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Scottish private electricity production rises 52 per cent in one year

The number of Scots companies, communities, farms and landowners making their own electricity has risen by more than 50 per cent in the last year.

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Chancellor’s additional nil rate band Budget surprises

John Cairns is a tax partner at French Duncan Chartered Accountants

Published 16 July 2015

Barclays deputy chairman to step down

Barclays deputy chairman Sir Mike Rake is reportedly planning to step down just a week after the bank’s chief executive was fired.

Published 15 July 2015

SSE to pursue £130m claim after Glendoe tunnel collapse

An energy company has won the right to pursue a £130 million claim against contractors after a tunnel collapse hit the operation of a new hydro scheme, according to the BBC.

Published 15 July 2015

US finance firm chooses Scotland for its second European base

US-based financial services firm BTIG has announced that it is to open its second European office in Edinburgh.

Published 15 July 2015

Cyber risk is number one concern for UK insurers - PwC

Cyber risk tops the list of concerns for UK insurers, according to the annual ‘Banana Skins’ survey of perceived risks to the sector by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) and PwC.

Published 15 July 2015

Average Scots house prices ‘up by more than 10 per cent’

Scottish house prices are up by more than 10 per cent since last year, according to a new report.

Published 15 July 2015

BofS and Henderson Loggie ask: Will skills gap put manufacturing growth on hold?

Scottish manufacturers are being invited to have their say on the effect of the engineering skills gap as part of a major industry survey, supported by Bank of Scotland and launched by Henderson Loggie and the other firms which form MHA, the association of accountancy and business advisory firms.

Published 15 July 2015

Aberdeen appoints former shadow pensions minster as new head of retirement savings

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed former Shadow Pensions Minister Gregg McClymont head of retirement savings.

Published 15 July 2015

Sir Howard Davies finally takes up RBS director role

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced the appointment of soon-to-be chairman Sir Howard Davies as non-executive director.

Published 15 July 2015

Scottish unemployment continues to fall as economy continues to grow

Official statistics released today show unemployment in Scotland is down both quarterly and over the year.

Published 15 July 2015

Scots residents to receive letter explaining new tax law

Every home in Scotland is set to receive a letter explaining how the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) will work.

Published 14 July 2015

HMRC's treatment of disabled man described by tribunal judge as 'outrageous'

The tax authorities have been slammed by a judge who called their treatment of a dyslexic man “outrageous”.

Published 14 July 2015

CPI inflation rate falls to 0 per cent

Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell back to 0 per cent in June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Published 14 July 2015

Standard Life highlights heritage in new financial planning arm

Standard Life will hark back to its heritage by naming its new financial planning business after the year the long-term investment savings company was founded.

Published 14 July 2015