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ScotRail paying £2000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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The shake-up will see M&S left with about 60 fewer clothing and homewares stores. Picture: John Devlin

Marks & Spencer to close 60 UK clothing stores as profits plunge to £231m

High street giant Marks & Spencer has said it will close around 60 clothing and home stores as it focuses on food, and warned of more than 2100 job losses under plans to axe 53 overseas shops.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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The cost of keeping businesses going

The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

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Arriving at Lanark station - but more than half are not on time

Under half of Lanark trains arrive on time

Fewer than half of trains to Lanark arrive on time, new figures reveal.

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Sponsors and 2016 winners gather to promote the 2017 Lanarkshire Business Excellent Awards at Taylor Wimpey's new Torrance Park Development

Nominations open as Lanarkshire businesses urged to share their success

The race is on to win one of the prestigious category titles of the 2017 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards.

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