 2015

Accountant pay and jobs in finance both on the up

Growth and increased confidence in the economy is leading to better prospects for the accountancy profession, with nearly two-thirds of accountants receiving pay rises above or in line with inflation in the past 12 months, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Published 12 June 2015

Sin Bin: Scots DWP Tax Credit adviser facing jail over £33,000 benefits scam

A Department for Work and Pensions adviser is facing jail over a £33,000 benefits fraud.

Published 12 June 2015

New FCA regs see payday loan complaints down 45 per cent - Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice Bureau has announced that it has seen the number of complaints about payday loan compnaies nearly halved over the last year.

Published 12 June 2015

RBS shares rise on news of sell-off as ABN Amro dealmaker readies his return

The value of Royal Bank of Scotland shares rose by up to £900 million yesterday on the back of Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the UK Government is to start selling off the taxpayer’s stake in the Edinburgh-based lender.

Published 12 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 11

Published 11 June 2015

North Sea confidence plumbs the depths as sector is rocked by ‘ mid- life crisis’

The results of a new North Sea oil and gas industry survey have revealed a ‘recession of confidence’ in the sector.

Published 11 June 2015

ESPC reveals a ‘sellers’ world’ as report shows drop in homes coming to market

New figures for the three month period between March and May 2015 have revealed that the housing market in East Central Scotland is shifting in favour of the seller as fewer new homes are brought to sale compared with the same period last year.

Published 11 June 2015

Aberdeen joins forces with digital firm to provide new online service

Aberdeen Asset Management has signed up pensions, benefits and risk consultancy, Hymans Robertson, to provide its ‘GO’ online technology to customers.

Published 11 June 2015

Baker Tilly to adopt RSM as global brand

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has announced that it is to adopt RSM as a common brand name.

Published 11 June 2015

SNP looks to clear way to full fiscal autonomy as Scotland Bill amendment is submitted

The SNP has called for an amendment to the Scotland Bill that will allow the Scottish Parliament to introduce full fiscal autonomy.

Published 11 June 2015

Double digit falls in occupancy and revenue at Aberdeen hotels -BDO

Aberdeen’s hotel sector experienced double digit drops in both occupancy and revenue as the low oil price continued to take its toll according to the latest report by accountants BDO.

Published 11 June 2015

Losses to be ‘more than offset by profits on other bank share sales’ as Osborne confirms RBS sell-off

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the UK Government is to begin selling-off its 80 per cent stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland, regardless of any losses incurred by British taxpayers.

Published 11 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 10

UK trade deficit down to £1.2bn

Published 10 June 2015

Scottish Government signals infrastructure and housing planning reforms

The time is right for further improvements to the nation’s planning system, social justice secretary Alex Neil will underline at a planning conference in Edinburgh today.

Published 10 June 2015