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Edinburgh ranked as UK city with greatest economic prospects

Edinburgh is the city with the best prospects for UK economic growth, with Cambridge and Manchester coming in second and third place, according to the 2019 Vitality Index by Lambert Smith Hampton.

Published 13 June 2019

Savills: disruption in UK property provides opportunities for lenders

In its 31st annual Financing Property presentation, hosted yesterday in Edinburgh, Savills says that social, demographic, political and technological disruption is causing fundamental shifts in UK property, posing challenges but also offering opportunities for the lending industry.

Published 13 June 2019

Scottish housing market remains subdued but outlook positive

Demand for properties in Scotland dropped again in May, with the number of new buyer enquiries remaining negative for the fourth consecutive month according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 13 June 2019

Blog: No easy answer for those caught in pension tax trap

Peter Young, Partner, head of Private Client Tax at Johnston Carmichael, highlights the tax pitfalls facing many people with personal pension schemes, as an important deadline looms into view and the NHS finally makes a move to address the situation

Published 13 June 2019

UK holds more foreign investment than Germany and France combined

The UK held more inwards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock than Germany and France combined by the end of 2018, according to the latest United Nations data released today.

Published 13 June 2019

And finally... Scottish town runs out of cash in first weekend without a bank

The Highland town of Lossiemouth has seen its cash machines run dry in its first weekend without a high street bank.

Published 13 June 2019

Deloitte announces new partner and director promotions in Scotland

Deloitte has bolstered its team across Scotland after announcing a number of senior promotions.

Published 12 June 2019

Grant Thornton secures sales of English engineering outfit to Glasgow firm

Having been appointed joint administrators of Wakefield-based Redhall Group, and its two subsidiaries including Redhall Jex Limited (Jex Engineering) on 10 June 2019, Chris Petts and Sarah O’Toole of Grant Thornton have executed a sale of Jex Engineering as a going concern to Glasgow-headquartered Edwin James Group, an engineering services business that operates across the UK.

Published 12 June 2019

Johnston Carmichael appointed provisional liquidator of Rocksevents Limited

Donald McNaught, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, has been appointed provisional liquidator of Rocksevents Limited.

Published 12 June 2019

Thorntons opens offices in Glasgow to meet growing client demand

Thorntons has opened a dedicated office in Glasgow to service growing demand.

Published 12 June 2019

Scottish property market worth £18.2 billion

The latest statistics from Registers of Scotland’s Property Market Report 2018-19 show that the value of residential property sales in the financial year 2018-19 was £18.2 billion, an increase of 1.6 per cent when compared with 2017-18.

Published 12 June 2019

Quarterly house sales up 14 per cent over last year in east central Scotland

Between March and May 2019, the volume of property sales in east central Scotland increased by 14.3 per cent compared to last year.

Published 12 June 2019

Fifth of UK investors looking to debt investment amid low interest rates and Brexit uncertainty

One in five UK investors is considering debt investment amidst low interest rates and Brexit uncertainty, according to new research from FJP Investment.

Published 12 June 2019

Infinity Partnership shortlisted for two national accountancy awards

Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Infinity Partnership has the opportunity to win a double after being shortlisted in two categories at a prestigious national accountancy awards event.

Published 12 June 2019

Edinburgh’s student accommodation makes the grade for investors

Edinburgh has become a hotspot for investment in student accommodation, according to Knight Frank’s Global Student Property 2019 report.

Published 12 June 2019