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'Regressive' post plan will hit small businesses in rural Scotland

SNP Business and Enterprise spokesperson Mike Weir has warned that small businesses could be hard hit by proposed post pricing changes after Ofcom, the regulator, confirmed in a letter to the MP that its proposals could mean that the universal service obligation will be limited to second class services only. The changes could prove expensive for companies who rely upon the Royal Mail to send products to customers.
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Aviva's chief set to waive £46,000 increase | Herald Scotland

Aviva's chief set to waive £46,000 increase | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE groundswell of protest against executive pay claimed another success yesterday when insurance giant Aviva said its chief executive would waive this year's pay rise, and it would review its \...
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Brian Pope | Stop talking down the Scottish economy

Brian Pope | Stop talking down the Scottish economy | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

We should stop talking down the Scottish economy and start championing the Scottish success stories.

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Networking In Scotland And The North East

Networking In Scotland And The North East | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Directory of business networking opportunities in Scotland and the North East of England...
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Scottish Government adds to shared equity fund | News | Inside Housing

The Scottish Government is making an extra £13 million available for its shared equity schemes to help more first time buyers.
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GlobalScot: Withdraw Donald Trump's membership of GlobalScot

GlobalScot: Withdraw Donald Trump's membership of GlobalScot | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
By his conduct at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 25 April 2012 Donald Trump has shown himself to be unworthy of an organisation whose purpose is...
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Scotland’s entrepreneurialism to be the focus of Business in Parliament - News & Media Centre :  Scottish Parliament

From starting a business in your living room to a multinational company with operations across the world, how best to support and encourage Scotland’s entrepreneurs will be the focus of the 7th annual Business in Parliament event.
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Scottish hotel occupancy rate fell 2.4% in February | Herald Scotland

HOTEL occupancy in Scotland fell 2.4% in February while the rest of the UK reported a rise.
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Cash lift for first-time buyers

Cash lift for first-time buyers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
War veterans will be among those to benefit from extra cash for schemes aimed at helping first-time buyers, the Scottish government says.
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'Most' energy firms to see growth

'Most' energy firms to see growth | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Almost 80% of energy businesses in the north of Scotland will enjoy growth this year, new report says.
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Best is yet to come from North Sea oil says Alex Salmond - Management - Scotsman.com

Best is yet to come from North Sea oil says Alex Salmond - Management - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
First Minister Alex Salmond asserted yesterday that “the best is yet to come” on the value of the North Sea oil industry to an independent Scotland, claiming it would bolster its credit rating in financial markets.
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Plans lodged for major wind farm

Plans lodged for major wind farm | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Permission has been sought from the Scottish government for up to 277 turbines in the Moray Firth.
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RBS looks to sell green-belt land and build global business hub - Scotland - Scotsman.com

RBS looks to sell green-belt land and build global business hub - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ROYAL Bank of Scotland wants a huge swathe of green belt around its global headquarters in Edinburgh to be released for housing and new office developments, The Scotsman has learned.
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Retention hits NBNK's Lloyds TSB ambitions | Herald Scotland

NATIONAL Australia Bank's decision to retain the Clydesdale has thwarted start-up bank NBNK's ambition of combining it with Lloyds TSB Scotland to create a strong challenger to Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland north of the Border.
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Rise in exports of Scottish oil and gas to 100 countries worldwide | Aberdeen and North | STV News

Rise in exports of Scottish oil and gas to 100 countries worldwide | Aberdeen and North | STV News | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
North America is Scotland's top export destination accounting for a third of £7.6bn sales.
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John Swinney MSP Highlights ‘Inspired’ Las Vegas Contract Win for Perth

John Swinney MSP Highlights ‘Inspired’ Las Vegas Contract Win for Perth | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Perthshire web development company, Inspire, has completed the website for its first international client, StackEmCoaching.com, a US-based poker training website which aims to help poker players improve their skills and make more money.
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Carrier parts leave Portsmouth for Scotland - Local Business - Portsmouth News

Carrier parts leave Portsmouth for Scotland - Local Business - Portsmouth News | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The first Portsmouth-built parts of the navy’s new supercarriers are now on their way to Scotland.
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Glasgow left in the broadband slow lane as superfast bid dumped | Herald Scotland

Glasgow left in the broadband slow lane as superfast bid dumped | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Glasgow's bid to become one of the 10 UK cities to benefit from a £100 million fund to promote urban superfast broadband has been rejected by the Westminster Government in a humiliating pre-local election blow to plans to transform the quality of...
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Laxey walks away from two-year Alliance fight | Herald Scotland

Laxey walks away from two-year Alliance fight | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Activist investor Laxey Partners yesterday walked away from its two-year campaign against the £2 billion Alliance Trust after its resolutions won only 20% support at a packed annual meeting in Dundee.
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How charities can diversify their income streams

How charities can diversify their income streams | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Many charities are rethinking their financial model and exploring more sustainable options, such as earned income or loans, reports Liza Ramrayka...
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Scotland launches loan scheme for community renewable energy projects > National News > News | Click Green

Communities and rural businesses in Scotland can now apply to a £23.5 million Government loan scheme to help them get community renewable energy projects up to the planning stage.
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Flybe scraps debit card charges in pricing overhaul - Transport - Scotsman.com

Flybe scraps debit card charges in pricing overhaul - Transport - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
AIRLINE Flybe has axed debit card charges and will offer some passengers free baggage - seven years after beating Ryanair to become the first airline in the UK to introduce luggage fees.
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DECC approves Solan plan - Upstreamonline.com

DECC approves Solan plan - Upstreamonline.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has approved Premier Oil’s field development plan for the offshore Solan oilfield on the UK continental shelf, West of Shetland.

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Let's network | Perth / Perth College UHI CfE | Thursday 26 April 2012

Let's network | Perth / Perth College UHI CfE | Thursday 26 April 2012 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
This special Let's network event is a combined Business Breakfast and Networking morning and is being run in conjunction with Perth College UHI Centre for Enterprise.
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