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HIGHER THAN EXPECTED GROWTH IS WELCOME SHOT IN THE ARM FOR SCOTTISH ECONOMY

[ 20-10-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish GDP grew at the rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2010, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “The news that Scotland’s economy grew at a faster than exp…

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SCC CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF ILL-CONSIDERED MATERNITY PROPOSALS

[ 20-10-2010 ]

Commenting on the news that the European Parliament has voted to extend maternity rights to 20 weeks leave on full pay, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “This is an example of an area which politicians…

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TAKING SCOTLAND FORWARD - SCC'S RESPONSE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW

[ 20-10-2010 ]

Responding to the announcement of the Comprehensive Spending Review by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “There is no doubt that the scale of the budget deficit me…

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SCC COMMENTS ON STRATEGIC DEFENCE AND SECURITY REVIEW

[ 19-10-2010 ]

Commenting on today’s publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review by the UK Government, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review…

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FEW SIGNS OF A RECOVERY IN THE THIRD QUARTER AS BUSINESS WAITS FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE SPENDING REVIEW

[ 14-10-2010 ]

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

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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH MANUFACTURED EXPORTS FIGURES

[ 14-10-2010 ]

Commenting on the publication of figures today which show that Scottish manufactured exports rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2010, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “Whilst the confirmation …

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OFFICIAL FIGURES MAKE MOCKERY OF GOVERNMENT CLAIMS ON BUSINESS RATES

[ 11-10-2010 ]

Following the Scottish Government’s response to a Parliamentary Question, in which it has admitted that it is collecting over £150 million in additional Business Rates from Scottish firms this year, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottis…

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GE CALEDONIAN CELEBRATE HEALTHY COMMITMENT TO STAFF

[ 08-10-2010 ]

Prestwick-based aero engine overhaul and repair firm GE Caledonian have today celebrated twin recognition of the leading role they have played in promoting a healthy workforce and reaping the social and economic rewards.  Professor Dame Carol Bl…

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BANK OF ENGLAND MAY NEED TO CONSIDER FURTHER EXPANSION OF QUANTITATIVE EASING

[ 07-10-2010 ]

Commenting on the decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% and to rule against further expansion of its policy of Quantitative Easing, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers o…

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