News archive from 10 June 2013

GCHQ: Coalition split over ‘worrying’ data claims

GCHQ: Coalition split over ‘worrying’ data claims

LIBERAL Democrat MPs last night described reports that UK security services accessed people's personal internet accounts via US intelligence agencies as "worrying and suspicious". The remarks came as William Hague said “law-abiding” citizens...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Balls accused of pension 'cut' plan

Ed Balls is facing claims that he would cut the state pension after suggesting the costs should be included in a cap on welfare spending. The shadow chancellor triggered a backlash by highlighting that the "large bulk" of the £200 billion...

 
Tea Party supporters not targeted by Washington, IRS employee says

Tea Party supporters not targeted by Washington, IRS employee says

Tea Party supporters have not been targeted by the White House, said Elijah Cummings, a leading Democrat. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP A politically conservative office manager at the Internal Revenue Service has told investigators that he targeted Tea...

 
Osborne speech tipped to start Lloyds stake sale

Osborne speech tipped to start Lloyds stake sale

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm plans for the £17 billion sell-off of the state's stake in Lloyds Banking Group at his Mansion House speech at the end of the month. The sale of the UK government’s 39 per cent holding in Lloyds is...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Hobbs international expansion plan after sales rise

Hobbs international expansion plan after sales rise

WOMEN'S fashion retailer Hobbs has unveiled plans to expand into Australia, Germany and the United States after posting an 11 per cent rise in sales. The chain, which already operates in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates, will launch dedicated...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Interview: Samantha Barber, Iberdrola

Interview: Samantha Barber, Iberdrola

THERE are supposed to be more women on the boards of big companies in the UK by now but, two years after a UK government-appointed panel set a target for wider representation, progress has stalled. In April, a report card on Lord Davies’ review, which...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Strip EU directives of ‘gold-plating’, says IoD report

THE Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on ministers to strip European Union (EU) regulations that have been integrated into UK laws of their "gold-plating" to ease the burden on firms. A report published today by the lobbying group...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Severn Trent’s suitor considers walking away

A CONSORTIUM bidding to buy water giant Severn Trent is considering pulling out after its third offer was rejected. The £5.3 billion bid, valuing Severn at 2,200p a share, was dismissed by the firm’s board within hours of being tabled on Friday and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Forbo sales hit by slowdown in export markets

FLOOR coverings maker Forbo, the last linoleum manufacturer in the UK, saw sales and profits hit by a slowdown in export markets last year. The Swiss-owned company fell into the red, posting a £1.4 million pre-tax loss, compared with a £6.1m profit in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Collbio seals £250k funding to relaunch business

Collbio seals £250k funding to relaunch business

LIFE sciences firm Collbio, which rose from the ashes of collapsed parent Angel Biotechnology, has secured more than £250,000 from private investors to relaunch its business. The Glasgow-based company was created in March after Aim-quoted Angel fell...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Drinks sector chief to urge Holyrood policy change

Drinks sector chief to urge Holyrood policy change

ONE of the European drinks industry's most senior voices will this week turn up the heat on the Scottish Government over its "quick-fix" plans to tackle binge drinking. Paul Skehan, director general of SpiritsEurope, a Brussels-based...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

U.N. mediator sees breakthrough in Guinea election talks

More than 50 people have been killed in three months of rallies by activists who accuse Conde of preparing to rig the poll, scheduled for June 30, in the world's largest bauxite exporter. Said Djinnit, a U.N. envoy mediating the talks between...

 

People: Jocky Scott | Stuart MacLennan

AFTER a 50-year career both on the pitch and in the dugout, Aberdeen and Dundee football legend Jocky Scott is trying his hand at a new career. The 65-year-old former Scotland international, who had been coaching Aberdeen part-time during the 2012-13...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Balls accused of pension 'cut' plan

Ed Balls is facing claims that he would cut the state pension after suggesting the costs should be included in a cap on welfare spending. The shadow chancellor triggered a backlash by highlighting that the "large bulk" of the £200 billion...

 

Balls accused of pension 'cut' plan

Ed Balls is facing claims that he would cut the state pension after suggesting the costs should be included in a cap on welfare spending. The shadow chancellor triggered a backlash by highlighting that the "large bulk" of the £200 billion...

 


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