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Double partner appointment fuels growth ambitions for Brodies in Aberdeen

Scottish law firm Brodies has underlined its commitment to its strategic plans with the appointment of two new partners in Aberdeen.

Published 8 April 2019

Surge in Edinburgh office up-take revealed by latest figures

Office take-up in Edinburgh during the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 has soared by more than 40 per cent across both city centre and out of town markets, according to research by commercial real estate services firm, Avison Young.

Published 8 April 2019

Event: Edinburgh Tax Network | Corporate Tax Update

The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with Terra Firma Chambers, will present an update on Corporate Tax on Thursday 25th April 2019 at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh.

Published 8 April 2019

And finally… firm sees £250 late penalty soar to a £50m fine in council bollards row

Infrastructure giant Amey has seen a £250 penalty for late work rocket up to £50 million after taking too long to repair four damaged bollards.

Published 8 April 2019

Administrators appointed as Parkhead Credit Union goes under

PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co have reassured savers that their money will be safe after being appointed as administrators at a credit union in Glasgow’s East End.

Published 5 April 2019

RBS-Barclays blockchain trial sees real estate transaction times tumble

The time taken to complete a property transaction has been reduced from three months to less than three weeks in a blockchain trial completed through a collaboration between Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and fintech firm R3's distributed ledger software.

Published 5 April 2019

Majority of firms fail to narrow pay gap despite new reporting laws

Not even half the UK's biggest employers have been successful in narrowing their gender pay gap since the introduction of new government rules requiring all all companies, charities and public sector departments of 250 employees or more to submit their gender pay gap metrics in addition to a report which is published on their website.

Published 5 April 2019

Baillie Gifford launches modern apprenticeship programme

Edinburgh-based wealth manager Baillie Gifford is to launch a modern apprenticeship programme for schools that will allow six apprentices aged 16-24 to ‘learn on the job’.

Published 5 April 2019

Significant drop in Scottish new car registrations

New car registrations in Scotland slumped by 9 per cent last month to 35,904h, according to the latest data from the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA).

Published 5 April 2019

CIOT: New tax year, same anomalies

The Chartered Institute of Taxation is advising Scottish taxpayers to be aware of the "practical realities" of income tax divergence as the new tax year begins tomorrow.

Published 5 April 2019

Pain of new insolvency rules will be only short-term, says Glasgow accountancy firm as final countdown begins

With new Scottish insolvency rules imminent, Glasgow-based chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset has said the changes spell short-term pain for long-term gain for insolvency practitioners.

Published 5 April 2019

Blog: HMRC proposal to restrict tax relief on the sale of main residencies

Max Chassels, tax director at Johnston Carmichael, outlines the implications of the HMRC's upcoming changes to Private Residence Relief  

Published 5 April 2019

Workers set for auto-enrolment pension contributions rise

Scottish employers are being urged to inform their staff that auto-enrolment pension contributions go up from tomorrow.

Published 5 April 2019

Growth drives raft of promotions and appointments at Scottish law firm

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has announced seven promotions — including two at partner level — in its Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Stirling offices.

Published 5 April 2019

RBS: Permanent placement growth remains subdued in March

Permanent staff placements continued to expand, albeit at a subdued pace that held close to February's recent low, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.

Published 5 April 2019