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Standard Life Investments to end all retail business trail commission within months

Standard Life Investments is to stop all trail commission paid to advisers across its UK Mutual Funds range.

Published 11 December 2015

Peppermint secures investment from SEP and strengthens board

Peppermint Technology, the legal and dispute management technology provider, has received investment from Glasgow-based venture capital Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) to accelerate its growth.

Published 11 December 2015

‘Business confidence skating on thin ice’ -BDO

Business confidence in the future of the UK economy is hovering just above the long term trend, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants BDO.

Published 11 December 2015

Aberdeen Uni launches scholarship in honour of HSBC founder

Aberdeen University has launched a new scholarship to honour the man behind the success of one of the world’s biggest banks.

Published 11 December 2015

Maven and Mobeus sell interest in Westway Services

Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners, along with partners Mobeus Equity Partners, have sold their investment in Westway Services -a provider of facility solutions to the built environment.

Published 11 December 2015

Lloyds appeal win will force high-yield bondholders to sell

Holder’s of high-yield Lloyds bonds issued at the time of the financial crisis have been ordered by a court to sell them after agreeing that the lender had made a mistake.

Published 11 December 2015

£14 billion record Scottish construction output “driven by infrastructure”

New figures published by the Office of National Statistics show a new record output from the Scottish construction industry over the 12 months to September this year, rising to over £14 billion. This compares to a previous record output of more than £13 billion over the 12 months to June.

Published 11 December 2015

Oil price slump is ‘nightmare before Christmas’ – KPMG

As the price of Brent crude fell below $40 this week for the first time since the financial crisis, global accountants KPMG have branded the crashing value of the commodity "the nightmare before Christmas".

Published 11 December 2015

Trump axed from GlobalScot network as heat is turned up on billionaire

Donald Trump has been dropped as a business ambassador for Scotland by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and stripped by of an honorary degree previously bestowed by Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University.

Published 10 December 2015

'Good progress' on new devolved taxes but costs run over by £1.2m

Good progress is being made with implementing Scotland's new devolved financial powers, according to Audit Scotland.

Published 10 December 2015

‘Business owners need to act now to capture capital allowance tax relief’

Business owners seeking to cut energy overheads need to act fast to take full advantage of tax breaks available to reduce the cost of installing green technology, accountants Henderson Loggie have warned.

Published 10 December 2015

Lack of stock causing Scottish house prices to soar

House prices continue to rise across Scotland, driven by a long-term shortage of stock, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 10 December 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn restructuring and insolvency team ‘significantly boosted’

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn has today announced the appointment of a three partner team to lead their restructuring and insolvency practice.

Published 10 December 2015

Scotland continues to ‘punch above weight’ in contribution to UK economy

Official output figures for 2014 show that Scotland is continuing to ‘punch above its weight’, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 10 December 2015