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Scots residents to receive letter explaining new tax law

Every home in Scotland is set to receive a letter explaining how the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) will work.

Published 14 July 2015

HMRC's treatment of disabled man described by tribunal judge as 'outrageous'

The tax authorities have been slammed by a judge who called their treatment of a dyslexic man “outrageous”.

Published 14 July 2015

CPI inflation rate falls to 0 per cent

Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell back to 0 per cent in June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Published 14 July 2015

Standard Life highlights heritage in new financial planning arm

Standard Life will hark back to its heritage by naming its new financial planning business after the year the long-term investment savings company was founded.

Published 14 July 2015

Cameron announces consultation on gender pay gap disclosure

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to compel large firms and charities to disclose data on the gender pay gap among their employees.

Published 14 July 2015

Mark Carney to face new Treasury Select Committee

Bank of England governor Mark Carney will appear before MPs today for the first time since the general election in May.

Published 14 July 2015

Scots manufacturers at less risk of insolvency

Manufacturing firms based in Scotland are at less risk of insolvency than manufacturers based south of the border, according to new analysis.

Published 14 July 2015

RBS office sale nets more than expected

The Royal Bank of Scotland has successfully sold the freehold of its Aldgate Union office in London for £132 million.

Published 14 July 2015

Charity fundraisers to face tighter regulations

The UK government will today introduce an amendment to the Charities Bill which will tighten rules on how professional fundraisers approach vulnerable people.

Published 13 July 2015

EY Scotland sees record partner investment

Seven partners and three associate partners have joined the Scottish operation of accountancy giant EY, taking its partner count across four Scots offices to 32.

Published 13 July 2015

Bank levy threatens Clydesdale sale plans

The replacement of the bank levy with an eight per cent profits tax will have a substantial impact on the sale of Clydesdale Bank, according to a Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) analyst.

Published 13 July 2015

Economist and public finance expert joins Wheatley Group board

Business economist and public finance expert Jo Armstrong has been appointed to the board of Wheatley Group.

Published 13 July 2015

Scottish economy continues recovery from Q1 slowdown

Scotland's private sector continued to grow in June and the Scottish economy is making a "moderate recovery" from slowdown in the first quarter, according to a new Bank of Scotland report.

Published 13 July 2015

Greek crisis hits Scots business confidence

Business confidence in Scotland fell among the backdrop of uncertainty in the Greek and Chinese markets, according to accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Published 13 July 2015

Barclays offers compensation after data leak

Barclays has offered £250 in compensation to around 2,000 customers whose personal information was found on a USB stick recovered from a flat in England.

Published 13 July 2015