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Less than one in five Scottish small businesses plan to export in next twelve months

Despite strong demand from international markets, less than one in five (15%) small businesses in Scotland are planning to do business overseas in the next year, according to new research released today by Alibaba Group.

Published 25 November 2020

Colliers: Demand remains strong in Scotland industrial and logistics market despite COVID

Scotland's industrial and logistics commercial property market has seen strong demand throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and this performance is expected to continue, according to a new survey by Colliers International.

Published 25 November 2020

Orkney entrepreneurs launch first street food outlet

Orkney’s first street food outlet has been launched by local entrepreneurs following start-up support from Business Gateway.

Published 25 November 2020

Scotland's GDP increased by 1.6% in September

Scotland’s GDP increased by 1.6% in September, according to statistics announced today by the Chief Statistician.

Published 25 November 2020

Greenshoots: James Donaldson & Sons launches new home office furniture business

Scottish timber and manufacturing specialist James Donaldson Group has announced the arrival of its latest business which will offer expertly crafted, made-to-measure home office and study solutions.

Published 25 November 2020

ABGI UK opens Newcastle office

Edinburgh-based innovation advisors ABGI UK have announced a significant business expansion across its UK operations with a raft of new appointments and investment into two new office premises.

Published 25 November 2020

And finally... noted

The risk of catching COVID-19 from banknotes is 'low', according to new research from the Bank of England.

Published 25 November 2020

Nick McLaren appointed director of PwC's business restructuring services practice in Scotland

PwC has expanded its Business Restructuring Services practice in Scotland with the appointment of Nick McLaren as a director.

Published 24 November 2020

Capital Gains tax fears sparks rush to sell stakes

UK business owners and senior executives are preparing to sell takes in businesses in anticipation of a potential increase in capital gains tax next year.

Published 24 November 2020

Audit firms enhance going concern assessments, FRC review finds

Audit firms have implemented additional measures to enhance their evaluation of companies’ going concern assessments since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a review of completed audits by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Published 24 November 2020

Faifley Credit Union Ltd of Clydebank declared in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in to protect the members of Faifley Credit Union Ltd, which ceased trading on Monday 23 November and is now in default.

Published 24 November 2020

Women’s Enterprise Scotland and STV join forces to build back a better economy

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) and STV have announced a new strategic partnership to help develop and grow women-led business in Scotland.

Published 24 November 2020

NS&I slashes rates on bonds and savings products

National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is set to slash interest rates on its savings accounts today, in a move that many savers have been 'dreading'.

Published 24 November 2020

Apropos: Chancellor must avoid knee jerk reaction to tax increases

Chancellor Rishi Sunak must avoid a knee jerk reaction to tax increases according to property management firm Apropos by DJ Alexander.

Published 24 November 2020

'No-deal Brexit worse than COVID', warns Bank of England governor

A no-deal Brexit would cause more long-term damage to the economy COVID-19, according to Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England.

Published 24 November 2020