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First Time Buyers to be Affected by Additional Charge

MSPs have been warned by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) that an additional charge in regards to buy-to-let properties and second homes could deter investment in Scotland and affect first time buyers.

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Billy Smith

British Businesses Suffer Due to Unpaid Invoices

New research has revealed that British SMEs are owed more than £500 billion in outstanding invoices, an increase of more than 70% in two years.

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Billy Smith

Litigation Solicitor Vacancy in Glasgow - what could you bring to our team?

Complete Clarity Solicitors is looking for an experienced Litigation Solicitor to join its Glasgow office. 

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Karianne Falconer

ESPC Publishes Review of 2015

ESPC has recently published its review of 2015, which looks back at the property market in east central Scotland over the last year.

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Just Under £300,000 Paid Out to Teachers Injured in Workplace

More than 290,000 was paid to teachers and lecturers who were injured on school property following accidents in the workplace last year.

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Emma King

Court Reform Continues with Opening of Civil Sheriff Appeal Court

The recent opening of Scotland’s Civil Sheriff Appeal Court has marked the next step in the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a century.

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Karianne Falconer

Edinburgh is Home to Scotland’s Most Expensive Streets

The majority of expensive streets in Scotland are to be found in Edinburgh, according to research from Bank of Scotland.

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Cycling Group Calls for 20mph Zones to Reduce Number of Accidents

A cycling charity in Glasgow has called for a detailed analysis of where road traffic accidents in the city take place to have the correct speed limit restrictions in place.

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Billy Smith

Firm Fined after Worker Injured in Glasgow

A demolition company has been charged with health and safety breaches after a worker sustained serious injuries in Glasgow.

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Karianne Falconer

House Prices Continue to Climb

The UK has seen house prices rise for the third consecutive month, according to the latest Residential Market Survey from RICS.

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Glasgow Company Fined Following Worker’s Hand Injury

A Glasgow print and packaging company have been fined £40,000 after a worker's hand was severely injured following an incident with a machine he was using.

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Emma King

Anti-Social Behaviour Will Still be Grounds for Eviction

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has reassured landlords that anti-social behaviour by tenants will be grounds for eviction under the new Private Tenancies Bill.

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Billy Smith

Compensation Awarded For Birth Injury

A woman has been awarded compensation amounting to £725,000 after mistakes by medical staff during her son’s birth meant that he was born with a permanent disability, reports the BBC.

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ONS Stats Show Scotland Outperforming UK on Employment

New data from the National Office for Statistics Official (ONS) shows that between June and August 2015, Scotland has outperformed the UK in terms of employment, youth employment and youth employment with rates sitting at 73.7%, 61.5% and 71.5% respectively.

Not so encouragingly, Scotland’s unemployment rate has increased.

 

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Karianne Falconer

East Central Scotland Remains a Sellers’ Market

The latest House Price Report from ESPC has revealed an annual increase of 11.1% in the number of houses sold in East Central Scotland  in the three months from July and September this year.

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Emma King

Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published its Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, which it says will ensure tenants have more security, stability and predictability when privately renting a home in Scotland.

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Billy Smith

Consumer Rights Act Gives New Rights to Consumers

Consumers who buy digital products, such as music downloads or ebooks, now have new legal rights when these products are faulty.

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Karianne Falconer

Flats Experience the Biggest Price Rise

The average price of flats has risen by 60% over the past ten years, compared to an average rise of 38% for all other residential property types, new research has revealed.

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Scotland Complains About Less than 1% of Scottish Health Service Activity

Last year (2014/15), the Scottish Health Service had a 0.05% complaint rate, according to Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland – published at the end of September 2015.

Specifically, taking all hospital visits (including A&E visits) together with all GP, outpatient, dental and ophthalmic appointments into consideration, a total of 22,417 complaints were made by patients across Scotland.

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Emma King

Civil Court Reforms Come into Force

Tuesday 22nd September marked the start of the new legal year and also saw the official launch of the new All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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