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SCC COMMENTS ON JOHN SWINNEY BUSINESS RATES MEETING

[ 28-06-2010 ]

Speaking after today’s meeting to discuss business rates between Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the Finance Secretary John Swinney MSP, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   "We believe that we have…

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS DELEGATION TO TACKLE JOHN SWINNEY ON BUSINESS RATES

[ 28-06-2010 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce are sending a senior delegation to meet with Finance Secretary, John Swinney MSP, on Monday 28 June to discuss the damage that uncapped business rate increases are causing to Scottish businesses.  Led by SCC Chairma…

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SCC REACTION TO THE EMERGENCY BUDGET

[ 22-06-2010 ]

 Commenting on the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget Statement today, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “This was always going to be a painful Budget as the new coalition Government seek to make …

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SCC COMMENT ON UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES

[ 16-06-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment rose by 7,000 in the three months to April, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The news that unemployment is continuing to rise in Scotland is disap…

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CHAMBERS' TAX SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS CAPITAL GAINS TAX CONCERNS

[ 14-06-2010 ]

Scottish businesses have a range of concerns regarding UK Government plans to raise the rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) dramatically from 18% to 40% or even 50% in this month’s emergency Budget. That was one of the key findings from a snap surv…

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GOVERNMENT MUST STEP IN TO EASE RATES SHOCK

[ 10-06-2010 ]

A head of steam is building behind the campaign to tackle the iniquities resulting from this year’s Business Rates revaluation, with the issue being raised during today’s exchanges at First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parli…

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