Airports open as ash restrictions lifted

By Allan Laing Britain's airports should begin the long journey back to normality this morning following the lifting of flight restrictions by the government. Transport Secretary...

Yet more volcanic ash dashes travels hopes

By Allan Laing It was a sight for sore eyes. At 8.05 this morning the sound – and the faint vapour trail – of a...

Commentary: Business press counts the cost of a hung parliament

So, the first week of mud-slinging that passes for political debate in this country has come to an end. The political journalists relish it...

How VAT changes will hit small businesses

Is the Government trying to force the pace of technological change in business? One of the perhaps surprising facts about small business in...

McFall bows out with call for radical reform of financial system

In what will be his last blast at the UK's financial institutions, John McFall's Treasury Select Committee today publishes a report on the firms...

Mixed reaction to a 'holding' Budget

Read our full Budget coverage Today's Budget was very much a case of the bad news followed by a few sweeteners. The bad news...

What can we expect from the Phoney Budget?

A long time ago (in what now feels like a land far away), I studied economics. I learned that, despite the use of...

Opinion: Economy in Wonderland as the country goes to pot

By John Knox Not since Alice sat down at the Mad Hatter’s tea party has there been such a crazy week. I’ve felt like...

The problem with Scottish business, Part 93

One of the most depressing things about newspapers is the way so much of what passes for ‘news’ is simply rewritten press releases....

High frequency trading – a threat to global economic stability or an opportunity for...

Now under scrutiny from London's Financial Services Agency, the European Commission and Wall Street watchdog the US Securities and Exchange Commission, high frequency trading...