Managing directors at London's financial-services companies are expecting a 21 percent increase in bonuses for 2014, according to Astbury Marsden.
The CBI says half of UK businesses are planning to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
UK and Scottish government ministers have been urged to join business and trade union leaders at a crisis meeting to determine the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
MORE than one million Scots flocked to the country's high streets and shopping malls over the weekend to wrap up their last-minute Christmas shopping.
Middle-class households fork out more in taxes than they get back from the state, a report reveals today. The average working family gives the Treasury �274 more every year than it receives in handouts like tax credits or from public services such as the NHS ...