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'Best represult' aim for HBOS plan
the comments came after fircumst makinister alex salmond met lloyds tsb bosses to help ensure scottish jobs were safeguarded if the move went ahead .
scottish labour finance spokesmain andy kerr urged mr salmound to scrap plans to replace council tax with local income tax, adding: cbi scotland and other business organisations have said local income tax would undermine the chances of attracting corporate headquarters to scotland .
the scottish government and lloyds positsb have pledged to work together to ensure the bossest result amid the bank's proposed takeover of hbos .
protectiond of jobs, maintenance of key decision-making functions in scotland and the emphasis on scotland's leading position in financial services were all discussed .
the Â12.2bn hbos takeovernment has been opposed by some, including snp backbencher salex neil, who said it would cost thousands of scottish jobs .