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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

'Formidable challenges' for retailers

“There are few more pressing issues for the retail industry than the prohibitive cost of business rates, which has moved in the eyes of many retailers from irritating to debilitating in recent years.” So said Scottish Retail Consortium Director and W...
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Optimism for small firms

By giving full rates relief to 100,000 Scottish firms, the government has lifted the prospects of smaller businesses facing a tough 2017, a spokesman for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has said. Following Cabinet Secretary for F...
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Positive growth in retail

For the third successive month, retail sales in Scotland have risen.David Lonsdale (pictured), Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium and a Trustee of WPCS described the latest figures as: “real-terms positive growth.” He was speaking following t...
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Taking the long view

Sharing his December 'Workplace Word', our East of Scotland Regional Organiser Chic Lidstone here suggests we take another look when we first perceive a problem: In the film Patch Adams (starring the late Robin Williams) there is a scene when so...
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'Late payment culture' costs

Scotland’s late payment culture kills thousands of businesses and causes hundreds of millions pounds of economic damage, according to new Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research. A new report from the small business campaign group finds that la...
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