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Small Businesses on a High

Small businesses in Scotland are growing in confidence. A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses suggests that confidence is at a three year high. Three in ten firms surveyed also said that they intended to increase capital investment. Andy Willox,...
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Edinburgh Trams to Start in May 2014

A stop near you could boost the value of your property After a long and, at times, painful journey it has finally been announced that trams will be running in Edinburgh by May 2014. The exact date of the first service will...
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Floating Houses for £95,000

Edinburgh will soon see floating homes along the Water of Leith, according to ambitious plans by a renewable energy company. SRT Ecobuild intends to make a number of one and two bedroom floating properties available in the Commerical Quay area of Edinburgh....

Second Steppers: Improvements but Still Low on Equity

Although we often talk about the difficulties for first-time buyers in a challenging housing market, many families are finding the second rung of the housing ladder equally unsteady. In 2007 the typical second stepper was able to fund close to 48% of...
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Devolving Tax: Revenue Scotland

Parliament has returned this week after the summer recess and the big countdown towards the independence referendum is now upon us. With just over a year to go there are many questions still to be answered. But this week Mr Salmond has...
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Gardyloo...

Only joking: Edinburgh's Streets Lovely and Clean Edinburgh's streets are becoming cleaner as the city sees a drop in dog-fouling and graffiti. Around 95% of streets in Edinburgh were found to have acceptable levels of litter - an increase from 89% in...