Scottish news

Scotland sets higher rate income tax threshold

The Scottish higher rate threshold for income tax is set to rise with inflation, creating a divergence with the rest of the UK.

Draft Scottish Budget highlights

The draft Scottish Budget was presented to the Scottish parliament on 16 December 2015.

Scottish councils get business rate powers

Councils in Scotland will be able to reduce business rates in their area from 31 October 2015.

Scotland tax devolution legislation published

Draft legislation that will see the devolution of tax powers to Scotland has been published by the UK government.

Scottish retail sales fall despite rising footfall

Total Scottish retail sales fell 1.8% in July 2014 compared to July 2013 despite a 4.4% rise in footfall, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Scottish manufacturing exports rise

Scottish manufactured export sales grew 3% during Q1 2014, according to official figures.

Scottish GDP above pre-recession level

Scottish gross domestic product grew 1% in the first quarter of 2014, according to figures released by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

Research investment for Scottish SMEs

A new scheme designed to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in research and development has been launched by Scottish Enterprise.

Scottish government urged to support business

The Scottish government should do more to keep the cost of doing business down, the Scottish Retail Consortium has said.

Fall in Scottish retail sales

Consumer spending in Scotland fell slightly in May 2014 as total sales figures dropped 0.2% compared to April 2014, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

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