News archive from 21 July 2014

Staff shortages push up salaries

Staff shortages push up salaries

RISING demand for staff, combined with a record drop in the number of people searching for permanent employment, saw wages in Scotland grow last month at the fastest pace for more than 11 years. The Bank of Scotland’s latest labour market barometer,...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Comment: Not much ‘Scottishness’ in a Scotsie 100

Comment: Not much ‘Scottishness’ in a Scotsie 100

Should we bring back a Scottish Stock Exchange? Much interest has been aroused by the publication by the London Business School (LBS) and Walbrook Economics last week of the Scotsie 100 Index of Scotland's top 100 quoted firms. The research was driven...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Monday interview: Craig Clark, Clyde Space

Monday interview: Craig Clark, Clyde Space

LIKE most teenage boys Craig Clark dreamed of music stardom and over the years he has played the drums in a number of bands. But now turned 40, he's centre stage in what some regard as the new rock and roll: the Scottish space race. Heading the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Sutherland gets £1m payoff after quitting Co-op

Sutherland gets £1m payoff after quitting Co-op

Former Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland, who resigned from the embattled mutual in March after ten months in the role, is to receive a £1 million payoff - equivalent to a year's basic salary. The Scots-born former chief operating...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

THE vodka cocktails were flowing at the Grey Goose party in The Devil's Advocate, Edinburgh, last week - attended by a line-up of actors, singers and creatives including the Scottish pair Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey) and Louise...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Reality check looming for UK’s economic performance

Reality check looming for UK’s economic performance

A FIRST estimate of Britain's second-quarter economic performance could provide a reality check this week after a year of positive surprises. Until very recently it appeared as though the pace of activity would step up a gear in the three months to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Eyes on voting intentions of former union presidents

Eyes on voting intentions of former union presidents

WITH less than two months to go before the independence vote, both sides are ratcheting up their efforts. Over the coming weeks, a new crop will appear on Scottish farms, especially those with fields adjacent to main thoroughfares. The crop will only...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
£800k bill to adapt hospitals for obese Scots

£800k bill to adapt hospitals for obese Scots

HOSPITALS in Scotland have been forced to widen doors and adapt mortuaries in an effort to cope with the obesity crisis. Some have bought chilled body bags so they can keep the bodies of overweight people on specially designed beds able to cope with...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
Cameron urges Putin to ensure release of bodies

Cameron urges Putin to ensure release of bodies

DAVID Cameron has told Russian president Vladimir Putin to intervene so that the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster can be repatriated and relatives can hold funerals for their loved ones. The bodies of nearly 200 passengers recovered...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Keys under the door mat leave homes vulnerable

Keys under the door mat leave homes vulnerable

ONE in five homes is left vulnerable to a break-in because keys are left under the door mat or hidden nearby, according to a survey. Researchers found as many as one in five homeowners regularly leaves a spare key near the front door for their...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
UK to post strongest growth in G7, says Item Club

UK to post strongest growth in G7, says Item Club

The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 economy, while low wage rises will ensure interest rates do not rise until next year, an influential report has forecast. UK GDP will hit 3.1% this year, spurred by strong capital investment by...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Win an overnight stay at a Travelodge

Win an overnight stay at a Travelodge

To celebrate the launch of Travelodge's new campaign "Get Up & Go', the value hotel chain has teamed up with the Hull Daily Mail to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to do just that, by winning an overnight stay, so that they can get up...

 
Teachers to be trained to help girls at risk of female genital mutilation

Teachers to be trained to help girls at risk of female genital mutilation

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will set out a string of measures to try to stop female genital mutilation. Photograph: Derek Peters/Demotix/Corbis Teachers, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to identify and help girls who might...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Shoppers could save £440 a year swapping wheatgrass for broccoli

Shoppers could save £440 a year swapping wheatgrass for broccoli

The Which? report found that buying kiwi fruit instead of blueberries cost half as much and had a similar amount of vitamins. Photograph: Bon Appetit/Alamy Shoppers could save hundreds of pounds a year by swapping expensive and fashionable...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Cross-border organ transplant network ‘at risk’

Cross-border organ transplant network ‘at risk’

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: More than 1,200 Scots a year facing life-threatening illnesses are securing transplants or blood transfusions from donors elsewhere in the UK, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. Almost 45,000 Scots now get help every...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 


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