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VisitScotland, the Government body set up to promote the Scottish tourism and hospitality industry, made significant mistakes when setting up its dedicated website, according to the Scottish Parliament's Public Audit Committee.

The lack of a proper relationship between the UK’s regulatory system and that of the EU is compromising the competitiveness of British businesses, it has been claimed.

New enforcement measures are to be introduced to make sure that employers pay the full amount of any tribunal awards.

According to energy saving experts at the Carbon Trust, Scottish businesses have the potential to save over £239 million a year through implementing cost effective carbon reduction measures.

Small businesses are being urged to be mindful of complying with the rules on health and safety ahead of the publication of a new official strategy.

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