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96 per cent of Scottish SMEs support Living Wage

A poll carried out by Business for Scotland has found overwhelming levels of support amongst SME business owners for paying the Living Wage.

Published 7 May 2015

New affordable homes to boost Falkirk Council pension fund

Almost 100 new homes are to be built in the Falkirk area in a move that will provide an income for the local authority’s pension fund.

Published 7 May 2015

Tyre giant Michelin buys Scots firm for £50m

French tyre giant Michelin has bought the Edinburgh-based internet tyre sales company Blackcircles.com for £50 million.

Published 7 May 2015

Braveheart’s boardroom shake-up continues

Perth-based investment group Braveheart has announced the departure of another board member.

Published 7 May 2015

Scottish retail sales down and trailing UK

Latest figures from the the Scottish Government’s Retail Sales Index have revealed that the value of retail sales in Scotland fell 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, down by 0.2 per cent over the year to the end of March.

Published 7 May 2015

North Sea sector must slash costs by 40 per cent to get at last reserves –Oil and Gas UK

The North Sea oil and gas industry must make cost reductions of 40 per cent in order to make viable the extraction of the 23 million barrels of oil and gas that remain available in UK waters.

Published 7 May 2015

Flying start to 2015 for Inverness property market

The Inverness property market has had a flying start to the year with encouraging levels of demand and high quality property coming to the market, as well as an increase in property viewings, according to estate agents CKD Galbraith.

Published 7 May 2015

Clydesdale to be jettisoned by Aussie parent

It has finally been officially confirmed that Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank is to be split from its Australian parent company and floated.

Published 7 May 2015

One in eight Scots were victim to fraud in 2014

One in eight people living in Scotland have been victim to fraud in the last year, according to the results of a survey conducted across the UK in March.

Published 6 May 2015

Business Briefs - May 6

Edinburgh-based accountants Chiene + Tait have confirmed that their 'Entrepreneurial Tax Team’ has been selected as finalists for the Scottish Accountancy Awards in the Tax Team of the Year category.

Published 6 May 2015

Blog: Three reasons for investors to avoid election angst

Guy Tulloch is senior investment manager at Turcan Connell Asset Management

Published 6 May 2015

Search begins for new Scottish Financial Enterprise boss as chief executive steps down

Scottish Financial Enterprise has announced that chief executive Owen Kelly is to step down after seven years in the role.

Published 6 May 2015

Aberdeen financial adviser boosts team with new appointment

An Aberdeen-based independent financial services firm has made a key appointment to strengthen its services.

Published 6 May 2015

Sin Bin: Scots accountant drank ten pints before head-on taxi smash

A Scottish accountant has narrowly avoided jail after admitting that he consumed ten pints of beer before getting behind the wheel of his car and ploughing into a taxi as he drove home from a country club party.

Published 6 May 2015

Grant Thornton set to become shared enterprise firm

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton is set to make equitable history as the first major practice to launch an all-employee consultation on a model for shared enterprise which will empower all of its 4,500 employees to have a say and a stake in the firm.

Published 6 May 2015