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Simon Capaldi: The office as we knew it may be dead; long live the office of the future

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, gives his thoughts on what businesses may want from their offices post-lockdown.

Published 7 September 2020

Pent up demand boosts Edinburgh and Lothians property market

Neilsons looks at the release of pent up demand for property in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Published 7 September 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn reports two per cent turnover growth in 2019/20

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has reported two per cent turnover growth to £56.9 million in the year to April 30, 2020, with profits before partner distributions down 1.7 per cent to £22.4 million.

Published 7 September 2020

Dominic Wade appointed as Unity Trust Bank's chief financial officer

Unity Trust Bank has appointed Dominic Wade as its new chief financial officer.

Published 7 September 2020

NCA criticised for not investigating alleged bank forgery

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is being accused of failing to properly investigate allegations that banks forged signatures and fabricated evidence in court actions to repossess homes.

Published 7 September 2020

And finally... the angel investor's share

A man who was given an 18-year-old whisky for his birthday for 28 years straight is selling the collection to buy a house.

Published 7 September 2020

Shire Housing Association receives £10.5m funding package from RBS

Shire Housing Association has obtained a £10.5 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to refinance existing debt, enable future expansion plans and enhance existing office and tenant facilities.

Published 4 September 2020

SPPA starts £10m procurement of administration system Capita cancelled

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) has started tendering for a £10 million administration system which reboots a project previously awarded to Capita which was cancelled when it missed all milestones.

Published 4 September 2020

Savers hit as pension age rises to 57

Savers in their mid-40s and younger will have to wait a further two years to access their private pensions, it emerged last night. 

Published 4 September 2020

Linsdays sees record breaking month for home sales

Lindsays has recorded its busiest ever month in the property market with its home sales during August up 80% on the same month last year.

Published 4 September 2020

Occupyd launches marketplace to help firms monetise excess capacity

Edinburgh-based start-up Occupyd is launching a first-of-its-kind marketplace which connects small businesses and individuals searching for workspace with companies looking to monetise their existing and excess capacity. 

Published 4 September 2020

Number of first-time buyers in Scotland at seven-year low

The number of first-time buyers in Scotland is at a seven-year low, falling over a third (35%) since last year, according to the latest data from Bank of Scotland. 

Published 4 September 2020

'Thousands of Scottish businesses' threatened by non-domestic rates appeals backlog

The Scottish Government's postponement of non-domestic rates revaluation by a year to April 2023 will push more businesses over the edge in the absence of urgent measures to tackle the appeals backlog, property experts are warning.

Published 4 September 2020

Greenshoots: COVID friendly tourism app launches

The Reivers Road, an innovative GPS-triggered self-drive audio trail of the Scottish Borders, has launched this week and is expected to attract tourists to the area as the sector reopens following lockdown.

Published 4 September 2020

Planning permission granted £8m retail development in Cupar

Plans for an £8 million investment by London & Scottish Developments to build a retail park at South Road in Cupar have been approved by Fife Council's north east Fife planning committee.

Published 4 September 2020