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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS "OPTIMISM IN QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY - GOVERNMENT SUPPORT NEEDED".

[ 30-08-2010 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce today (Monday) commented on the lastest Chambers Economic Forecast today which shows an uplift in expectations for UK GDP growth to 1.7% for this year, and to 2.2% for 2011. The rate of growth is expected to remain slow …

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UK RAIL CONNECTIVITY ESSENTIAL - SAY SCOTTISH CHAMBERS

[ 30-08-2010 ]

Business leaders met today at a Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) board meeting held at the Marine Operatinons Centre in Aberdeen to highlight key issues for its members.  Top of the agenda was the SCC campaign to ensure the through running&nb…

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RATES RELIEFS WELCOME, BUT MANY BUSINESSES STILL FACING THE PAIN

[ 23-08-2010 ]

Commenting on the announcement by the Scottish Government that the number of businesses in Scotland receiving rates reliefs has increased by 18% over the past year, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    &ld…

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GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO REMEDY FAILINGS OF RATES REVALUATION

[ 19-08-2010 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have reminded the Scottish Government that it is not too late to come to the rescue of businesses struggling to contend with business rate increases.  This year’s rates revaluation has failed to take any…

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TIME FOR GOVERNMENT TO PUT SCOTTISH GAMES INDUSTRY ONE UP ON RIVALS

[ 18-08-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that administrators have been called in at Dundee video games developer Realtime Worlds, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Obviously this is a worrying time for the talented staf…

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BANK MUST KEEP INTEREST RATES LOW DESPITE INFLATION RATE

[ 17-08-2010 ]

Commenting on today’s inflation figures, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Despite the fact that inflation remains above target, the news that it has fallen again – albeit marginally &ndash…

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BUSINESSES URGED TO APPEAL RATES BILLS

[ 05-08-2010 ]

Businesses whose rates bills have increased following this year’s Non-Domestic Rates revaluation have been urged to lodge appeals before the deadline of 30 September.  Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), who are campaigning for the Scotti…

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