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A draft report outlining proposed changes to the way Stirling Council delivers its services in the face of challenging financial circumstances is set to be published today. The local authority is facing a budget shortfall of over £25 million over the next five years.

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Some 441,000 working Scots are being paid less than the Living Wage, according to research published today by KPMG. The latest figures from 2014, indicate one in five employees in Scotland earn less than the Living Wage – an increase of one percent from last year of 19 per cent).

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David Menzies Directors, shareholders and others connected with an insolvent company can now have their proposed pre-pack acquisition of the insolvent business reviewed by an independent pool of experts in a move to improve trust and transparency in UK business rescue.

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s latest survey of Scotland's key business sectors in the third quarter has revealed a mixed picture that should "trigger an amber warning light" for governments north and south of the border, the body has warned. The chambers of commerce said the fall across manu

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The thought of sharing their home with a ghostly presence wouldn’t put the majority of people off their dream property, according to new research from Clydesdale Bank. The Hallowe’en survey from the Glasgow-based lender revealed that two thirds (67 per cent) of those surveyed would not be put of

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Kevin Phillip and Rebecca Shiel Aberdeen-based independent financial services firm Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd has made a double key appointment to strengthen its workforce following an increase in demand for its services during the past twelve months.

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Property prices in the countryside are, on average, £27,047 (17 per cent) higher than in urban areas, according to the latest annual Bank of Scotland Rural Housing Review. The premium has widened from 14 per cent, or £17,539, over the last decade, the Edinburgh-based bank said.

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Scots private equity house Maven Capital Partners has announced a £5.4 million investment in GEV Group (GEV), a fast growing and diversified organisation with a key focus on the renewable sector. The business comprises of four main divisions which operate across multiple markets and global location

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Scotland’s population is projected to continue to increase into the future. Statistics published yesterday by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show the population of Scotland is projected to rise from 5.35 million in 2014 to 5.51 million over the next ten years, and then to continue to rise

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The Scottish Government has made £25 million available through a social investment charity to provide unsecured medium-term loans for housing associations. Allia, which won the charitable bond programme delivery contract following a public procurement exercise, will provide loans exclusively for RS

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Still 73 per cent state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland Group has reported a third-quarter net profit of £952m, up from £896m year-on-year on the back of a £1.1bn one-off gain from its sale of US subsidiary bank Citizens. The news comes a day after RBS announced that it is selling its remaining 20.9

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Scotland enjoyed an 8 per cent rise in the number of new homes registered by local authorities during the last quarter, according to new figures released today by NHBC. Councils registered a total of 3,313 new homes between July and September in 2015, compared to 3,060 homes over the same period las

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