The number of pub and bar companies going insolvent has fallen by 7% over the past year amid increased popularity of craft beers and food, a survey has shown.
British manufacturers cut jobs last month at the fastest rate since 2012 as pressures from Brexit and a global trade slowdown caused the sector’s longest decline since the financial crisis.
The UK Government has appointed a new energy minister – for the sixth in as many years. Baroness Neville-Rolfe has left the department to be replaced by Lord Prior. Read the full story on our sister website Energy Voice
The most sugary soft drinks are to be taxed at 24p per litre as part of plans to reduce childhood obesity, the Chancellor has confirmed.
The Scottish forestry industry produced a record 7.5 million tonnes of wood in 2014, accounting for 57% of all UK soft wood, figures revealed today will show.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has posted its first annual profits in a decade – as it is about to slash its branch network.
Aberdeen-based FirstGroup has revealed it is keen to make a bid for the ScotRail franchise as pressure mounts on Dutch operator Abellio.
Britain should brace itself for for a growth slowdown in the coming years as falling consumer spending and business investment applies the brakes to the UK economy, according to an influential think tank.
Aggregates giant Breedon Group is continuing to grow with the acquisition of Sherburn Minerals Group for up to £15.7million.
Philip Hammond has said the Brexit vote underlined the “urgent” need to tackle the UK economy’s long-term weaknesses as the Budget watchdog slashed growth forecasts for next year.
The proportion of women high earners has not changed for six years despite moves to increase diversity in senior positions, a study has found.
Entrepreneurs starting a new business will be “penalised” under changes to National Insurance contributions announced by the Chancellor, it has been warned.
The service sector saw a decline in optimism in the three months to November, although the fall was less sharp than in the previous quarter, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Service Sector Survey.
The amount of money raised from new stock market listings in London this year is thought to have dropped 60%, according to new data.
Risk capital funding for companies in Scotland rose by 70% to £430million last year according to new figures from the Scottish Government's investment arm.
Up to one in three workers are now in “precarious” employment such as jobs in the so-called gig economy or on zero-hours contracts, a new study shows.
An emergency £435 million package has been unveiled by Philip Hammond to help pubs and other firms facing major hikes in their business rates.
Two well-known store chains have announced multi-million pound acquisitions of retail rivals.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dampened expectations of an interest rate hike coming before the end of this year as he raised the prospect of inflation falling below zero again.
The Chancellor’s move to a single-Budget calendar from 2018 has given business hope that this, what you might call the first and last “Spring statement”, would contain few negative surprises so close to the new financial year.
The average employee believes their savings would last them just one month if their income stopped, a survey has found.
Business activity in Scotland's private sector weakened slightly last month, according to a new report.
Unemployment has fallen by 25,000 in three months, bringing the jobless total in Scotland to the lowest level since 2008 and below the UK rate
A 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits would give Chancellor George Osborne a £1.5billion boost to the public finances in 2015, new industry analysis by EY has today revealed.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been accused by the City watchdog of "systematic" failings at its Global Restructuring Group (GRG) which led to mistreatment of thousands of small business customers.
Calls to raise interest rates grew louder yesterday after Bank of England (BoE) policy makers edged closer to a rise this month.
Forest adventure company Go Ape said it reached "new heights" in Scotland after more than 50,000 visitors swung through its trees during the 2015 season.
Drinks giant Diageo is being threatened with strikes in the run up to Christmas after workers voted for industrial action over cuts to their pensions.
The business running the Trump International Golf Links hailed a "dramatic improvement" in the club's fortunes as it narrowed losses last year.
An online venture backed by Scottish bra designer Michelle Mone and former F1 champion Nigel Mansell is banking on British social media users to drive growth.
A new move to make BT legally separate its Openreach network arm will fall short of delivering the benefits customers need, a Highland MP has warned.
Northlink Ferries operator Serco disappointed investors yesterday after it revealed it was not out of difficulties yet.