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Scottish house prices up 13.3 per cent - Registers of Scotland

House prices in Scotland rose 13.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014-15 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to official statistics published today by Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 28 April 2015

Alliance Trust and Elliott reach agreement at eleventh hour

After weeks of claim and counter-claim, in what had become an increasingly hostile stand-off, the board of Alliance Trust has today sensationally announced an agreement with activist shareholder Elliott Advisors.

Published 28 April 2015

KPMG take over at Fife papermill as 325 jobs go

Tullis Russell the 70 per cent employee-owned Fife papermill which has a history stretching back more than 200 years has gone in into administration with the immediate loss of 325 jobs.

Published 27 April 2015

Business Briefs - April 27

The price of oil is holding steady at a four and a half month high driven up by concerns over disruption to supplies from the Middle East.

Published 27 April 2015

RBS off-loads more loans to Mizuho Bank

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell another tranche of North American loans to Mizuho Bank.

Published 27 April 2015

Salmond sets up private firm to handle publishing cash

Alex Salmond has set up an unlimited company to handle revenue acquired through his burgeoning writing career.

Published 27 April 2015

Sin Bin: Rangers boys club accountant facing jail over £55,000 laundering scam

The treasurer of the Rangers Supporters Association Boys Club is facing jail after she used the club’s books to launder £55,000 from the company she worked for.

Published 27 April 2015

Social Investment Scotland launches new third sector fund

UK investors are being targeted by a new pioneering Scottish fund which aims to provide a social return alongside financial.

Published 27 April 2015

Scot's Living Wage awareness leads the UK -KPMG

Almost 90 per cent of adults in Scotland have heard of the Living Wage, making it the most Living Wage conscious region in the UK, according to new research commissioned by accountants KPMG.

Published 27 April 2015

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce nominated for prestigious global award

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has been recognised on the world stage after being selected as the only UK finalist in the 2015 World Chambers Competition.

Published 27 April 2015

150 business leaders call for full fiscal responsibility

An open letter published in a national Sunday newspaper has seen 150 leading businessmen and women call for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland.

Published 27 April 2015

ICAS chief's pay hits £350k amid surge in overseas members

The chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, Anton Colella, was paid £354,000 last year.

Published 27 April 2015

Plan Bee founder shortlisted for top UK green entrepreneur award

Lanarkshire-based eco-innovation business Plan Bee has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Business Green Leaders Awards in London.

Published 27 April 2015

Less than two out of five Scottish 50-75 year olds contacted by their pension provider after new rules -PwC

Despite the introduction of major new pension reforms at the start of this month, it appears that almost 55 per cent of Scottish adults aged between 50-75 years have received no contact from their pension providers, according to ‘big four’ accountants PwC.

Published 24 April 2015

Business Briefs - April 24

Published 24 April 2015