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The bill is backed by a broad coalition including the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (STLA), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), GMB Scotland, the STUC and the Federation of Small businesses. Bibby's consultation was backed by 93 per cent of respondents, including 87 per cent who described ...
What impact does this have on the industry in Scotland? And (an old favourite, this) on the case for or against Scottish independence? ... for the upstream year ahead, and agreed on the 15 exploratory wells, with "all eyes west of Shetland", and small independent companies more active than the majors.

By Kevin Keane BBC Scotland's environment correspondent ... The sale and manufacture of plastic-stemmed cotton buds is to be banned under new Scottish government plans. ... "A ban would support the responsible businesses that have already removed this single-use plastic item from their shelves.
Announcing the legal action, the firm also highlighted a previous Scottish government report in which its expert advisers concluded that fracking could be ... Ineos also argued the decision raises major questions about "how Scotland does business", citing how it and other companies had "invested ...
The bi-annual survey, which is now in its 26th year, speaks to 1,500 businesses across the UK, including 125 in Scotland. Economic uncertainty was cited by 27 per cent of Scottish firms as the greatest risk to their business over the next six months. This was followed by weaker UK demand at 18 per cent.
Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: "Scotland has a proud tradition of entrepreneurship, and today we have the highest number of registered businesses recorded in Scotland since records began - an impressive achievement which is largely driven by the success of our small business start-ups.

"If Scotland is to confound predictions of sluggish economic growth for the foreseeable future, then closing this gap should be a top priority. "The new Scottish government investment rates relief should help more businesses realise their investment intentions, but only a minority in enterprise wanted any ...
Small business confidence in Scotland has dropped to near record lows amid "bruising" trading conditions, according to an industry report. The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) says confidence rates in Scotland trail those across the UK by 19 points. In a survey of FSB members, the confidence index ...
"Essay mills and other companies offering services of this nature are acting immorally on all levels," a spokesman for Universities Scotland said. "Universities are ... "We'd urge students who felt they were struggling to speak to the staff teaching them instead of handing money over to dodgy businesses.".
Scottish seafood processing businesses are much more reliant on European workers than are those in the rest of the UK. Marine Scotland surveyed 18 seafood processing firms, or more than a third of the total workforce, and found that 58 per cent of staff were from European Economic Area (EEA) countries ...
The Federation of Small businesses has warned that confidence in Scotland's economy remains weak and called on politicians to provide greater support. In a new year message released today Andy Willox, the Scottish policy convenor at the organisation, said governments at Holyrood and Westminster ...
Over the course of 2016, 21,000 businesses disappeared from the Scottish marketplace, a rate of 11.8 per cent -- second only to London's 14 per cent. However, with just 22,000 businesses being created and 21,000 collapsing over the same period, Scotland showed a net gain of just 1,000 businesses in ...
"That is why, now the baby box scheme is more fully established, we can start to make improvements to develop the economic as well as the social benefits. "I very much hope Scottish businesses will embrace the opportunity to bid for the contract to provide some of the contents of Scotland's baby box next ...
Trump Loses tax Break On Scottish Golf Course Meant For Struggling businesses ... Scotland finance Secretary Derek Mackay stripped Trump Turnberry of a lucrative tax break that this year amounted to nearly £110,000, which is about ... Trump has a history of being at odds with the Scottish government.
Scottish Enterprise did not respond to the claims when approached yesterday. But its website states that more investment in Scotland's growth companies and business infrastructure is central to the task of increasing sustainable economic growth. "We invest to stimulate increased competitiveness, as well ...
Two years ago, the school was nominated to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland -- one of the biggest celebrations of theater, comedy and other live ... Fundraising will cover some of the costs, but Tickle said they still need help from local businesses and other community organizations.
Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site and app and one of Scotland's first "unicorn" companies, was sold last year to 2016 to China's Ctrip for ... Scale-up award winner MacDonald has served as chairman and shareholder with three leading Scottish businesses - ICS Learn in education, SWR in ...

