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Monday’s business and political news

Alistair Darling will enter the General Election campaign today…there is a warning to politicians from a leading business group …a new backer for the Entrepreneurial Scotland Summit..some key appointments in law and accountancy…a property deal was announced at the weekend… and we have a review of the new Whisky Galore! movie

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+ Darling debuts: The former Chancellor has issued a reminder for voters as he joins the Election campaign on an important anniversary… 

+ Election warning: A business group is to issue a new set of demands for the new government

+ Revolutionary road: Motorists can expect a new era of travel as the missing motorway link is completed

+ Summit support: Another corporate partner has been announced for this week’s Gleneagles entrepreneurial summit

+ Law hires: Three partner promotions for a Scottish law practice

+ Accountancy hire: a new director for a mid-tier firm

+ Maybe’s yes, or no?: The Prime Minister has ruled out one tax rise but is equivocating on others + latest on EU divorce talks

Property: Lomond Capital has unveiled its first acquisition since raising new funds

+ Economy: The UK economy slowed in the first quarter… here’s the latest data ahead of tomorrow’s market re-opening

Latest appointments: CMS + Grant Thornton + Boyd Legal + Martin Currie + other latest hires and promotions

Comment:

+ Politics and PR: Terry Murden asks if it was wise for Theresa May to stage a rally in a village hall with little access to the outside world

+ Investment: Alan Steel asks if market trends confirm the old recommendation to “Sell in May and don’t come back ’til St Leger Day”

+ Mind your language: Niels Footman says that Boris’s “mugwump” comment shows the importance of setting the right tone to suit your company or brand

Catch up

Tory boost: The latest opinion polls make better reading for the Tories than Labour + a stern message from the EU over Brexit talks

Pensions: A UK government minister has been accused of misleading women over the state pension

Whisky: Industry leaders want a change in the excise system

+ SCDI CEO: The policy group has hired a successor to Ross Martin 

Sport: A record crowd saw Anthony Joshua clinch victory in a classic contest

+ PLUS the Digital Technology Awards… the latest property news… and a round-up of Sport

Daily Business Magazine:

+ Film: Pauline Taylor reviews the remake of Whisky Galore! which hits cinemas this weekend

+ Small firm perks: Big corporations use huge benefits to lure top staff. What can small firms offer in order to help staff feel valued and motivated?

Art and photography: A new exhibition has opened in Edinburgh of works by a US artist and photographer who was a contemporary of Warhol and Lichtenstein and is still working today

+ Luxury listening: The most expensive hi-fi system on the market was on show in Leith and could be yours for £125,000. Terry Murden went along for a listen and to talk to the Edinburgh distributor looking for buyers

Food and drink: The latest reviews of restaurants around Scotland

+ PLUS... street food in Stockbridge…the Film Festival goes retro…

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