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GROWTH IS HERE BUT SKILLS SHORTAGES COULD BLOCK CONTINUED RECOVERY

[ 17-07-2014 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Business Survey engages with 6 of Scotland’s key sectors: Construction, Financial & Business Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Tourism, and Wholesale. These findings, released in conjunction w…

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GDP: Good news for Scottish business

[ 16-07-2014 ]

Commenting on the release of official data which shows that Scotland’s GDP grew by 1.0% in the first quarter of 2014, therefore exceeding UK GDP growth of 0.8%. Figures indicate an annual growth in Scottish GDP of 2.6%, when comparing the first…

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Scottish Unemployment Rises as UK Figure Falls

[ 16-07-2014 ]

Commenting on the publication of official figures which show that Scottish unemployment rose by 13,000 to 192,000 in the three months to May 2014, moving up from 6.5% to 6.9%. This trend is in stark contrast to UK figures which indicate a fall in une…

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Inflation increases to 1.9%, but remains below target

[ 15-07-2014 ]

The release of official data indicates a rise in inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), to 1.9%, an increase from 1.5% in May. This can partly be attributed to a rise in the price of clothing and footwear, indicating a change from …

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Prime Minister Engages with Scottish Chambers of Commerce

[ 04-07-2014 ]

Over 260 business people from across Scotland quizzed the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, in Glasgow this morning at a Business Leaders’ Breakfast event hosted by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.  With just 76 days to go unt…

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