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Scots businesses facing greater hardship in 2015

Scottish businesses are facing greater financial hardship than they were last year, according to a report by insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor.

Published 21 July 2015

Scots games industry grows by 9 per cent to £108m

Scotland's video games industry contributed almost £108 million to Scottish GDP between 2013 and 2014, according to a new report by industry body TIGA.

Published 21 July 2015

BoE talks to Sturgeon about banknote designs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met with the Bank of England to discuss their banknote designs.

Published 21 July 2015

Scotland leads Europe in fighting female unemployment

Scotland has the second lowest rate of female unemployment across Europe, according to new Scottish Government analysis of European data.

Published 21 July 2015

Prestwick Airport lent £10.8m by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has lent a total of £10.8 million to the embattled state-owned Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire.

Published 21 July 2015

AA calls for more fuel price transparency

The AA has called on the UK government to revisit efforts to improve fuel price transparency.

Published 21 July 2015

Bank of Scotland reports Scots jobs growth

A jobs report from the Bank of Scotland has recorded the fastest rise in permanent staff placements for three months.

Published 20 July 2015

Tilney Bestinvest recruits from RBS private clients group

Tilney Bestinvest has recruited former Royal Bank of Scotland wealth manager Roy Smith as the new director of its Glasgow planning team.

Published 20 July 2015

Ikea makes history with Living Wage announcement

Furniture chain Ikea is the UK's first national retailer to become an accredited Living Wage Employer, meaning it will pay workers at least £7.85 an hour from next April.

Published 20 July 2015

Scottish craft distillers call for new tax break

The Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) has called for the introduction of a duty rebate to support the craft spirits industry.

Published 20 July 2015

CAS launch campaign to fight private car park fines

Drivers who are charged unfairly by private car parks have grounds for legal challenge — according to a new legal opinion obtained by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), and published today.

Published 20 July 2015

Scottish stores see decline in footfall

Scottish stores saw a year-on-year decrease in footfall of 2.4 per cent in June, according to the BRC/Springboard Retail Footfall Monitor.

Published 20 July 2015

ESPC records falling property prices after pre-LBTT sales rush

Average property prices in east central Scotland saw a year-on-year fall of a half percentage between April-June 2015, according to new figures from ESPC.

Published 20 July 2015

Tax credits cuts will see Scots ‘£700m worse off’

Tax credit cuts announced in the UK government’s Budget could leave Scottish families £700 million worse off a year, the Scottish Government has claimed.

Published 20 July 2015

Banknote consultation receives 30,000 entries

Around 30,000 nominations were made for the portrait on the Bank of England's new £20 note during a two-month public consultation period that ended yesterday.

Published 20 July 2015