UK home-owners borrowed £10.5 billion for house purchase in October, down 8 per cent month-on-month and 11 per cent year-on-year, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A total of 57,800 loans were taken out during the month, which was down 8 per cent on September and 13 per
East Dunbartonshire Council has made some improvements but needs to do a lot more to meet the challenges it faces, says the Accounts Commission. In a report published today, the local authority watchdog says it remains concerned that significant issues identified in two previous reports had not been
More focus is needed on strengthening accounting, financial management and governance, over and above just focusing on technology in order to develop the smart city, according to a new report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. ACCA’s report, Smarter Cities, Simpler Cities – a
Women have less financial resilience to bounce back from financial shocks and are more likely to be trapped in poverty in later life, according to a new report out today by Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF), a programme established by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to support the insurance p
Liz Cameron Scottish unemployment rose over the last quarter by 0.6 percentage points but remains down by 0.4 percentage points over the year to stand at 5.3 per cent, according to the latest labour market statistics, published by the Office for National Statistics for August to October 2016.
Stacy Campbell Making a success of a pop-up store involves more than good location and footfall: retailers and landlords should also avoid some legal pitfalls, writes Stacy Campbell, Director in Lindsays’ Commercial Property team.
Colin Walls Colin Walls, Head of Global Transaction Banking at Bank of Scotland discusses how the retail and other industries can keep on top of cashflow while meeting demand during the festive season.
David Melhuish The Scottish Government should take positive steps to boost commercial property investment to aid economic development following the release of figures showing a fifth quarter of decline in Scottish commercial real estate investment levels in Q3 (June to September 2016).