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£1bn City Region target for Edinburgh and surrounding areas

New road and rail links to Edinburgh Airport and an extended Borders Railway are among major projects being drawn up by a partnership of local authorities, under ambitious £1 billion city deal plans announced today.

Published 2 April 2015

Scottish AIM shares recover

Shares in Scottish companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rose by 1.01 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, according to analysis by accountants BDO.

Published 2 April 2015

Strathclyde Pension Fund in £83m arms manufacturer investment row

The Strathclyde Pension Fund, one of the biggest local authority pension funds in the world, with net assets of more than £13.9 billion, has been exposed for having investments worth £83 million in 11 of the world's 20 biggest arms manufacturers.

Published 2 April 2015

Estate agents report buyer surge “chaos” ahead of new property tax

A single Edinburgh estate agent office sold 14 properties worth £330,000 or more over in just three weeks last month as well-off Scottish homebuyers raced to beat the deadline for the new property tax.

Published 2 April 2015

KPMG doubles size of Innovation Reliefs and Incentives team in Scotland

KPMG has strengthened the depth and range of its tax team specialising in Innovation Reliefs and Incentives (“IRI”) with the appointments of five new staff across Scotland.

Published 2 April 2015

Lord McFall appointed to ICAS Council

Scottish accounting trade body ICAS has appointed Lord John McFall to its council as a public interest member following Stagecoach co-founder Sir Brian Souter'snomination as vice president of the institute.

Published 2 April 2015

Scottish lawyer appointed non-executive director of Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service has announced the appointment of four new non-executive directors to their board including solicitor Mike Dailly.

Published 1 April 2015

Revenue Scotland begins collecting taxes from today

The first new national Scottish taxes introduced by a Scottish parliament in more than 300 years are being collected from today.

Published 1 April 2015

Police Scotland must save £11m in coming financial year, warns finance chief

Police Scotland will need to find £11 million in funding to break even in the coming financial year, its finance chief has warned.

Published 1 April 2015

Property development company sues legal firm for £2.7m over ‘negligence’

A property development company which claimed that its lawyers were in “breach of contract” has been awarded more than £2.7 million.

Published 1 April 2015

New Scottish property transaction tax comes into effect

A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases has come into effect in Scotland today.

Published 1 April 2015