The confidence of UK small businesses is at a three-year low and two-thirds of Scottish firms are concerned about domestic economy, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
A Fife-based paper bag supplier which counts McDonald’s, Pret, Burger King and Starbucks among its client base has expressed confidence for the future after a challenging period.
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A tax cut on Scotch whisky has boosted sales in the UK following years of decline, new figures reveal.
Demand for digital skills outstripped supply in Scotland last year and the appetite for new tech talent looks set to increase again this year.
The chief executive of public transport giant Stagecoach has hit out at new bus franchising proposals, saying they are a “one-way ticket” to poorer service, higher fares and local tax rises.
Scotland’s growth is set to slow further with low oil prices, according to an influential thinktank, and would be seriously threatened by Britain leaving the European Union .
The Scottish Retail Consortium has warned that an increase in business rates is squeezing already hard-pressed retailers and could lead to a further drop in employment in the sector.
A series of meetings to push for a Tay Cities Deal are to be held over the next few days.
Soft drinks producer Highland Spring has achieved annual sales revenues of more than £100 million for the first time.