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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

Partners gather for launch of new Fife accountancy firm

Partners of EQ Accountants, which has merged with Fife firm Carters, gathered today to mark the official launch of the new business.

Published 1 April 2015

Feature: Combating Cyber Crime

It’s a sad fact that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so do the techniques employed by criminals to commit fraudulent activity.

Published 1 April 2015

Royal London profits almost half after £61m charge cap hit

Royal London, owner of the Scottish Provident brand, has reported a 48 per cent drop in profits.

Published 1 April 2015

Elliott hits back as Alliance Trust board saga escalates

US hedge Elliott Investors has criticised what it described as “unsubstantiated attacks” on a trio of prospective directors that it is agitating to have installed on the Dundee-based wealth manager Alliance trust’s board.

Published 1 April 2015

RBS investment bank chief quits after one month

Rory Cullinan, the executive chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate and Institutional Bank who sent photographs to his daughter claiming that he was bored in meetings, is to quit after just a month in the role.

Published 1 April 2015

Broker JP Morgan Cazenove defends Alliance director appointment process claims

The latest twist in the ongoingAlliance Trust board saga has seen the company’s broker, JP Morgan Cazenove now say that it understands the concern’s of the current board over the methods used by agitating US investor Elliot Advisors to select a trio of prospective new members.

Published 1 April 2015

SRC calls for review of business rates as 2 per cent hike looms

The Scottish Retail Consortium has issued an appeal from Scottish retailers for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2 per cent rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.

Published 1 April 2015

Hunter Centre and Santander launch business growth course

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurshipis calling on leaders of Scottish companies that are turning over at least £500,000 to apply for a place on its growth programme.

Published 1 April 2015

UK's economy grew faster last year than first believed

The UK's economy grew at a faster pace in 2014 than stated by previous estimates.

Published 1 April 2015

Work starts in Glasgow on UK’s biggest City Deal

Work on a £1.13 billion City Deal that will bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is to formally begin this week after it was approved by ministers at the UK and Scottish governments.

Published 1 April 2015

Mortgage approvals hit six month high

The Bank of England has revealed that the number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers rose to its highest level in six months in February.

Published 1 April 2015

Biggest Scottish earners are in Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Scotland’s highest earners live in Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, according to analysis by NFU Mutual.

Published 1 April 2015