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Hundreds more homes and businesses in Angus will be next to benefit from the arrival of high-speed fibre broadband – in the latest phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The next stage of the £410 million project is set to pass 73,000 more homes and businesses nationwide, an

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Latest figures have revealed that the East Central Scotland housing market remains in favour of the seller as less properties are being put forward for sale. The latest market analysis from estate agents ESPC shows that the drought is driving up demand.

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The head of Deloitte in Scotland wants to set up a digital hub to help the accountancy firm’s clients across the UK make better use of online technology. Steve Williams, who started in the role in March this year, hopes to start work on the venture shortly and build up a team of software engineers

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A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish motorists access to an interest-free loan of up to £50,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Electric Vehicle Loan is open to anyone looking to buy a new electric or plug-in hybrid car or van, and is offered in addition to the UK Government’s

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The recovery in Scotland’s labour market continued into the second half of 2015, though there were signs of the upturn slowing, the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has shown. July saw both a rise in demand for staff and an increase in average starting salaries, but in each case the rates of

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Edinburgh’s controversial trams system lost less during its first months of operation than has previously been anticipated. Having been launched at end of May last year, after six years of disruption and cost increases, the service lost almost £450,000 in 2014.

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New research from PwC has revealed that people want their pensions to be treated more like Individual Savings Accounts. Over half of Scots surveyed say tax relief on pension contributions should be scrapped and replaced with tax-free pension payments in retirement – the strongest point of view amo

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Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region. A bid for a £1bn City Region deal is being developed for submission to the Westminster and Scottish governments in early September

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Les Matheson The head of retail banking at Royal Bank of Scotland has come out in defence of the 73 per cent taxpayer-owned lender’s decision to end promotional, or ‘teaser’ rates on their financial products.

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Royal Bank of Scotland is among nine global banking giants that have agreed to pay $2bn (£1.3bn) in settlements to US investors over claims the firms rigged foreign exchange rates. According to the BBC, the RBS is joined by HSBC, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citibank, Goldman

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Edinburgh-based urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital has raised £20 million through a share placing to build its own portfolio in the private rented sector (PRS). The initiative follows the Edinburgh-based firm’s existing PRS joint venture agreements with Gatehouse Bank and Grainger.

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