News archive from 2 June 2014, page 1

Ukip promises tax cuts across the board

Ukip promises tax cuts across the board

Nigel Farage promised tax cuts yesterday as he sought to broaden Ukip's appeal beyond Euroscepticism. Mr Farage confirmed that the party’s previous commitment to abolish national insurance and have a flat 31 per cent tax rate was being “rethought” –...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Jean-Claude Juncker could force Britain out of EU

Jean-Claude Juncker could force Britain out of EU

David Cameron has reportedly warned that Britain could leave the EU if Luxembourg ex-prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next president of the European Commission. German news magazine Der Spiegel claims the Prime Minister issued the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
IoD warns companies need to future-proof operations

IoD warns companies need to future-proof operations

Business leaders are not doing enough to protect their companies from the risks posed by major global events, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned. In a report published today, the IoD said the increasingly inter-connected world means that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Markets will hope recovery is not blown off course

Markets will hope recovery is not blown off course

Markets will be focused on the major economies after news that the US suffered a contraction in the first quarter of the year. Investors are hoping that a raft of American data will confirm that the figure was just a one-off driven by the weather....

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Hopes high that day of dealmaker not lost

Comment: Hopes high that day of dealmaker not lost

Paths to funding have changed since 2008, but where is it to be found, writes Lyn Calder Is it possible that on the back of what appears to be a genuine economic recovery that the business community is about to renew its love of bankers? Perhaps,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: When bullish is good but bearish is sensible

Comment: When bullish is good but bearish is sensible

It TAKES two views to make a market - and how. Looking at those cheerful business surveys and upgrades to forecasts of economic growth this year, this should surely be good for earnings and for share prices over the next 12 to 18 months. But an era of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

AS SCOTLAND prepares to stage the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup this summer, technology firm EMC invited Sir Chris Hoy and star caddie Billy Foster to attend an evening of sporting celebration at Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel. Hosted by EMC’s country...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Clive Bannister, Phoenix Group

Monday Interview: Clive Bannister, Phoenix Group

CLIVE Bannister pours cold water on fears in some quarters that tomorrow's pensioners will "blow it all on Lamborghinis". It was a reaction from one commentator to Chancellor George Osborne's radical shake-up of the annuities market in the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Bumper basking sharks season off Scotland’s coast

Bumper basking sharks season off Scotland’s coast

A MARINE life expert has predicted a good summer for basking shark spotters after five were seen in this season's first trip off Scotland's coast. With their metre-wide jaws, the sharks, which grow to the size of a double decker bus, are the...

 
Experts call for more tree planting in Scotland

Experts call for more tree planting in Scotland

SCOTLAND must take responsibility for its own future timber needs and protect the world's fragile forests by planting more trees now, industry experts have said. Economic analyst Clive Suckling said major growing markets, especially in China and...

 
Leaders: Dementia care | Motor rally tragedy

Leaders: Dementia care | Motor rally tragedy

Dementia is one of the biggest and fastest-growing challenges facing our health services. While treatment in the large majority of cases is caring and considerate, the report by the Mental Welfare Commission has raised several worrying concerns. Chief...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
Medical wishes need to be monitored

Medical wishes need to be monitored

Scotland is lagging behind England in legislation over following the wishes of an incapacitated patient, says Lorna Goodfellow ‘Nothing, they say, is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying”, said author Thomas Paine...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Health
 
Making South Yorkshire communities safer

Making South Yorkshire communities safer

A film set for making South Yorkshire safer and improving the quality of life for residents has been launched. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is made up of Barnsley,Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils, the Highways Agency, SYPTE,...

 

Why did Jim Clark Rally continue, police ask

POLICE are to investigate why a motor rally was not called off when fans were injured - hours before a second crash killed three spectators. An eyewitness to what is believed to be the worst incident in Scottish rallying history said he thought...

 
How the boss of a popular phone app got the idea

How the boss of a popular phone app got the idea

Inspiration for a successful business idea can come from anywhere, but for Jermaine Hagan, it was very much the result of personal need. Back in his final year at university, the Londoner found that he had little time for revising, or even going to...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 


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