“Being your own boss” has positive impact on mental health, study shows

17 Nov 2017

“Being your own boss” may have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, according to a new study, after it found that the self-employed are the least stressed workers in the economy.

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Does Baltic nation’s digital tax system offer options for Scotland?

16 Nov 2017

It was reported this week that Scotland’s policy-makers were looking to a small country in the Baltic for inspiration on how to administer devolved taxes.

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Decision to delay report into tax policy prompts a war of words

15 Nov 2017

Scotland’s ruling party this week faced allegations that it had exerted undue pressure on an independent Parliamentary body which had been due to publish a potentially damaging report relating to the administration’s tax policy

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Scottish Government to encourage employers to pay Living Wage

14 Nov 2017

The Scottish Government will work towards achieving a national “Living Wage” in a bid to reduce poverty and promote growth.

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New data reveals strong growth for Scotland’s private sector

13 Nov 2017

The Bank of Scotland’s monthly regional purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has revealed that Scotland’s private sector welcomed considerable growth in October.

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Property tax holding back property market despite positive outlook

10 Nov 2017

The Scottish housing market is moving in the right direction as the rest of the UK posts falling or flat sales, according to new figures.

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Minister says figures are proof that Scotland’s business scene is “thriving”

9 Nov 2017

Scotland has been buoyed by news that the number of businesses north of the border has reached a record level.

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Scotland sees dramatic surge in permanent jobs

8 Nov 2017

New figures reveal that the number of people finding permanent jobs has risen in Scotland.

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Voluntary “living wage” boosts pay for 150,000 workers

7 Nov 2017

Businesses who signed up to the voluntary “living wage” scheme will soon have to increase staff wages – as the organisation announces an uplift in rates.

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£4 million entrepreneur support scheme unveiled by First Minister

6 Nov 2017

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new £4 million scheme to support the nation’s entrepreneurs and budding start-up businesses.

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