In recent weeks the Press and Journal has highlighted the challenges faced by some businesses as a result of a revaluation of business rates.
The Scottish Government's 11th hour business rates retreat was met with relief in some quarters, but not from the owner of Aberdeen's only five-star hotel.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has revealed a raft of changes to the Scottish Government's plan on business rates.
A leading hotelier claims Finance Secretary Derek Mackay's stance on business rates in the north-east is "incomprehensible".
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, has written to the finance secretary with a "constructive recommendation" to abolish Police Scotland's hefty VAT bill.
A war of words has erupted between Moray councillors following claims that local firms are being "hammered" by Scottish Government business rate increases.
The Scottish Government has been accused of "completely shortchanging" the north-east.
The leader of Moray Council has warned that without drastic changes the authority is on course to go bust in about 18 months.
Derek Mackay has been accused of ducking questions on the north-east business rates bombshell after he was grilled by MSPs at Holyrood.
Vital Moray services which were once deemed "untouchable" could face the axe this year - despite the authority receiving millions more in government funding.
Aberdeen's leaders have called on Derek Mackay to "get serious" about tackling the business rates crisis.
Last week I had a constructive and positive meeting in Aberdeen with the local Chamber of Commerce and individual businesses.
The leader of a break-away group of Scottish Labour councils has called for finance chief Derek Mackay to quit if MSPs reject his budget in a crunch Holyrood vote today.
Last night the embattled finance secretary reiterated that he would not be backing transitional relief across the country.
Aberdeen City Council chiefs have said they are "working towards a solution" with the Scottish Government to try to avert a potentially crippling rise in business rates.
The Scottish Government will give more than £2million to Aberdeenshire Council to help deal with damage caused by last year's flooding.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will hold crunch talks with Aberdeen business leaders today over soaring business rates.
Dozens of rival nightspots have united to defend jobs and livelihoods from crippling business rates rises.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has called for “meaningful action" from the SNP government to help north-east firms hit by massive increases in business rates.
Senior north-east councillors have claimed the Scottish Government's budget process is keeping them "left in the dark".
A row broke out between senior north-east councillors yesterday amid claims opposition members were not consulted on an official response to the Scottish Government's budget proposals.
The Scottish Government has been warned the fragile hospitality sector will be plunged into crisis if it does nothing to halt huge business rate rises.
A north-east businessman facing a near-quadrupling of his rates has warned that controversial across-the-board rises will be the "final nail in the coffin" for many firms.
Opposition parties have pledged to challenge the SNP over its controversial changes to business rates, which could hammer north-east businesses.
The embattled Highlands and Islands Enterprise has had its budget slashed by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Parliament was built on principles of openness and transparency.
The Scottish Government has pledged to work with Moray Council to prepare a city deal for the region.
The Scottish Government's finance secretary has branded the Autumn Statement "deeply disappointing".
The SNP have demanded the chancellor abandons his party's "damaging austerity agenda" ahead of his first Autumn Statement.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has seized on a leaked cabinet committee paper that claims Treasury coffers would take an annual hit of up to £66billion if the UK goes for a so-called hard Brexit.
The Scottish Government has told Moray Council to take lessons from local authorities in other parts of the country to plug the gaps in its finances.
Crunch talks between the leader of Moray Council and the Scottish Government about the authority's perilous financial position have been postponed at the eleventh hour.