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Global accountancy firm PwC has raised concerns that a proposed second homes levy due to come into force within months as a planned amendment to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which will impose an extra three per cent levy on the purchase of a second home costing more than £40,000,

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Alison Johnstone The Scottish Greens have called on the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council to support the Queens Trust in its bid to get a place on the board of their football Scottish Championship club, Queen of the South.

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An total of £160 billion has been collectively denied to savers as a result of historically low interest rates, according to latest estimates. Financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown said the loss equates to £6,000 per household in the UK.

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A tourism tax aimed at raising up to £15 million annually for Edinburgh is expected to be given the go-ahead. The news comes as a senior councillor at Highland Council has suggested a tax on hotel rooms would raise millions of pounds to improve facilities and attractions in the north of the country

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Edinburgh University officials have been forced to scrap a plan calling on tutors to leak private information about students who told them about debt problems. Lecturers were instructed to pass the information of hundreds of students who had fallen behind in their tuition fee payments on to official

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Statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician in the latest Retail Sales Index for Scotland release, covering the period October to December 2015, show that the volume of retail sales in Scotland increased by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 and grew by 2.2 per cent annuall

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The Ca'd'oro Building. One of Glasgow’s most well-known buildings has changed hands for £14.1 million in a move that indicates increased foreign investment in the city’s commercial property.

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New data from HMRC has revealed that around 870,000 self assessment taxpayers missed the 31 January deadline. According to figures released yesterday, a total of 10.39 million self-assessment tax returns were completed online, over 92 per cent of the total returns expected, and 150,000 more than las

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Edinburgh-based property group Lomond Capital has completed the acquisition of a Birmingham-based estate agency as part of a new expansion drive south of the border. The deal sees Lomond-owned Marwood Homes and John Shepherd Lettings merge with John Shepherd Estate Agents.

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