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Scottish cities ‘leave london trailing’ on start-up growth

The number of new business start-ups has grown faster in Glasgow and Edinburgh over the past twelve months than in London, according to new figures.

Published 17 November 2015

Mike Ashley takes aim at Goals with £3.9m stake

Controversial businessman Mike Ashley, has taken a five per cent stake in East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres.

Published 17 November 2015

National Savings cuts ISA rates to lowest ever rate

The Government-backed National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is to reduce the rate paid on its Direct ISA from 1.5 per cent to 1.25 per cent in a move that will affect about 400,000 savers UK-wide.

Published 17 November 2015

Scottish women’s employment rate second highest in Europe

Latest figures released by Eurostat covering the period April to June 2015 show that Scotland’s female employment rate is second only to Sweden, with less than four percentage points separating the countries.

Published 17 November 2015

FSB: Scottish firms must surf wave of digital disruption

All Scottish businesses should look at the dramatic changes in retail and media to understand how digital technology could transform their industries, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Published 17 November 2015

Scottish businesses warned over danger of non-compliance

Scottish companies may face serious tax and accounting implications for their businesses if they do not act immediately to implement the new FRS102 accounting standard, according to accountants BDO LLP.

Published 17 November 2015

Blog: “Fraud and dishonesty at the highest level of RBS”

In a major development in swaps litigation, an explosive judgement issued on Friday 13th November by a English High Court judge has held that there is “ample support for an inference of fraud and dishonesty at the highest level of RBS”.

Published 17 November 2015

£4.3 billion - the value of Scotland’s empty homes

The potential value of Scotland’s empty homes is more than £4 billion, according to the organisation tasked with bringing them back into use.

Published 17 November 2015

Incoming and outgoing Clydesdale bosses share £2.7m pay over nine months

The new boss of Clydesdale Bank was paid more than £1.3million in his first four months in the job.

Published 17 November 2015

Nationwide appoints BT's Openreach boss Garner as new chief

Britain’s second largest mortgage lender Nationwide has appointed current boss of BT's Openreach unit, Joe Garner, as its new chief executive.

Published 16 November 2015

Partick Thistle now debt-free after new shareholder injection and restructure

Glasgow football club Partick Thistle has announced that it is "now debt free" following a financial restructure and new cash injection.

Published 16 November 2015

Shoppers numbers sag but vacancy rate improves -SRC

October saw footfall numbers in Scotland down 0.6 per cent year-on-year but better than the 0.8 per cent decline recorded in September, according to latest figures.

Published 16 November 2015

Upmarket housebuilder named Scotland’s Large Business of the Year

A star-studded event graced by George Clooney has seen CALA Homes named Scotland’s large business of the year.

Published 16 November 2015

Generation Y’s depleting pension pot and how to save it

Aberdeen accountancy firm Hall Morrice is urging young people not to delay retirement plans.

Published 16 November 2015

Job cuts expected at Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management is set to reveal job cuts to reduce costs in the face of emerging markets pressures.

Published 16 November 2015