Ireland’s struggle for recovery as state visit ends 100 years of solitude

By John Knox Just as the Queen began the first royal tour of southern Ireland for 100 years, I left. Not out of protest, it...

‘No Delay To 2015 Revaluation’: Petition launched over business stealth tax

Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Public Information Feature Businesses have launched a fightback over plans by the Scottish Government to postpone the rating revaluation by two...

Budget 2013 — first reactions

The Chancellor, George Osborne, unveiled tax breaks for beer drinkers, drivers and first time buyers in today’s Budget; but he admitted the economy is...

Financial fairy tales

Ever heard the one about the good banker? The idea is not a fairy tale – because Daniel Britton, this particular banker, is the...

8 OUT OF 10 FIRMS SAY UK MUST STAY IN EU

A CBI/YouGov survey has revealed that, if a referendum on the future membership of the European Union was held tomorrow, a substantial majority of...

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...

Opinion: Is this a charitable Budget?

By Ruchir Shah This is a very tax neutral Budget. What it gives with one hand it takes with the other. But it is certainly...

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...

Opinion: Our vital voluntary organisations are not 'fake charities'

Martin Sime is director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and writes a monthly column for The Caledonian Mercury. Last week, the website False...
Jubilee bank holiday. Picture: Rian Saunders

Opinion: Do bank holidays leave the nation overdrawn?

By Colin Borland To mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s accession to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great...