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8/1/2020
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 7 January 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 7th) sold 13 prime cattle.   Prime heifers (13) averaged 192.4p (-2.2p) and sold to 201.0p per kg twice and £1,292.00 gross.  
7/1/2020
Don't return large and heavy items in original packing urges ParcelHero, as returns continue to flood back
This year's peak returns period is continuing into a second week, says ParcelHero; as it warns manufacturers' original packaging may not keep larger returns safe.   This year’s Christmas returns peak period has, unusually, continued into the second week in January, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero.  
7/1/2020
FCA And Bank Of England Announce Proposals For Data Reforms Across The Uk Financial Sector
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England (Bank) today outlined their plans to develop their data and analytics capabilities.  Both authorities depend on access to high-quality data to fulfil their respective missions of maintaining monetary and financial stability, market integrity, effective competition and consumer protection.  
7/1/2020
The distributional impact of personal tax and benefit reforms, 2010 to 2019Thumbnail for article : The distributional impact of personal tax and benefit reforms, 2010 to 2019
This article was first publish by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on 18th November 2019.   Each year until 2024/25 more and more families will see the changes to universal credit and other benefits reduce the money available to them.  
5/1/2020
Busted! HMRC Reveals Biggest Criminal Cases Of Year 2019Thumbnail for article : Busted! HMRC Reveals Biggest Criminal Cases Of Year 2019
This year's list once again shows the lengths some people will go to steal money destined to support important public services.   The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs' top criminal cases of 2019.  
5/1/2020
National Living Wage Set To Increase By 6.2% In 2020Thumbnail for article : National Living Wage Set To Increase By 6.2% In 2020
Annual pay rise of up to £930 for a full time worker.   National Living Wage (NLW) increasing from £8.21 to £8.72.  
5/1/2020
£3 Billion Support For Farmers Confirmed In Time For 2020 - £449 Million For ScotlandThumbnail for article : £3 Billion Support For Farmers Confirmed In Time For 2020 - £449 Million For Scotland
The Chancellor confirmed at the end of December 2019 that nearly £3 billion of funding will be available for 2020 to support farmers once the UK leaves the EU.   - this cash injection will maintain the level of funding for Direct Payments at the same rate as last year.  
2/1/2020
£5m Award For Highlands & Islands TourismThumbnail for article : £5m Award For Highlands & Islands Tourism
Nine projects in the Highlands and Islands will share a £5 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) award to promote the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands, Scottish Tourism & Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced.   The funding has been awarded through the Natural Cultural and Heritage Fund, led by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).  
2/1/2020
Great Vibes At Environment Business AwardsThumbnail for article : Great Vibes At Environment Business Awards
This year (2019) was the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Environment Business Awards - the VIBES Awards - and for the first time SNH was a strategic partner.  The Awards celebrate the efforts of businesses across Scotland, large and small, that are committed to improving environmental sustainability in their products, services and practices.  
1/1/2020
NDA completes transfer of plutonium from DounreayThumbnail for article : NDA completes transfer of plutonium from Dounreay
The Dounreay stock of civil separated plutonium is now safely stored at Sellafield following completion of a phased transfer programme involving a range of organisations.   This means that all significant UK stocks of this material are now held at Sellafield - the centre of excellence for plutonium management.  
1/1/2020
How to be a tax-reforming chancellorThumbnail for article : How to be a tax-reforming chancellor
A paper produced by the Institute for Government sets out the problems and what needs to be done and could be done now the government has a substantial majority.   The paper entitled "How To Be A tax-reforming chancellor" was published on 14th December 2019.  
31/12/2019
Wick Harbour At The End Of 2019Thumbnail for article : Wick Harbour At The End Of 2019
Click the Photo Gallery above to see Wick harbour at the end of the year 2019.   Check out the new structure for training crews on safety to work on the turbines in the Beatrice Wind Farm in the Moray Firth..  
Scrabster Harbour At The End Of 2019Thumbnail for article : Scrabster Harbour At The End Of 2019
See Photo Gallery to take look around Scrabster harbour as 2019 draws to a close..  
31/12/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 31 December 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 31st) sold 18 prime cattle.   Prime heifers (18) averaged 194.6p (-1.4p) and sold to 210.0p per kg and £1,251.05 gross.  
27/12/2019
New Consumer Body Must Avoid Duplication Says Holyrood Committee
The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today approved the general principles of a bill which seeks to strengthen the rights of consumers in Scotland through the creation of a new public body.   The Consumer Scotland Bill seeks to establish a new statutory body with responsibility for strengthening consumer advocacy and advice.  
24/12/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 December 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 24th) sold 17 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (1) averaged 197.0p (N/C) and sold to 197.0p per kg and £1,182.00 gross.  
23/12/2019
Highland Council staff and members dig deep for charity this festive season
Big-hearted Highland Council staff and members have dug deep into their pockets at an already expensive time of year to help two important charities in the region.   Staff at Highland Council headquarters have been fundraising for the Highland Hospice through a charity raffle, coffee morning and staff pantomime.  
23/12/2019
Record-breaking fraud prevented in run up to Christmas
Royal Bank of Scotland prevents over £11.64million of fraud in run up to Christmas (29 Nov to 19 Dec 2019).   A record-breaking number of transactions are being processed in the run up to Christmas as shoppers rush to finish last minute shopping.  
23/12/2019
Best Year Ever For Hi-Scot Credit UnionThumbnail for article : Best Year Ever For Hi-Scot Credit Union
As 2019 draws to an end, the staff and volunteers at HI-Scot credit union are reflecting on a successful year for the organisation.   "We are pleased to report that 2019 was another twelve months of growth for HI-Scot," said Margaret Ann MacLeod, Chair of the Board of Directors, "This is good news not only for the credit union, but for our members and the communities we serve across the Highlands and Islands." At the recent HI-Scot AGM, the members attending approved a 0.5% dividend.  
23/12/2019
Where You Shop Really MattersThumbnail for article : Where You Shop Really Matters
Whether it's that last-minute gift or Christmas lunch essentials, your local shops are ready and waiting to help take your Christmas-stress away.  It’s also your last chance to enjoy the Christmas buzz.