Category: BUSINESS!

Scottish Government’s house sales tax fails to meet target

THE amount of money raised buy the Scottish Government's Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) has failed to reach its official target for residential sales, it...

North Sea oil tax revenues fall to lowest level in 40 years

TAX revenues from the North Sea have fallen to their lowest level since the 'black gold' was first pumped ashore to Scotland four decades ago. In what was...

Find out why the private sector is investing millions in Dundee

Dundee Waterfront is drawing a growing amount of interest, and now investment, from developers, businesses and entrepreneurs. The award-winning £1 billion project...

One of nation’s richest men is bankrupt with debts at £2m‏

A BUSINESSMAN who was one of Scotland’s wealthiest men has been made bankrupt with debts of more than £2 million. John Kennedy was hailed as Scotland’s...

Contactless mobile phone payments to ‘outstrip cash by 2025’

A UK supermarket predicts contactless payments via mobile phones will outstrip cash within a decade. The Co-operative said customers currently used cash for almost two...

George Osborne: Brexit will leave Britain permanently poorer

Quitting the European Union would leave households £4,300 a year worse off, George Osborne warned as he prepared to release in-depth Treasury analysis on the cost...

Cameras roll but are farmers ready for their close-up?

If the recent 12-part television series This Farming Life showed anything, it was that farming can be and often is “just one damned thing after another”....

Administrate manages to both recruit and expand

The former finance chief at travel search site Skyscanner, Derek Gardner, has joined Administrate, the Edinburgh-based education technology start-up that also announced...

HSBC launches new £450m SME warchest

HSBC has today launched a £450 million lending fund to support small and ­medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Scotland in 2016 to meet “growing...

Scottish exporters feel pressure from China and eurozone

A weakening global economic picture typified by the slowdowns in China and the eurozone have hit exports at Scotland’s small and medium-sized businesses, a new...