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Most assume big firms are not paying fair share of tax

New figures released by the Scottish accountancy institute ICAS and Perth-based energy giant SSE, have revealed that the majority of people do not believe big companies pay their fair share of tax.

Published 10 June 2015

Baker Tilly strengthens corporate finance practice in Aberdeen

Professional services firm Baker Tilly has strengthened its corporate finance team in Aberdeen with two senior appointments to support and deliver its current pipeline of transactions across the North East of Scotland.

Published 10 June 2015

'World’s highest air passenger taxes' are damaging tourism, business and labour mobility, says Campbell Dallas

UK air travellers are being hit by some of the world’s highest taxes, which are penalising SMEs trying to expand overseas, disadvantaging remote regional cities, and chipping away at labour mobility, according to Scottish accountancy firm Campbell Dallas.

Published 10 June 2015

Alliance Trust boss takes share options as total stake hits £3.7m

Katherine Garrett-Cox, the chief executive of Dundee-based wealth manager Alliance Trust, has netted herself close to £700,000 through the exercising of share options linked to a long-term incentive plan.

Published 10 June 2015

Average Scots house price up 35 per cent in last decade

The average house price in Scotland has increased by 35 per cent over the last decade, a new report has revealed.

Published 10 June 2015

Think tank brands £13bn+ hit on RBS privatisation ‘negligent’

A report published by an independent think tank has said it would be “negligent” for UK Chancellor George Osborne to carry out a “reckless fire sale” of 80 per cent state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 10 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 9

Andy Murray joins crowd-funder

Published 9 June 2015

Aberdein Considine eyes further growth on completing £1m expansion

Aberdein Considine has completed a £1 million expansion across Glasgow and Aberdeen but still has an “appetite for growth”, the firm has announced.

Published 9 June 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn sees turnover up 26 per cent to £48m

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced its year-end results.

Published 9 June 2015

HSBC announces 8000 UK job cuts and retail rebrand

HSBC is to shed 8,000 of its UK staff as part of global cost-cutting measures that will also see it cut up to 25,000 jobs worldwide.

Published 9 June 2015

Aberdeen’s head of acquisitions to retire

Hugh Little, the head of acquisitions at Aberdeen Asset Management is to retire this summer, the Granite City-based wealth manager has announced.

Published 9 June 2015

RBS customers to be first in the UK to use Apple Pay

Royal Bank of Scotland and Nat West will offer customers access to Apple Pay when it launches in the UK, making them among the first in the country to use the new system.

Published 9 June 2015

Tilney Bestinvest hires new CFO

Investment and planning group Tilney Bestinvest has appointed as new CFO a week after announcing its tie-up with the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 June 2015

Survey reveals Scotland lagging behind rest of UK for job creation

The results of a new survey conducted by human resources specialist Manpower has revealed that Scotland is currently the worst-performing part of the UK for job creation.

Published 9 June 2015

Arrested careers see women turn away from financial services firms – PwC

A perceived lack of career progression is causing many females to leave their jobs in financial services or putting them off joining the sector in the first place, according to a new PwC report.

Published 9 June 2015