News archive from 13 July 2014

Regulator to shake up banking market with inquiry

Regulator to shake up banking market with inquiry

PLANS for a full-blown inquiry into the banking sector could be unveiled as early as this week as the competition regulator seeks to shake up the market for current accounts and small business lending. The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
FirstGroup’s Tim O’Toole faces rough ride on pay

FirstGroup’s Tim O’Toole faces rough ride on pay

FirstGroup's chief executive will feel the wrath of shareholders this week over a deal that will nearly double his remuneration package, writes Kristy Dorsey IT’S the issue that just will not go away. After the latest shareholder revolt over the pay...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Law firms poaching staff to meet skills shortage

Law firms poaching staff to meet skills shortage

TOP performing lawyers are finding themselves in greater demand as firms battle to poach key teams and partners from each other amid a skills shortage. With the sector enjoying a strong rebound in business following the long downturn, lawyers are...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Bosses must raise game to justify pay

Comment: Bosses must raise game to justify pay

ANOTHER pay revolt, this time at fashion house Burberry, where young chief executive Christopher Bailey had his wings clipped in spectacular style on Friday. Next in line to face the inquisition will be Tim O’Toole, chief executive of transport...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: In the dark over game-changing TTIP deal

Comment: In the dark over game-changing TTIP deal

TOMORROW marks the start of the sixth round of talks aimed at forging the biggest free trade deal in history, an agreement which remains largely shrouded in mystery despite the billions in supposed economic benefits. The Transatlantic Trade and...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Vultures circle for pension freedom day

Comment: Vultures circle for pension freedom day

THE clock is ticking down to what will be a godsend for some people and an unmitigated disaster for others. Just nine months before “pension freedom day” the evidence is mounting that those seeking to take advantage of savers are better prepared than...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: On course to grow more than 3%

Comment: On course to grow more than 3%

COULD Scotland and the UK now be on course for the fastest rate of economic expansion for seven years, with further strong advances in employment, investment and business expansion? Amid the latest ferocious exchanges of statistical gunfire over the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Scottish independence poll shows stalling Yes vote

Scottish independence poll shows stalling Yes vote

SUPPORT for Scottish independence has fallen over the last month, according to an exclusive poll which suggests the Yes campaign is stalling. An ICM survey, conducted for Scotland on Sunday, shows backing for Yes stands at 34 per cent, a fall of 2...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Sir Nicholas Fairbairn in child abuse scandal link

Sir Nicholas Fairbairn in child abuse scandal link

SIR Nicholas Fairbairn, the controversial former Solicitor General for Scotland, has been linked to the child abuse scandal which is threatening to engulf Westminster. Evidence has emerged which suggests Fairbairn, who died in 1995 aged 61, may have...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Breaking the silence over child abuse

Breaking the silence over child abuse

Ensuring victims of child abuse have a voice is just as important as uncovering any evidence of a mass cover-up over historic cases, writes Dani Garavelli WHEN IAN McFadyen saw the former head­teacher of Caldicott Prep School in Slough jailed for...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
John Curtice: Votes don’t add up to independence

John Curtice: Votes don’t add up to independence

THE Yes side may remain behind in the polls, but nationalists still believe they can win the day on 18 September. They argue that as people become better informed they are gradually edging in the direction of a Yes vote. Already, they state, 70 per...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Grape expectations: Fife vineyard to produce wine

Grape expectations: Fife vineyard to produce wine

AS SOME of France's most revered wine regions suffer an unseasonal battering from high winds and hailstones, a pioneering vineyard in Scotland has burst into bloom for the first time. An unremarkable slope overlooking the Firth of Forth may seem a...

 
The overweight deserve help, not sneers or malice

The overweight deserve help, not sneers or malice

Overweight people should be given treatment on the NHS. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Some people are said to be emotional overeaters, in that they "eat their emotions" in the form of food, to comfort themselves in times of stress, and...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
Fast-food fashion: Moschino accused of 'glorifying' McDonald's logo

Fast-food fashion: Moschino accused of 'glorifying' McDonald's logo

Model Lindsey Wixson holds the Moschino iPhone case on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. Photograph: Rex Features It's unusual to see a magazine editor pulling a box of McDonald's French fries from her Chanel handbag at haute couture fashion week....

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
Why aerospace and defence are Britain's engines of growth

Why aerospace and defence are Britain's engines of growth

The Airbus site at Filton, Bristol. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Observer An airport in Hampshire will this week play host to politicians, airline executives and military officials from across the world as the global aerospace and defence...

Guardian, 00:13 in Business
 


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