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September was a more upbeat month for Scotland's retailers, according to the latest survey. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI), total Scottish sales increased by 0.7 per cent, the fastest growth since August 2014 barring Easter distortions.

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Average rents in Scotland have risen 1.7 per cent in the past year, less than a third of the rate seen in the rest of Britain, according to new figures. The latest buy-to-let index from lettings agent Your Move found that annual rent growth in Scotland has plateaued after a summer uplift while the r

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Steel firm Tata has announced the closure of its two Scottish plants with the loss of 270 jobs as the firm plans to stop production of steel plate across its European business. Tata said today’s announcement comes in response to a shift in market conditions caused by a flood of cheap imports, part

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A restored, historic former Glasgow shipyard head office is to open its doors along with a host of other projects that have benefited from loans supplied by the ethical Charity Bank. The Fairfields building in the city’s Govan Road, which was restored with help of the Charity Bank, will be among t

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New rules introduced by the UK government have taken their toll on Scottish-based payday lender the Cheque Centre which has just posted losses 70 per cent higher than last year. Results for the Edinburgh-based company, which is owned by US company CNG Financial Corp, said it had pulled out of short-

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The Nationwide Building Society has launched a first of its kind support service for people affected by cancer. Britain’s biggest building society and second largest mortgage lender said the new service demonstrates the vital role the financial industry can play in supporting customers with cancer

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Edinburgh-based insurance giant Standard Life has become the latest firm to be included in a new UK-wide league table which ranks the UK’s companies by the value of their intellectual property. Standard Life group’s intellectual property holding arm, Standard Life Employee Services Limited, has

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To protect Scotland's relationship with unions, it should be excluded from the entire Trade Union Bill according to the Scottish Government. Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work Skills & Training Roseanna Cunningham has made the request in a letter to the UK Minister for Skills, Nick Boles.

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The Scottish government has re-appointed Scots law firm Morton Fraser to provide its debt recovery services. Holyrood awarded the firm the first contract from its expanded Legal Services Framework which went live in August.

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(l-r): Kathryn Taylor, one of the Trustees for the Alliance Trust Foundation; Maureen Phillip, PAMIS Director Family Support Service Tayside; Kirsty Thomson, Campaigns, Events, PR and Fundraising Officer for PAMIS; and Mark Thomson, from the Alliance Trust. University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS h

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