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Hampden Bank considers leaving Edinburgh ‘but it’s not a political thing’

An Edinburgh-based private bank aimed at high net worth clients has refused to rule out shifting its headquarters south of the Border.

Published 15 June 2015

UK government to reject SNP’s full fiscal autonomy amendment

The UK government is to reject an amendment to the Scotland Bill which calls for full fiscal autonomy north of the border, the Scottish secretary has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2015

Scots staff availability contracts sharply but growth in placements continues -BoS

The number of people placed into work in Scotland increased again during May, though the rate of growth remained below the levels seen in the opening quarter of 2015 and throughout last year.

Published 15 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 12

Over 3000 new Scots businesses started in Q1

Published 12 June 2015

All smiles for Scots comic Bridges as company posts cool £1m

A company owned by Scots comic Kevin Bridges, aka ‘Kev.in’, has posted total assets of nearly £1 million.

Published 12 June 2015

Streaming will see UK music industry revenue hit £2.7bn within four years -PwC

With Scotland’s biggest music festival set to kick off in under four weeks, a new PwC report reveals the growing popularity of music streaming and its impact on the UK music industry.

Published 12 June 2015

OBR downgrades projected oil revenues as SNP's Full Fiscal Autonomy bid takes a battering

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has downgraded North Sea oil revenues to just £2billion between 2020 and 2040 - £34.5 billion less than previously estimated.

Published 12 June 2015

North Sea woes hit Aberdeen airport as Edinburgh and Glasgow soar

The downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry has left Aberdeen Airport trailing southern hubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 12 June 2015

Accountant pay and jobs in finance both on the up

Growth and increased confidence in the economy is leading to better prospects for the accountancy profession, with nearly two-thirds of accountants receiving pay rises above or in line with inflation in the past 12 months, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Published 12 June 2015

Sin Bin: Scots DWP Tax Credit adviser facing jail over £33,000 benefits scam

A Department for Work and Pensions adviser is facing jail over a £33,000 benefits fraud.

Published 12 June 2015

New FCA regs see payday loan complaints down 45 per cent - Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice Bureau has announced that it has seen the number of complaints about payday loan compnaies nearly halved over the last year.

Published 12 June 2015

RBS shares rise on news of sell-off as ABN Amro dealmaker readies his return

The value of Royal Bank of Scotland shares rose by up to £900 million yesterday on the back of Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the UK Government is to start selling off the taxpayer’s stake in the Edinburgh-based lender.

Published 12 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 11

Published 11 June 2015

North Sea confidence plumbs the depths as sector is rocked by ‘ mid- life crisis’

The results of a new North Sea oil and gas industry survey have revealed a ‘recession of confidence’ in the sector.

Published 11 June 2015

ESPC reveals a ‘sellers’ world’ as report shows drop in homes coming to market

New figures for the three month period between March and May 2015 have revealed that the housing market in East Central Scotland is shifting in favour of the seller as fewer new homes are brought to sale compared with the same period last year.

Published 11 June 2015