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Scotch Whisky Association announces senior level appointments

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has named serving British Ambassador, Sarah Dickson, as its new director of global affairs, responsible for the trade body's international and European Union business.

Published 29 June 2015

Call for bids as £4m empty homes fund launches

A new fund has been launched which aims to create additional residential accommodation in Scotland’s urban and rural towns.

Published 29 June 2015

Lawyers make will plea as millions are left to be hovered up by the state

A Scottish law firm has estimated that premium bonds, dormant bank accounts, National Savings and Investments and pensions worth billions are currently lying untouched because more than 15,000 estates dating back as far as the 70s have yet to be claimed.

Published 29 June 2015

And finally…Barclaycard launches ‘bPay’ ‘wearable’ contactless payment devices

This week sees a first for the UK consumer as Barclaycard introduces the country's first ‘wearable’ instant payment gadgets.

Published 29 June 2015

RBS slips further down global bank rankings as Chinese continue to dominate

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland, which six years ago was the largest bank in the world, has been reduced to 18th in the the global Top 1,000 banks table, as compiled by industry publication The Banker.

Published 29 June 2015

BIG Partnership meets growing online demand with major digital expansion

Scottish PR and digital marketing agency The BIG Partnership has boosted its digital headcount by almost 50 per cent in the past 12 months s in response to growing demand for online services.

Published 29 June 2015

Maven makes a £19.5 million exit from MSIS

Aberdeen-based private equity house Maven Capital Partners has announced that it has realised its investment in the environmental services and equipment specialists MSIS, following a sale to London-based Primary Capital for £19.5 million.

Published 29 June 2015

Financial services firms call on government to reduce cost of regulatory compliance – CBI/PwC

Reducing the cost of regulatory compliance should be the new Conservative government’s priority for financial services, according to banks, building societies and life insurance firms.

Published 29 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 26

Migrants push UK population to record high of 64.6 million

Published 26 June 2015

Amazon pays just £12m tax bill on £5.3bn UK sales

Online retail giant Amazon has sparked renewed anger after it emerged that the group’s UK business paid just £11.9 million in tax last year on UK sales of £5.3billion.

Published 26 June 2015

Scottish North Sea oil revenues could slump to £500m next year, SNP report admits

The Scottish Government has dramatically revised down its estimates of how much revenue will be generated from North Sea oil and gas over the next four years.

Published 26 June 2015

Blog: Prioritising pensions will help women close the gap on their male colleagues

Angela Seymour Jackson is managing director, workplace solutions at Edinburgh-based Aegon UK

Published 26 June 2015

Edinburgh council passes motion against TTIP trade deal

The City of Edinburgh Council has unanimously passed a motion to express concern about the effects of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on local services, jobs, suppliers and democracy.

Published 26 June 2015

Thousands of Scottish jobseekers becoming their own bosses

Thousands jobseekers around Scotland have taken advantage of the government’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme to start their own businesses over the course of the recent months.

Published 26 June 2015

RBS offer £15,000 for Dumbarton branch robbery info

Still 80 per cent taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has taken the unusual step of offering a reward of up to £15,000 for information relating to an armed robbery that took place at one of its West Dunbartonshire branches last week.

Published 26 June 2015