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Beehive Brae makes second crowdfunding challenge target

Beehive Brae, the Lanarkshire mead and honey beer producer has smashed its latest crowdfunding target.

Published 16 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 16

Pension liabilities outstrip UK economic output for first time

Published 16 June 2015

Top law and accountancy firms 'imposing a poshness test' on applicants

The UK’s top legal and accountancy firms are systematically excluding young people from working-class backgrounds, an official Government report has found.

Published 16 June 2015

May's inflation reverses April’s negative trend

The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation turned positive in May, rising to 0.1 per cent, according to data issued today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 16 June 2015

UK leader takes over Scotland’s largest independent debt collectors

English firm Marston Holdings, the largest judicial services group in the UK, has bought Scott & Co, one of Scotland’s largest independent debt collectors, for an undisclosed sum.

Published 16 June 2015

Over 250 organisations sign-up to the Glasgow Living Wage

More than 250 organisations, employing more than 70,000 people, have now signed up to the Glasgow Living Wage, it has been announced.

Published 16 June 2015

‘Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland’ launches

A new commission looking into taxation in Scotland has launched its call for evidence.

Published 16 June 2015

Perth spared as trio of Aviva office closures to see 1,500 staff shed

Aviva’s core locations are to remain in Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, York and Perth following announcements that Britiain’s largest insurer is to close three offices in the wake of its takeover of Friends Life.

Published 16 June 2015

Quartet of Lloyds bosses rake in £6.3m after share sell-offs

Four senior executives at Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group have sold more than £6.3 million worth of shares in the still partly state-owned lender.

Published 16 June 2015

Political strife reduces Scots business confidence to three year low

Continuing political uncertainty in Scotland has left the nation’s businesses as the least confident area in the UK, according to a new report.

Published 16 June 2015

And finally…Men splashing out £80 more a month on life’s “non-essentials” than women

New research has revealed that men are spending significantly more on leisure pursuits such as dining and drinking out, playing sports and buying new gadgets than women.

Published 15 June 2015

Blog: Get set for a wave of claims as new aspects of competition law come into play

Catriona Munro is a partner in the EU competition and regulatory team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP

Published 15 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 15

Anderson Strathern profits up 13 per cent

Published 15 June 2015

HMRC opens consultation on devolved income tax guidance

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published draft technical guidance on how Scottish taxpayer status should be decided.

Published 15 June 2015