Final month “flourish” for firms who had to contend with a tepid 2017

18 Jan 2018

Retail businesses in Scotland finished 2017 on a high, following a difficult 12 months for the sector.

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Bank closures hitting the productivity and cashflow of small businesses

17 Jan 2018

Senior figures at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called on Westminster to take steps to arrest the decline of Scotland’s network of branch banks.

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Scottish Government assures small firms of continued work following Carillion collapse

16 Jan 2018

Scottish firms have been given assurance by the Scottish Government that contingency plans are in place to deal with the Carillion fallout.

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PMI reveals mixed outlook for Scottish businesses

15 Jan 2018

The Bank of Scotland’s latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) suggests a mixed outlook for Scottish businesses going into 2018.

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Scotland boosts apprenticeship numbers

12 Jan 2018

An additional 3,500 apprenticeships will be launched in Scotland over the next year, the skills agency for Scotland has announced.

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Tax changes continue to cause ructions at Holyrood

11 Jan 2018

A senior politician has played down claims that changes to Scotland’s income tax arrangements pose a threat to the economy.

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Employee-owned resort is a first for Scotland

10 Jan 2018

An enterprise on the Isle of Arran has hoisted the flag for an unusual type of business model.

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Fintech firm takes on late payment culture

9 Jan 2018

A fintech firm has taken on the responsibility of eliminating late payments for small and medium-sized businesses across Scotland.

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Scottish firms lay out biggest fears for 2018

8 Jan 2018

A comprehensive new study carried out by the Bank of Scotland has revealed the biggest fears of the nation’s businesses.

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One in seven Scots businesses plan to downsize, close or sell, suggests poll

5 Jan 2018

Scottish small businesses are demoralised by rising costs, weak consumer demand, and low growth, according to a new study.

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