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BOLD GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED TO BOOST INTERNATIONAL TRADE

[ 29-04-2010 ]

Exporting will lead Scotland on the path back to healthy economic growth, but Governments at Westminster and at Holyrood have roles to play in ensuring that the recovery gathers pace through targeted support to help boost international trade.  T…

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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTS GDP FIGURES

[ 21-04-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that Scotland emerged from recession in the fourth quarter of 2009, with GDP growth of 0.2%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “It is very good news indeed that the Scottish econo…

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SCC CALLS FOR LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ON BUSINESS RATES

[ 20-04-2010 ]

Many businesses across Scotland have been landed with huge increases in their Business Rates bills, despite the Scottish Government’s extension of the Small Business Bonus Scheme.  Recent Chamber of Commerce surveys have identified increas…

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THE SCOTTISH ECONOMY IN 2010 - A TIME OF OPPORTUNITY

[ 15-04-2010 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the first quarter of 2010.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, suggests tha…

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TIME RUNNING OUT FOR BROADBAND PROGRESS

[ 07-04-2010 ]

A lack of adequate broadband connectivity in Scotland is a barrier to future business growth.  That is the message from Scottish Chambers of Commerce, as politicians at Westminster abandon plans for a 50p broadband levy before the General Electi…

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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH MANUFACTURED EXPORT FIGURES

[ 01-04-2010 ]

Commenting on the publication of figures today which show that Scottish manufactured exports rose by 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2009, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “These figures confirm our view…

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