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SCC CHAIRMAN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ARGUES PUBLIC SPENDING REDUCTIONS NEED NOT MEAN CUTS IN SERVICES

[ 29-09-2010 ]

Addressing the 2010 Scottish Chambers of Commerce Annual Dinner, SCC Chairman Mike Salter has called for a stronger focus on internationalising Scottish business in order to foster stronger economic growth now and in the future.  In advance of t…

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SMALL BUSINESS BONUS SCHEME ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT AGAINST FUTURE RATES SHOCK

[ 26-09-2010 ]

With the Scottish Budget proposals set to be brought forward following October’s Comprehensive Spending Review, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have highlighted the importance of non-domestic rates reliefs to Scottish businesses over the coming y…

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UNEMPLOYMENT UNDERLINES NEED TO PUT ECONOMY FIRST

[ 15-09-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment has risen to 239,000, or 8.9% of the workforce, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:  “The fact that the Scottish unemployment rate is now far in excess of t…

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FAILURE TO APPEAL RATES NOW COULD RESULT IN FUTURE STEALTH TAX, WARNS SCC

[ 14-09-2010 ]

With just a fortnight to go before the closing date for appeals against Business Rate valuations, Scottish Chambers of Commerce are urging businesses which currently receive rates reliefs to look again at their rateable values, as missing out on an a…

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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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