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GIB gets £200m for overseas drive

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has revealed a ground-breaking £200 million international pilot programme with the UK government.

Published 26 March 2015

Scottish rent increases slow to 1.1 per cent

The average cost of renting a Scottish property has risen just 1.1 per cent in the last year.

Published 26 March 2015

Scottish football ‘in good overall health’ despite high profile wrangles –Begbies Traynor

Scottish football clubs have seen a dramatic improvement in their financial health according to Begbies Traynor’s annual financial fitness test for the sport.

Published 26 March 2015

‘New drink-drive limit killing Scottish pubs’

A third of Scottish pubs have reported a slump in business in the wake of the new drink-drive limit introduced north of the border late last year, leading to industry bosses to condemn the move that they say in costing jobs and livelihoods.

Published 26 March 2015

Total cleared to develop Shetland gas fields

Total, the French oil and gas giant, has been cleared by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to develop two gas fields north-west of Shetland.

Published 26 March 2015

Remortgage lending falls in February -LMS

The latest figures from LMS have revealed that the value of monthly gross remortgage lending saw a decrease of 16 per cent in February to £3.5bn, down from the £4.1bn in January reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders(CML) last week.

Published 26 March 2015

Business Briefs - 24th March

Irn Bru has penned a three-year partnership with English The Football League to become its official soft drink partner.

Published 25 March 2015

Scottish economy suffers “sharp jolt” in 2015’s opening months -BoS

The Scottish economy slowed sharply in the three months to the end of February but expectations for the next six months remain elevated at levels only slightly below their pre-crisis level, and at their seventh highest quarterly level in more than seven years.

Published 24 March 2015

Inflation hits 0 per cent record low

The UK inflation rate has fallen to a record low of 0 per cent.

Published 24 March 2015

Alliance Trust Savings celebrates £7 billion high

Alliance Trust Savings has today announced that total assets on its platform have crossed the £7 billion mark.

Published 24 March 2015

Cash sales for Scots homes over £500,000 up 20 per cent

The number of cash sales on houses worth over half a million pounds was up 19.6 per cent in 2014, according to figures from Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 24 March 2015

Entrepreneurial Spark opens hat-trick of new hatcheries

Edinburgh-headquartered business incubator Entrepreneurial Sparkhas opened its doors to more promising fledgling firms in another three cities.

Published 24 March 2015

FRC audit quality inspection raps Mazars

Global accountancy firm Mazars, which has undertaken a considerable expansion in Scotland over the past 12 months, and accrues the bulk of its fee income from audit and actuarial services, has been rapped by the accountancy and audit profession's watchdog, the FRC.

Published 24 March 2015

Scottish households saving millions by switching electricity supplier

Around 140,000 households in Scotland saved £9.8 million in the last six months by changing electricity supplier, according to new figures.

Published 24 March 2015

Maven-managed fund provides £250,000 follow-on support to telemarketing experts

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund(GMLF), managed by Aberdeen-based Maven Capital Partners has today announced a £250,000 follow-on investment in outsource contact provider Intelling Limited.

Published 24 March 2015