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‘Oil exploration costs will fall by a third in 2016’ yet jobs cull continues

Edinburgh-based energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) has predicted oil exploration costs will fall by a third next year.

Published 1 April 2015

Dunfermline Housing Finance warns of FCA swap deadline

Consultancy Dunfermline Housing Finance (DHF) has reminded RSLs that 31 March is an important date relating to claims for fixed rate overcharges or even mis-selling of interest rate swaps.

Published 1 April 2015

Terra Firma hosts taxation in Scotland seminar

Deputy first minister John Swinney MSP was the special guest at a seminar on taxation in Scotland, and his contribution on topics ranging from the launch of Revenue Scotland to the importance of a progressive tax structure was welcomed by the audience in the Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Published 1 April 2015

Business Briefs - March 26th

Latest Office for National Statistics figures have revealed UK retail sales grew more strongly than expected in February.

Published 1 April 2015

Scott-Moncrieff and Callander Colgan to merge

Scott-Moncrieff has announced that it is to merge with Inverness firm Callander Colgan.

Published 1 April 2015

High demand sees RBS increase Citizens share sale

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland has today announced that it has increased the number of shares it sold in US subsidiary Citizens from that previously stated due to a scramble from investors.

Published 1 April 2015

MPs denounce “cosy” relationship between Treasury and tax firms

A committee of Westminster MPs have slammed HM Revenue and Customs for what they described as “too cosy” a relationship with large accountancy firms which advise wealthy individuals and corporations on how to avoid tax.

Published 1 April 2015

RBS and Lloyds share 70 per cent of Scottish SME business banking

A new report published by the Scottish Government has put Royal Bank of Scotlandand Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group’s combined share of the small and medium-sized business banking market north of the Border at more than 70 per cent.

Published 1 April 2015

Council’s pension fund tobacco investment attacked

A Scottish council has been forced to defend its £2.3 million investment in a multi-national tobacco company while at the same time promoting a host of anti-smoking public health initiatives.

Published 1 April 2015

New legislation to give communities a say in public spending

A change to the Community (Scotland) Empowerment Bill agreed by the local government and regeneration committee last week encourages public bodies to promote and facilitate participation with people and communities in decision making and budget setting.

Published 1 April 2015

Young adults most likely to experience poverty in Scotland

Young adults are the most likely group to experience poverty in Scotland, with those renting privately at greatest risk, a new report has said.

Published 1 April 2015

Record number of Scots children in working households

Scotland has the highest proportion of people living in working households across the UK according to new figures.

Published 1 April 2015

Business Briefs - March 25th

The number of women on company boards has almost doubled over the past four years to just under a quarter, according to new figures.

Published 26 March 2015

Alliance Trust ‘surprised’ by ShareSoc backing to activist’s challenge

Alliance Trust has said that it is surprised by a move by investor interest group ShareSoc to support a boardroom overhaul proposed by American activist group Elliott Investors.

Published 26 March 2015

Standard Life boss: Brexit would be 'disaster' for UK

Sir Gerry Grimstone, chairman of Edinburgh-based insurance giant Standard Life, has spoken out on the prospect of a British exist from the European Union.

Published 26 March 2015