The Scottish government's plans to create a minimum unit price for alcohol could adversely affect the free movement of goods the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has said. Yves Bot said the plans would only be legal where there was no other option, such as increasing taxes, to achie
Lena Wilson The last 12 months have seen Scottish Enterprise offer a total of £57.8million of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grants for projects with planned capital expenditure of £396.7 million.
Accountancy students at financial and business adviser Grant Thornton have become the first to sign up for a unique and new Integrated Qualification (IQ) in Audit. Grant Thornton students who have just embarked on the new qualification will enjoy greater flexibility and movement in their careers thr
Another former co-administrator has been charged over the controversial sale of Rangers in 2012. Paul Clark, who worked for administrators Duff & Phelps, is the fourth man to appeared in court over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers' during the sale by former owner Craig Whyte to ex-c
A poll of finance directors has revealed growing pessimism over growth prospects for Scotland the nation’s top businesss leaders. The survey of more than 100 FDs, CFOs and Senior Finance Officers conducted by ICAS, the global professional body for Chartered Accountants, found that half of the Scot
Latest figures released by the Bank of England have revealed that Royal Bank of Scotland has slashed lending to small and medium sized enterprises through the Funding For Lending initiative by more than £250 million over the past three months. According to the BoE data, 74 per cent state-owned RBS
Glasgow-based portable power supplier Aggreko has expanded its presence in the North American market with the £18m acquisition of ICS Group. ICS Group, which is a leading provider of mobile temperature control services in Canada, had revenues of £8.9 million in the 12 months to July 2015.
The new holding company for bmi Regional and Loganair has warned that 80 north east jobs are at risk under plans to switch engineering facilities to Bristol. Airline Investments Limited (AIL), which was formed after the low-cost airlines merged last month, said it plans to acquire space at Bristol A
John Swinney Scotland’s Finance secretary John Swinney has told a committee of MSPs that he will not interfere with the work of the new Fiscal Commission, after assuring them that he has "no control" over the "independent" body.
180 West George Street Property investment firm Picton Capital has bought 180 West George Street in Glasgow, which counts TSB Bank, Standard Life and Michael Page among its tenents, for £14.25 million.
Irreverent Scots craft beer company BrewDog has announced a new partnership with crowdfunding firm Crowdcube to offer beer enthusiasts the chance to bag bonds as well as equity in the business, which is now in its sixth consecutive year of growth. The move will see a combination of equity and bonds
Property consultant CBRE has announced the conclusion of two major investment deals in Aberdeen, demonstrating ongoing activity in the commercial property investment market despite the recent dip in the oil and gas industry.
The Saltire Foundation, the charitable arm of Entrepreneurial Scotland dedicated to putting Scottish business on the world stage, has launched its sixth and largest yet Saltire Fellows programme. The Saltire Fellowship is specifically designed to equip Scots, and non-Scots wishing to relocate to Sco