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FCA calls for views on social investments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is calling for contributions on how regulation is working in relation to the social investment market.

Published 15 December 2015

Pinsent Masons lands £400m Aberdeen Harbour project

Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal adviser for its proposed Harbour Expansion Project.

Published 15 December 2015

Healthy appetite for M&A activity across Scotland

Scotland’s corporate dealmakers are optimistic about the prospect of heightened mergers and acquisitions activity over the next 12 months, according to a new survey carried out by professional services firm, KPMG.

Published 15 December 2015

Standard Life Investments closes second European real estate club

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments has reached the maximum equity target it set for its second European Real Estate Club.

Published 15 December 2015

Clydesdale to splash £300m in pre-float drive

Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank is to sink £300 million into bolstering its operations ahead of its stock market flotation in the spring.

Published 15 December 2015

HBOS collapse report author slams own probe as too narrow

Renewed pressure has been turned up on the Bank of England and other regulators to take action against senior HBOS executives after the author of one report into the near collapse of the bank said his investigation had been too narrow.

Published 15 December 2015

Scots developer launches new homes brand

Ediston Real Estate, one of Scotland’s most active property investment, development and asset management companies has launched a new housebuilding brand, Ediston Homes, with its first major project already underway in Edinburgh.

Published 14 December 2015

Pair jailed over £375,000 attempted extortion

Two men jailed for a total of ten years after extortion of £60,000 and attempting to extort £375,000 more from a Fife property developer.

Published 14 December 2015

Cross-party tax commission publishes local taxation report

The Commission on Local Tax Reform today published Just Change: A New Approach to Local Taxation.

Published 14 December 2015

House prices continue to rise -Halifax

Latest data from one of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders has shown UK house prices fell by 0.2 per cent between October and November.

Published 14 December 2015

Latest RBS IT blunder hits dormant account holders

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has had to contact thousands of its customers to apologise for incorrectly blocking them from their own accounts.

Published 14 December 2015

New online tax accounts launched

UK taxpayers can start managing their tax affairs online after the formal launch of personal accounts by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Published 14 December 2015

Sharpest decline in Scottish footfall for almost three years

November saw footfall numbers in Scotland were down 4.2 per cent year-on-year, and significantly down on the 0.6 per cent fall registered in October.

Published 14 December 2015

Swinney issues budget warning in wake of UK austerity

Finance secretary John Swinney has warned Scotland faces “tough choices” in the wake of UK austerity, ahead of the Scottish Government’s Budget on Wednesday.

Published 14 December 2015

North Sea woes push Scottish economy back into contraction

For the second time in three months, business activity in Scotland’s private sector contracted during November as a result of a downturn in the oil and gas industry.

Published 14 December 2015