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With all the changes that have impacted traders since the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU), one of the greatest challenges faced by importers is customs duty liability, writes Jon Hicks, customs director at AAB. Customs duty is now potentially due on all imported goods and trade

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Stephen Pearson, chair of Financial Inclusion for Scotland, and Carolyn Sawers, chief executive of Corra, launch an initiative where people can help those most in need of support with energy costs.

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Stuart Beattie discusses the difficulties faced by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Scotland, including the recent rent freeze imposed by the Scottish government and new energy efficiency standards requirements. Households are not the only group feeling the chill of winter. Registered Social La

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Politically and economically, 2022 was a tumultuous year. Despite an encouraging start, by the third quarter it was clear that Scotland’s property sector was being impacted by spiralling inflation, soaring energy costs and increasing interest rates, writes Barry McKeown. Yet, let me recall som

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Temple Melville, CEO of The Scotcoin Project Community Interest company, discusses how the ownership laws surrounding cryptocurrency and cryptoassets affect individuals in cases of bankruptcy of firms which held their assets, and the need for regulation to protect retail users. As we know, most peop

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The chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Scotch Whisky As­so­ci­a­tion, Mark Kent, discusses the current state and future aspirations of the Scotch whisky industry, the challenges it has faced and its potential to create profit and support other related sectors. Across more tha

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Temple Melville, CEO of the Scotcoin Project CIC, discusses the benefits of regulation in the cryptocurrency industry, including protections for citizens and investors, the ability for institutions to invest, and the adoption of regulated crypto ETFs. Six years ago, when Gideon Greenspan said that r

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Roland Smyth discusses the challenges facing the tourism industry in Scotland as a result of Covid and Brexit and suggests ways to address these issues including investment in staff training, public sector support, and a focus on ESG issues to make the industry more attractive to a wider talent pool

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