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Over 250 organisations sign-up to the Glasgow Living Wage

More than 250 organisations, employing more than 70,000 people, have now signed up to the Glasgow Living Wage, it has been announced.

Published 16 June 2015

‘Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland’ launches

A new commission looking into taxation in Scotland has launched its call for evidence.

Published 16 June 2015

Perth spared as trio of Aviva office closures to see 1,500 staff shed

Aviva’s core locations are to remain in Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, York and Perth following announcements that Britiain’s largest insurer is to close three offices in the wake of its takeover of Friends Life.

Published 16 June 2015

Quartet of Lloyds bosses rake in £6.3m after share sell-offs

Four senior executives at Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group have sold more than £6.3 million worth of shares in the still partly state-owned lender.

Published 16 June 2015

Political strife reduces Scots business confidence to three year low

Continuing political uncertainty in Scotland has left the nation’s businesses as the least confident area in the UK, according to a new report.

Published 16 June 2015

And finally…Men splashing out £80 more a month on life’s “non-essentials” than women

New research has revealed that men are spending significantly more on leisure pursuits such as dining and drinking out, playing sports and buying new gadgets than women.

Published 15 June 2015

Blog: Get set for a wave of claims as new aspects of competition law come into play

Catriona Munro is a partner in the EU competition and regulatory team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP

Published 15 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 15

Anderson Strathern profits up 13 per cent

Published 15 June 2015

HMRC opens consultation on devolved income tax guidance

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published draft technical guidance on how Scottish taxpayer status should be decided.

Published 15 June 2015

Drop in Scottish footfall numbers after three months of growth -SRC

May saw footfall numbers in Scotland 1.8 per cent lower than a year ago, down on the 1.1 per cent rise in April, according to latest figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Published 15 June 2015

Manufacturing in Scotland needs support as cornerstone of economy -BDO

Manufacturing in Scotland needs to be encouraged as the sector experiences a downturn in activity according to the accountants BDO.

Published 15 June 2015

Aberdeen raises £100m from non-voting shares issue

Aberdeen Asset Management has struck a deal to issue £100m of non-voting, perpetual, non-cumulative, redeemable shares to Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ and Banking Corporation (MUTB).

Published 15 June 2015

Clear growth for lawyers Morton Fraser as turnover passes £18m

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has today announced an increase in turnover of 8 per cent to hit £18.3 million, with net profit up by 20 per cent to £6.6 million.

Published 15 June 2015

Dundee City Council to buy mortgages in bid to tackle homelessness

Dundee City Council has given its unanimous approval for a new scheme that will see the council buy homes from tenants in financial difficulty.

Published 15 June 2015

KPMG Scotland strengthens team with trio of senior appointments

KPMG has signalled its intention to target growth in its financial services, cyber security, restructuring, and tax teams in Scotland following a string of promotions at partner and director level.

Published 15 June 2015