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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

You Get The Employee Relations Culture You "Deserve"

David Morgan

I had the pleasure of presenting the Employment Law work-stream at the annual HR Network Conference in Edinburgh last week.  This is our fifth year of sponsoring the conference, which has gone from strength to strength, as the place to be for the HR community in Scotland.

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LChalmers

Too Early For Whisky Distilleries To Drown Sorrows

Rona Dennison

In this Year of Food and Drink and in this Whisky Month of May, World Whisky Day 2015 on Saturday 16 May was a chance for Scotch whisky fans across the globe to celebrate our iconic national drink.

Yet the 2014 export figures suggested that this year's event may not have seen quite as many international Scotch enthusiasts raising a dram as in previous years.

Following several years of record-breaking growth, the value of Scotch whisky exports declined 7% in 2014 to £3.95bn. However, reining in distillery production plans at this stage would be premature.

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Foundations For The Future

Scott Peterkin

The announcement yesterday by Housing Minister Margaret Burgess that more than 5,000 families and first time buyers have purchased their home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme is welcome news.

This statement underlines the fact that the scheme has been hugely popular and that there is a high level of demand for new homes.  Mrs Burgess has also announced that there are a further 2,500 sales anticipated to be completed this year through this scheme and the Help to Buy (Scotland) Small Developer’s scheme.

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