The results of a new survey conducted by human resources specialist Manpower has revealed that Scotland is currently the worst-performing part of the UK for job creation. Manpower attributed the lagging Scottish jobs market to the oil and gas downturn and its effects on the North Sea sector.
Jon Terry A perceived lack of career progression is causing many females to leave their jobs in financial services or putting them off joining the sector in the first place, according to a new PwC report.
John Finnie Independent MSP John Finnie has written to the chief executives of the six Highlands and Islands local authorities urging them to follow the lead of Falkirk Council and invest a portion of their pension fund in building social and affordable housing.
Martin Cowie Five Scottish businesses have been recognised for their business tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit, reaching the finals of the UK Private Business Awards 2015 (PBA), sponsored by PwC in association with HSBC Private Bank and The Supper Club.
Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments£30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland. Over 300 affordable homes are expected to be delivered with the Scottish Government providing an initial investment of over £
Private sector activity in Scotland continued to strengthen during May, growing for a second month in a row and at the fastest pace since December, according to the Bank of Scotland’s latest Purchasing Managers Index. Growth was, however, centred on the service sector as operating conditions in ma
Neil McGill Scotland’s fast growth companies are missing out on higher profile, greater credibility - and a valuable source of funding by not considering the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), according to accountants BDO.
Douglas Robertson Scottish car dealers suffered a year-on-year drop in sales last month while their colleagues south of the border enjoyed a modest rise, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).