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Karianne Falconer

Link between Property Value Increases and Employment Gains

Council areas with the largest rises in employment have also seen the average value of properties rise by over £100,000 over the past 10 years, according to new research by Halifax.

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Emma King

The Importance of Writing a Will

A recent survey by the Law Society of Scotland found that as many as 57% of adults in Scotland do not have a legally valid will.

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UK Employers Attitudes to Pregnant Women Needs to Change, says Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) last week released a report, which suggested that attitudes held by employers must urgently be changed, with expectant mothers still being dismissed, bullied and sidelined.

The TUC report - called ‘The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers’ - said that what the law states on paper and what happens in reality are two different stories. TUC found that many pregnant women feel shunned as soon as they give their workplace the news that they are expecting.

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Billy Smith

Edinburgh Firm Fined for Worker’s Injury

A firm based at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh has appeared in court where it was fined for safety failings that led to a worker losing his sight in one eye.

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starting a Business - Remember your T's & C's!

Starting your online business can be a daunting task, especially with a very long to-do list before you are actually up and running.

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Emma King

New Proposals to Tackle Late Payment

The UK Government has launched a consultation over new proposals that will require large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance.

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Should Employers Do More to Support Employees During Divorce/Separation?

Consensus Collaboration Scotland - an organisation comprised of Scottish lawyers, family consultants and financial specialists - have conducted research into how family breakups in employee’s personal lives are affecting Scottish businesses.  

Last year, the Centre for Social Justice estimated that the annual cost to the government of a family breakdown was £46 billion, but the new study shows the damage to individuals and businesses that separation and divorce can cause.

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Karianne Falconer

ESPC Reports on Edinburgh Property Market

The latest House Price Report from the ESPC has revealed a continued improvement in activity in the Edinburgh property market during the three months to October.

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Karianne Falconer

Post Referendum Housing Market Boost

The Scottish housing market saw a sharp rise in demand from new buyers during the month of October, according to the latest UK Residential Market Survey from RICS.

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Billy Smith

Calls for More Action on Late Payment

Further action on late payment should be one of the top priorities in the Autumn Statement, according to national business group the Forum of Private Business.

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Karianne Falconer

Scotland’s Most Expensive Postcodes

Recently released statistics from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) have revealed that Edinburgh and Aberdeen are home to Scotland’s most expensive postcodes.

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Emma King

Government Decides Against Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry

The UK Government has rejected calls by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for an independent public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety, reports the Herald.

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Review to Strengthen the Employment Status of UK Workers

Vince Cable, Business Secretary, has recently announced a new, wide-ranging employment review to help analyse the status of those on 'worker' employment contracts, who often hold fewer basic rights when compared to those on 'employee' contracts.

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Karianne Falconer

Widening Gap for Property Second Steppers

There is an ever widening gap for those making the move to the second step on the housing ladder as a result of growing house prices, a report by Lloyds Bank has found.

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Billy Smith

Courts Reform Bill Passes Stage 3

New legislation to bring about the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a generation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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Emma King

Government Consults Over New Tenancy Proposals

The Scottish Government has launched a new consultation over plans to give tenants more security of tenure.

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Billy Smith

New Rights for Consumers

New rights came into force on 1st October 2014 that give consumers greater powers to challenge rogue traders and get their money back.

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Karianne Falconer

Flat Prices Rise Sharply

The average price of a flat has risen sharply over the past decade, outperforming other types of properties, according to a recent report from Halifax.

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Emma King

Arguing Neighbours Top Nuisance List

As many as a quarter (27%) of people have had a problem with nuisance neighbours in the past year, according to new research from consumer rights organisation Which?.

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Rent in Scotland Rising Above the Rest of UK

Between June and July this year, property rental prices rose by 10 per cent in Scotland, marking a considerable jump when compared to the 4.4 per cent rise in the UK in the same period last year.

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