News archive from 22 October 2012, page 6

Holyrood urged not to copy Westminster business rates plan

Holyrood urged not to copy Westminster business rates plan

FEARS have been raised that Scottish firms could face a "disastrous" delay in expected rates revaluations after the UK government postponed its business property taxes review until 2017. Peter Muir, director and head of rating for Colliers...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

Man arrested over goalkeeper attack

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game. The incident was one of a number of ugly scenes at Hillsborough during the 1-1 draw with Leeds...

 

Man arrested over goalkeeper attack

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game. The incident was one of a number of ugly scenes at Hillsborough during the 1-1 draw with Leeds...

 

Benefits 'needed to avoid eviction'

Working families increasingly depend on state benefits to avoid eviction from their homes due to a soaring housing market, research has found. A failure to build enough new homes in recent years has pushed rents and house prices up, and led to an 86%...

 

Toddler dies after house blaze

A toddler has become the fourth victim of a house fire which killed his mother and two young cousins. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 15-month-old Charlie Timbrell died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. His...

 
Business interview: Brian Bannatyne MD of Response

Business interview: Brian Bannatyne MD of Response

NERVOUS tension spread among the staff at Response headquarters last Monday as the clock ticked past 9am, writes Terry Murden. The first call came in at 9.15am and was to herald the start of a busy day as the team handling enquiries for a new blue...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

Man charged over hit-and-run death

Police have charged a man with murder and 13 counts of attempted murder after a series of hit-and-run incidents in Cardiff. The 31-year-old, who police have not named, was also charged with four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and...

 

Funding scheme 'now meaningless'

Bank lending to small building firms through a Government lending scheme has dwindled to almost nothing, according to a new report. Accounting firm Wilkins Kennedy said that money from the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme fell by 86% to £3.5...

 
Former RBS director faces lawsuit threat
 

Private equity firms eye nuclear fuel maker Urenco

SOME of the biggest names in private equity are thought to be circling nuclear fuel maker Urenco, in a move that could spark political repercussions. Chancellor George Osborne has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to sell the UK government’s stake...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

BP ‘seals deal to take 20% stake in Roseneft’

OIl giant BP has agreed a deal worth more than $27 billion (£17bn) that will see it take a stake in the world's largest publicly-listed oil producer, it was reported yesterday. It is understood that the oil giant’s board unanimously approved a plan at...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 
Dedicated follower of fashion: Amazon eyes Asos

Dedicated follower of fashion: Amazon eyes Asos

ONLINE fashion retailer Asos has reportedly attracted the interest of US giant Amazon, which is considering a bid. News of the potential takeover interest comes as Asos is expected to unveil a 40 per cent profits rise on Thursday. UK sales jumped 15...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

Facebook boss to lead the Tech City Investment Organisation

THE UK government has lured a senior executive from social networking giant Facebook to lead a taxpayer-backed venture to create London's answer to Silicon Valley. Joanna Shields, Facebook’s managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, is...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

Taxi maker Manganese Bronze turns to Chinese investor for £15m rescue

MANGANESE Bronze, the maker of London's iconic black taxis, is understood to be in talks with Chinese shareholder Geely to throw the British engineer a £15 million financial life line. Geely, which took a 20 per cent stake in Manganese Bronze in 2006...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 

Vince Cable expected to launch crackdown on computer ‘black box’ trading

A CRACKDOWN on so-called "black box" trading is expected to be proposed by the UK government to prevent extreme swings in the share prices of British companies. Business Secretary Vince Cable is expected to call for better management and...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 


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