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Business Briefs - July 8

Regulators confirm strict new rules for senior bankers

Published 8 July 2015

Court hears HMRC’s appeal on Rangers “Big Tax” ruling

The UK taxman’s appeal over the original decision in the so-called Rangers "big tax case" has begun being heard by three senior judges.

Published 8 July 2015

MMS looks to cement its position as leading Shariah-compliant dealmaker

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has become the new host partner of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Roundtable series, following a year in which the firm acted on more than £200 million of Shariah-compliant real estate activity in the UK.

Published 8 July 2015

Gillespie Macandrew announces 2014/15 financial results

Lawyers Gillespie Macandrew LLP have confirmed a 2 per cent increase in turnover to £9.8 million in the year to 28 February 2015.

Published 8 July 2015

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

A Department for Work and Pensions adviser has been jailed after admitting to a £33,000 decade-long benefits fraud.

Published 8 July 2015

BDO suits complete five peaks high five charity challenge

Four Scottish accountants from BDO put their counting skills to different use by successfully completing the Five Peaks High Five Challenge last week to raise funds for the children’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon.

Published 8 July 2015

Adam & Co welcomes soaring profits - and new city rival

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s wealth management and private banking business, Adam & Company, has reported annual operating profits of almost £23 million for last year, up £5 million on 2013.

Published 8 July 2015

Scot takes the helm at Braclays as Jenkins is fired

Barclays chairman John McFarlane has taken over as the bank’s new chief executive after Antony Jenkins was sensationally sacked this morning.

Published 8 July 2015

Standard Life Wealth appoints new head of operations

Standard Life Wealth, Edinburgh-based insurance giant Standard Life’s discretionary fund management arm, has announced the appointment of Andy Brodie as its new head of operations.

Published 8 July 2015

Scottish uni spinout firms leave rest of UK behind

A new survey has revealed that Scotland is outperforming the rest of the UK in creating university spinout companies.

Published 7 July 2015

Business Briefs - July 7

BenRiach Distillery Company to sink £25m into expansion bid

Published 7 July 2015

Ex-RBS boss Mathewson steps down at challenger bank Shawbrook

Sir George Mathewson, the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive and chairman, has stepped down as both chairman and director of the challenger bank Shawbrook.

Published 7 July 2015

Scottish car sales hit top gear in June -SMMT

A clamour for more fuel-efficient vehicles saw new car sales in Scotland accelerate last month, according to latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 7 July 2015

Law Society calls for estate agency regulation to be devolved

People buying or selling property in Scotland would be better protected if the regulation of estate agency was devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 7 July 2015

Scotland’s oldest family-run firm turns 300

Scotland’s oldest family firm has celebrated three centuries of industrial success.

Published 7 July 2015