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Scots law firms announce merger

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) will merge with Inverness-based law firm MacArthur & Co. early next year, the firms announced today.

Published 8 October 2015

UK businesses still failing to take cyber security seriously – PwC report

Nearly 10 per cent of UK companies don’t know how many cyber security attacks they have had this year and 14 per cent don’t know how they happened, according to PwC.

Published 8 October 2015

Aberdeen launches two Asian fixed income funds

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched two Asian bond funds to broaden its range of fixed income pooled funds in the region.

Published 8 October 2015

‘House sales pick-up across Scotland likely to continue through autumn’ -RICS

House sales picked up across Scotland during September, supported by a modest improvement in properties coming on to the market, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 8 October 2015

One in 12 Falkirk Council jobs at risk amid £45m budget shortfall

Around 700 jobs could be at risk at Falkirk Council after the local authority looks to save £45 million over the next three years.

Published 8 October 2015

Mundell to set 2017 as deadline for new tax powers

New income tax powers for the Scottish Parliament should be in place in 2017, according to Scottish secretary David Mundell.

Published 7 October 2015

Trump’s Scottish courses suffer triple bogey with new annual losses

Controversial American tycoon and current presidential hopeful Donald Trump has received bad news from his two Scottish golf course projects.

Published 7 October 2015

'Don’t assume the taxman is always right', Baker Tilly tells Scots firms

Baker Tilly is advising Scottish businesses that HMRC’s tax decisions can sometimes be inaccurate, subject to interpretation and open to successful challenge.

Published 7 October 2015

Scots keep faith in VW as sales rise

German car-making colossus Volkswagen may be in the midst of one the the biggest corporate scandals in history but the controversy does not seem to be adversely affecting its sales in Scotland.

Published 7 October 2015

Scottish economy grows for three solid years but is slowing down

Scotland’s economy saw further expansion in the second quarter, according to Gross Domestic Product figures published today.

Published 7 October 2015

Aberdeen closes private equity fund above target at $295m

Aberdeen Asset Management has announced the final closing of private equity fund FLAG Private Equity VI, L.P. with $295 million in committed capital, $70 million above the Fund’s target.

Published 7 October 2015

Standard Life Investments celebrates decade of UK Equity Unconstrained Fund

Edinburgh-based global asset manager Standard Life Investments has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its UK Equity Unconstrained Fund.

Published 7 October 2015

Scots councils spend half of infrastructure fund on homes and schools

Around 50 per cent of capital expenditure made by local authorities in Scotland, totalling £1.2 billion, has been invested in education and housing infrastructure, new figures have shown.

Published 7 October 2015

Scots law firm preparing lawsuit against Volkswagen

Thompsons Solicitors could launch mass litigation against car manufacturer Volkswagen in the wake of a scandal over rigged emissions tests.

Published 6 October 2015