Articles by Patrick James


£2.3bn of Council Tax collected in Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician on Thursday released the latest Council Tax Collection Statistics for Scottish local authorities, up to and including the financial year 2018-19. “In…




Scots residential property sales top £18bn

The value of Scottish residential property sales in the financial year 2018-19 rose 1.6% to £18.2 billion, according to latest statistics from Registers of Scotland’s Property…


































Sturgeon prepares for second independence vote

The Scottish Government has published legislation for the framework to hold another independence referendum, including the provision to set the date, question and timeframe. Scotland’s…





Goals hires forensic accountants as probe deepens

East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres plc said on Tuesday it appointed forensic accountants alongside its auditors “to investigate and report on historic accounting policies and practices…















Agency investigates BBC salmon farming claims

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said on Monday it will “fully investigate suggestions of alleged industry wrongdoing” by BBC programme Panorama about Scotland’s salmon…