Bright future ahead for North Sea oil and gas

Much of the focus in the energy sector recently may have been on renewables; but the Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK has...

Autumn statement: plenty of credit easing, not much crowd pleasing

There has been a very mixed response to today's autumn statement by the chancellor of the exchequer. As expected, George Osborne confirmed that growth would...

DO WE NEED OSBORNE OR BARROSO’S PERMISSION?

Scotland doesn't need permission to use the Pound There’s been a lot of hot air and printer’s ink spilled over the past few days over...

INFLATION AT NEW LOW

Food prices have been falling The UK's inflation rate fell to the psychologically important level of 2% in December, down 0.1% from the month before....

SCOTS UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS

Growth in employment at its highest for seven years The latest figures of the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in Scotland has fallen...

Independence – a bare knuckle fight?

Scotland would 'walk away' from the pound after a 'Yes' vote So – the gloves are off. The Westminster politicians have changed their tactics –...

CURRENCY UNION NEEDS FOUNDATIONS FOR ‘A DURABLE UNION’

Technical discussions about a currency union When making their minds up about how to vote in this year's Independence Referendum, the question of what currency...

SCOTS EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT BOTH RISE

Employment has risen for ten consecutive months This morning saw yet more positive news about the Scottish economy, with a number of Scots in work...

SCOTTISH ECONOMY STALLS

The Atrium in Jenners Reports out this week show that growth in Scotland's private sector had slowed by the end March. The bad weather, which...