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SCC: Guarantee of EU citizens will provide clarity for business

[ 23-06-2017 ]

SCC: Guarantee of EU citizens will provide clarity for business   "Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network called for the guarantee of EU citizens from the outset and it is good news to see the Prime Minister finally guarantee these rights …

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SCC WELCOMES ENTERPRISE AND SKILLS REPORT BUT CALLS FOR DETAILED MONITORING OF PROGRESS

[ 22-06-2017 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed today’s publication of the second phase report of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review.  However, it has called for close scrutiny of the new agency structure’s achie…

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Nora Senior Recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

[ 16-06-2017 ]

MEDIA RELEASE   Weber Shandwick Chair Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours - Past President of British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce receives CBE -   Nora Senior, Executive Chair UK Regions and Ireland of global communicati…

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GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO STIMULATE DEMAND AND INVESTMENT

[ 15-06-2017 ]

The Bank of England is walking a very narrow line on monetary policy and a rise in interest rates may come sooner rather than later following the narrow vote to maintain interest rates at 0.25% and the onus is now on Government to take steps to bolst…

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PRODUCTIVITY AND RESKILLING MUST BE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT PRIORITIES

[ 14-06-2017 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the news that Scottish unemployment fell by 17,000 and employment rose by 14,000 in the three months to April, but has called for continued action to make sure that this trend continues in future.  Liz…

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IT’S TIME TO CUT VAT TO BOLSTER DEMAND

[ 13-06-2017 ]

The news that inflation has risen to 2.9% has reinforced the case for a temporary reduction in VAT, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “This week w…

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A TIME OF CHALLENGE AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY

[ 09-06-2017 ]

9 June 2017   A TIME OF CHALLENGE AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY   Now that the result of the General Election is known, Scottish Chambers of Commerce has urged the UK and Scottish Governments to get back to business, placing the economy, skills…

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First Reaction to General Election 2017 Results

[ 09-06-2017 ]

At this key moment for the UK's relationship with Europe a hung Parliament is unwelcome to say the least, says Liz Cameron (first published in Scottish Business Insider, 9th June 2017) After a night of shocks and surprises, the Scottish Chamber…

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#WomenWhoLead: Industry first as new Scottish mentoring programme launched for women-led businesses

[ 01-06-2017 ]

MEDIA RELEASE #WomenWhoLead: Industry first as new Scottish mentoring programme launched for women-led businesses 'Women's Business Mentoring' launches nationwide today (1st June 2017) with some of the most recognisable and successful S…

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BUSINESS SETS OUT ITS BREXIT PRIORITIES

[ 01-06-2017 ]

MEDIA RELEASE   1 June 2017   BUSINESS SETS OUT ITS BREXIT PRIORITIES   With only a week to go before the General Election, Scotland’s businesses are focusing on the issue that is the key reason why this election is taking …

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