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RBS office sale nets more than expected

The Royal Bank of Scotland has successfully sold the freehold of its Aldgate Union office in London for £132 million.

Published 14 July 2015

Charity fundraisers to face tighter regulations

The UK government will today introduce an amendment to the Charities Bill which will tighten rules on how professional fundraisers approach vulnerable people.

Published 13 July 2015

EY Scotland sees record partner investment

Seven partners and three associate partners have joined the Scottish operation of accountancy giant EY, taking its partner count across four Scots offices to 32.

Published 13 July 2015

Bank levy threatens Clydesdale sale plans

The replacement of the bank levy with an eight per cent profits tax will have a substantial impact on the sale of Clydesdale Bank, according to a Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) analyst.

Published 13 July 2015

Economist and public finance expert joins Wheatley Group board

Business economist and public finance expert Jo Armstrong has been appointed to the board of Wheatley Group.

Published 13 July 2015

Scottish economy continues recovery from Q1 slowdown

Scotland's private sector continued to grow in June and the Scottish economy is making a "moderate recovery" from slowdown in the first quarter, according to a new Bank of Scotland report.

Published 13 July 2015

Greek crisis hits Scots business confidence

Business confidence in Scotland fell among the backdrop of uncertainty in the Greek and Chinese markets, according to accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Published 13 July 2015

Barclays offers compensation after data leak

Barclays has offered £250 in compensation to around 2,000 customers whose personal information was found on a USB stick recovered from a flat in England.

Published 13 July 2015

Average Scots rents hit all-time high

Average rents in Scotland reached a new peak in May, according to the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move.

Published 10 July 2015

Glaswegians owe £13m in council tax

More than £13.2 million in council tax payments went unpaid to Glasgow City Council in the 2014/15 financial year, according to new figures.

Published 10 July 2015

Budget is a major assault on tax avoidance and evasion, says KPMG

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne yesterday promised to arm stretched HMRC tax investigators with a £800 million warchest of extra funding over the next five years to combat tax evasion and non-compliance.

Published 10 July 2015

900 Scottish jobs on the chopping block at fish giant

The futures of 900 workers at a major north-east employer were plunged into uncertainty yesterday after fish processing giant Young’s Seafoods unveiled plans to axe three of its factories.

Published 10 July 2015

Goals targets 2 million LA ‘soccer’ players as US expansion continues

East Kilbride-based five-a-side football venue specialist Goals Soccer Centres has said its ambitious American expansion plans are progressing strongly.

Published 10 July 2015

Aberdeen-Houston links celebrated at Saltire Foundation Houston golf day

Senior figures from the Aberdeen and Houston oil and gas communities will be representing Scotland at the second annual Swing4Saltire Golf Fundraiser next Friday at the River Ridge Golf Course in Houston, Texas.

Published 10 July 2015

Hampden gets down to nuts and bolts with card maker deal

Hampden & Co, the brand new Edinburgh-based private bank, has appointed Norwegian IT firm Evry to provide its card services.

Published 10 July 2015