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Scots first time buyers expect to spend more than three years saving deposit

Almost 40 per cent of first time buyers expect to take over three years to save a deposit for their first home, according to a new study.

Published 21 September 2015

Skills shortage and planning system ‘preventing solution to housing crisis’

A severe shortage of skilled workers and a “slow planning system” are hindering efforts to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, according to a new research.

Published 21 September 2015

Lidl workers get £1200 pay rise as supermarket pays recommended living wage

Scottish staff of the Lidl supermarket chain are to receive the ‘living wage’.

Published 18 September 2015

SWA wins trademark case in Chinese court

A Chinese court ruling in favour of Scotch Whisky against a packaging firm in the Anhui province of the country is being heralded as a legal breakthrough and a warning to other potential counterfeiters.

Published 18 September 2015

Scotland’s first digital skills academy appoints Harvey Wheaton as CEO

CodeClan, Scotland’s first digital software skills academy, today announced the appointment of Harvey Wheaton, as its first chief executive officer.

Published 18 September 2015

Tightening the payout rules for business insurance

Businesses can suffer serious loss if insurance companies delay paying claims.

Published 18 September 2015

Edinburgh Council to consider 2,000 job cuts amid budget shortfall

As many as 2,000 jobs could be lost at Edinburgh Council as the authority considers a number of proposals to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 18 September 2015

Perfect take-off as Saltire Foundation scholars spread their wings at Edinburgh Airport

Ten future Scottish business leaders have just finished a successful take-off for their careers with a summer of intensive business tuition at Scotland's busiest airport.

Published 18 September 2015

Scots cloud computing firm acquires Chicago futures hosting company

A Scottish firm – which last year bought a New York rival to become the world’s largest low latency cloud provider for algorithmic forex trading – is on the US acquisition trail again.

Published 18 September 2015

Scottish Greens to commission independent Scotland currency research

The Scottish Green Party is to commission detailed research into the process of how Scotland would set up its own currency should it become an independent country in the future.

Published 18 September 2015

Scottish government calls for Scotland Bill dialogue

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has called for dialogue with the UK government over the Scotland Bill and a fair fiscal framework for Scotland.

Published 17 September 2015

70 per cent of Scottish small businesses would vote to remain in EU

A new survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that 70 per cent of its Scottish members are currently likely to vote to remain in the EU.

Published 17 September 2015

Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury

Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.

Published 17 September 2015

Johnston Carmichael supports local foodbank

Staff from Johnston Carmichael's Forfar office, have raised nearly £900 for the Angus Foodbank, following a year-long fundraising campaign.

Published 17 September 2015

Blog: The infinite possibilities of FinTech

With its dual talents for finance and technology, Scotland is increasingly becoming the location of choice for businesses says Sharon Hamilton, international sector head of financial services at Scottish Enterprise.

Published 17 September 2015