Professor Peter Cameron, director of the University's Centre for Energy, petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, raised the issue of Scottish companies losing access to markets within the EU in the aftermath of Brexit, saying: "The future could be positive since Scotland and the EU are committed to meeting ...
Redundancies in the UK-wide closure programme are expected to be 680. The move comes after RBS announced the closure of 30 other Scottish branches earlier this year. After the latest closures, there will be 89 branches left in Scotland, plus two cash and deposit stops for businesses, and a fleet of 20 ...
Many small rural businesses are not preparing adequately for the impact of Brexit, according to Scotland's National Council of Rural Advisors. The panel said in its first report a smaller labour pool will increase competition for workers, increasing costs - particularly for family firms. While much focus has been ...
It was such a pleasure to meet some of Norway's great companies during my visit, who are doing wonderful things in Scotland. From onshore investments, to pioneering floating offshore wind off the Scottish coast, to developing one of the most significant fields on the UK Continental Shelf, to investing in ...
Only A NEW DEAL fiscal framework can really help businesses and economic growth but like all the other fiscal conservatives, Davidson has set her stupid face against that. What should be done is that the Scottish government must budget for higher spending and investment but without raising taxes and ...
Fewer Scottish companies are showing signs of financial distress, but growth appears to have stalled, according to a survey. R3, the trade body for insolvency and restructuring professionals, said that in September only 54 per cent of businesses it surveyed were showing at least one of the growth indicators ...
Online car-buying platform Carwow is gearing up for a push into Scotland with the aim of driving £72 million of sales for local dealers during ...
She asked the water companies if they used dowsing after her parents told her ... But the Humanist Society Scotland criticised Scottish Water for ...
Nigel Eccles left the fantasy sports business, one of the first Scottish technology companies to achieve a billion-dollar "unicorn" valuation, this ...
The long search for a purpose built film studio in Scotland has led to ... "Most recently we've provided support to Scottish-based companies ...
Alan Turner, the head of tax for KPMG in Scotland, said: "Leaving the corporation tax rate as it currently stands at 19 per cent and increasing research and development tax credits will enable businesses to concentrate on growth and innovation as a priority." Bryan Buchan, the chief executive of Scottish ...
Budget 2017: Companies welcome boost for productivity and digital reach ... Many businesses are concerned that a higher rate of tax in Scotland could hamper ... The Scottish business community broadly welcomed the ... Alan Turner, the head of tax for KPMG in Scotland, said: "Leaving the corporation tax ...
Five most innovative life science companies in Scotland ... Thanks to continued support from the Scottish government, the life science sector ...
Mossmorran third biggest in Scotland for green house gases ... "SEPA is committed to working with all Scottish businesses to ensure that ...
"We believe in promoting the history and heritage of two long standing Scottish companies to show that high quality products are still made ...
NEARLY nine out of 10 mid-sized businesses in Scotland (89 per cent) see ... "While it may be a surprise to some that few companies are solely ...
Scotland 'on target' for 100% renewable energy by 2020 - Scotland ... to fight against global power companies - and watching how the fossil ...
More than half of small Scottish businesses do not have their own website ... A survey found that 56 per cent of companies had no online presence, ... the Bank of Scotland digital index, published yesterday, revealed that 71 ...
FAMILY businesses across Scotland are to be recognised next ... is a celebration of some of the very best Scottish companies and, for me, ...
Half of all Scottish Life science companies are meditech and PhaRMA organisations, but innovation stretches as far as cloud computing and ...
MORE businesses will have the opportunity and support to trade ... a whole new world to companies and employers throughout Scotland.".
HAVING been fairly critical of the Scottish government's record on business ... to make a profit from investing in businesses that need cash to start, grow, ... that entrepreneurial companies are far more important to Scotland's ...
A Scottish council pension fund has one of the highest percentage ... fossil fuel companies fly in the face of Scotland's wider efforts to phase out ...
Scotland's life science businesses have warned that uncertainty caused by ... negative impacts on these life sciences companies in Scotland, and the concern is ... "Our aim is to ensure that the Scottish Life Sciences sector ...
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has told an audience of business figures she fears Scotland is gaining a reputation as "one of the most ...
job losses worries at one of Scotland's biggest companies over ... formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy told its workforce the news ...
The number of businesses in Scotland has reached its highest level ... Ministers say the statistics show Scotland's business scene is "thriving".
The figures reveal the estimated number of businesses rose by 3.1 per cent (11,110) between March last year and the same month this year.
Followers of Scottish quoted companies will be cheered by the entry to the ... in the delivery of the many new homes needed across Scotland.
Scottish mortgage offers an easy way of investing in high-tech growth companies such as Amazon, facebook and three Chinese internet stocks ...
The Scottish government said the number of properties in Scotland ... the Small Business Bonus Scheme has saved businesses in Scotland almost ... of their turnover in local authority rates in comparison to larger companies.
The latest pollution inventory from the Scottish Environment ... at the trade union, Unison Scotland, urged businesses to cut carbon emissions.
THE finalists have been revealed for The Herald Scottish Family ... with our short-listed companies all providing much-needed employment, ... that those running Scotland's family businesses demand and are delivering on.


 

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