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Short-termism grips UK’s increasingly stressed small businesses

Short-termism is gripping UK small businesses, according to commercial insurer AXA, which today revealed that many are adopting short-term planning and cutting reliance on external funding ahead of Brexit.

Published 13 February 2019

Flagship Johnnie Walker visitor attraction plans lodged

Plans to transform one of Edinburgh’s most important landmark buildings into a global visitor experience for Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker have been formally submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 13 February 2019

Scottish tech stars head to Silicon Valley with FutureX

A group of the UK’s most promising tech entrepreneurs are heading to Silicon Valley this April for a week-long accelerate programme hosted by Edinburgh-based FutureX.Now in its sixth year, the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme gives founders unprecedented access to top investors and business heavyweights in the US ecosystem.

Published 13 February 2019

And finally… talk isn't cheap for Scotland's finance secretary

Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay has spent almost £1000 of taxpayer’s money on public speaking lessons, it has been reported.

Published 13 February 2019

FRP appointed as innovative Highlands seafood business goes into liquidation

Coast and Glen Limited, a Highlands-based seafood and game business that had grown rapidly in recent years, has been placed in liquidation.

Published 12 February 2019

Petrofac investors launch £400m lawsuit over bribery scandal

Oil services giant Petrofac is facing the prospect of a £400 million legal claim after the firm’s former sales executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty last week in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case to handing out more than £39m in bribes to secure £3.4bn-worth of Middle East contracts.

Published 12 February 2019

Baillie Gifford ups stake in electric car maker Tesla

Edinburgh-based investment fund Baillie Gifford has increased its exposure to electric vehicle maker Tesla after acquiring more shares in the firm.

Published 12 February 2019

M&G Investments backs Glasgow housing association's £40m regeneration project

M&G Investments has agreed a £40 million funding deal with Queens Cross Housing Association for plans to transform the Hamiltonhill area of Glasgow into a new urban ‘suburb’.

Published 12 February 2019

‘Rapid changes to cash landscape risks leaving millions without access’

Consumer watchdog Which? has called on the UK Government to appoint a regulator to protect access to cash, as a combination of bank branch and cashpoint closures causes a crisis leaving people struggling to pay for essential goods and services.

Published 12 February 2019

Scottish golf legend Montgomerie signs as RSM brand ambassador

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has announced the signing of golfer Colin Montgomerie as its latest brand ambassador.

Published 12 February 2019

HMRC: Scotch whisky exports continued to rise in 2018

Official figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a strong year for Scotch Whisky exports in 2018, with global growth by both value and volume.

Published 12 February 2019

RBS backs Glasgow recruitment firm eyeing global expansion

A Glasgow-based recruitment technology business has welcomed 10 new employees to its Oswald Street office and is preparing to open offices in New York and Singapore, thanks to increased customer demand and support from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 12 February 2019

Gindiana Jones: Archaeologists and distillers among those nominated for FSB indy business awards

A distillery on the UK’s most northerly inhabited island and a rapidly growing Edinburgh headquartered firm supplying archaeology services are amongst the shortlisted businesses for the Federation Small Business’s Celebrating Small Business Awards.

Published 12 February 2019

Delivering a digital strategy to Inverness businesses

Businesses in the Inverness area are being given the opportunity to learn how to create the most effective digital strategy from a leading expert in the field.

Published 12 February 2019

And finally... taxation < procreation

Women in Hungarian with four children or more are to be exempted for life from paying income tax, the country's prime minister has announced.

Published 12 February 2019