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Scottish labour productivity sees 1.1 per cent rise year-on-year

Labour productivity in Scotland, measured by output per hour worked, increased by 1.1 per cent in real terms (inflation adjusted) during the first three months of 2019 compared to the same quarter last year.

Published 15 August 2019

Scotland’s population continues to increase as life expectancy rises

Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades but has stalled in recent years, according to a new report.

Published 15 August 2019

Ethnic minority professionals event at RBS in Edinburgh next month

An event for Black, Asian and ethnic minority professionals to come together, expand their network and hear from an inspirational speaker will be held in Edinburgh next month.

Published 15 August 2019

And finally... method acting

Actor Steve Coogan, who plays the famous TV character Alan Partridge, has convinced a court to spare him from a lengthy driving ban because it would leave his co-workers on the show out-of-pocket.

Published 15 August 2019

AAB Business Advisory Group secures £1 million new business

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has announced that its dedicated Business Advisory team has secured £1 million of new business wins during 2019 so far.

Published 14 August 2019

Another £40m dished out from RBS bail-out fund

Atom Bank, iwoca, Modulr Finance and The Currency Cloud Group have each been awarded £10 million from the Banking Competition Remedies Board  - the fund spun out of the EU's deal with bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

Turnover up, profits slip as Burness Paull invests in the future

Burness Paull has reported a rise in turnover for its financial year ending 31 July 2019, posting an annual income of £58.5 million – up two per cent from £57.6m in 2017/18. Profit at the firm was £22m, down eight per cent from £23.8m.

Published 14 August 2019

Inflation creeps up to defy analysts

Britain’s inflation rate unexpectedly overshot the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target on Wednesday as annual consumer price inflation rose to a three-month high of 2.1 per cent in July from 2.0 per cent in June, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Published 14 August 2019

New corporate name for M&G Prudential at demerger

M&G Prudential has today announced its intention to list its shares under the name M&G plc when it demerges from Prudential plc later this year.

Published 14 August 2019

House prices in Scotland continue to grow faster than UK average

The latest statistics from the UK House Price Index (HPI) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in June 2019 was £151,891 – an increase of 1.3 per cent on June last year.

Published 14 August 2019

Ambassador Group completes purchase of Edinburgh’s Broadway Park in £28m deal

Glasgow-based Ambassador Real Estate, part of Ambassador Group, advised by Savills and supported by their capital partner Longbow, has completed the £28m purchase from Oval Real Estate of Broadway Park, in the well-established Edinburgh’s South Gyle Business District.

Published 14 August 2019

Summer slip for Scottish sales

The total value of retail sales in Scotland decreased by 0.3 per cent last month compared with July 2018, when they had increased by 1.1 per cent, new data from the Scottish Retail Consortium has shown.

Published 14 August 2019

Businesses must adapt to attract Generation Z talent

The majority of businesses need to adapt urgently if they are to attract talent from Generation Z, according to a survey of senior finance professionals.

Published 14 August 2019

Only 29 per cent of Brits actively saving towards their pension

Only 29 per cent of British adults are actively saving towards their future and over half (58 per cent) wish they had invested in their retirement at an earlier age, new research from savings and mortgage provider Nottingham Building Society has revealed.

Published 14 August 2019

Barclays: Lightbulb moments for SMEs most common at 2:33am

Over half of the UK’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have woken up at night with a new business idea (57 per cent), while the most popular time for an idea to be dreamt up is between 2-3 am (28 per cent), new research released by Barclays has revealed.

Published 14 August 2019