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New exhibition

Shocking, relevant…and Now on show

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A new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is shocking and thought-provoking. Pauline Taylor casts an eye over NOW… Click on the link to read the review:

Promotion for accountant

Alexander steps up to FD at Buccleuch

Jon Alexander

Buccleuch has promoted group tax and treasury manager Jon Alexander to finance director. Mr Alexander, 42, has been with the company since 2004 and he now takes charge of the finance teams working across Buccleuch’s head office and its estates. His new role will see him work closely with the Buccleuch board and other senior management. An alumnus of the University of St Andrews, Jon started his career within the corporate tax department of Arthur Andersen before establishing an in house tax department with international ship management company, V-Ships. He qualified as aRead More

BT shares fall

Money back plan for poor broadband service

BT shares fell after the telecoms regulator issued further proposals to tackle poor service by broadband suppliers..

Several parties express interest

Co-op Bank assessing several takeover offers


Co-operative Bank said it has received a number of expressions of interest ..

Move made ahead of market change

AWB and NWG unite in water services JV

Tony Donnelly

Anglian Water Business (AWB) and NWG Business (NWGB) have teamed up to create Wave, a retailer of water and wastewater services ..

Benefits of Stocktrade deal

Return to profit for Alliance Trust Savings

Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) returned to profitability, delivering an uplift on continuing business ..

IoD dinner

IoD’s Martin: ‘we are getting used to uncertainty’

Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin, the newly-installed director general of the Institute of Directors, last night told a gathering of leaders in Glasgow..

Refurbishment completed

Tenant in line for new Waterloo St offices

58 Waterloo St

A first tenant is being lined up to take a floor of a newly-refurbished block in the centre of Glasgow…

Changing customer habits blamed

RBS to close more branches and axe jobs

RBS £10 Note

Royal Bank of Scotland is to close more branches, with the loss of more jobs..

Comment on the Pension review

Cridland’s plan – make everyone worse off

Lindsey Rogerson

The task set for John Cridland meant he was never going to make everyone happy. But leaving everyone – workers and pensioners – worse off, that really is something. He was asked to look at further raises to the UK state pension age, to ensure that they were fair and also to consider if some people should be allowed early access as well. On this latter point he seems to have concluded that it would be just to hard to work out who was sick or in dire straights enoughRead More