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SCC CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO ADDRESS CONNECTIVITY IN WAKE OF BMI AIR SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

[ 31-01-2011 ]

Reacting to the news that BMI are to suspend flights on their Glasgow-Heathrow route in March, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “This is extremely bad news for business in Scotland and will leave our l…

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SCC WELCOMES COMMITTEE VOTE ON RETAIL LEVY

[ 26-01-2011 ]

Commenting on the decision by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee to reject the Scottish Government’s plans for a retail levy for Scotland, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, sa…

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IT'S TIME TO PUT SCOTLAND'S ECONOMY FIRST

[ 25-01-2011 ]

As MSPs in the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee prepare to put the controversial retail business rates levy to the vote tomorrow (26 January), Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: …

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ACTION NEEDED TO SECURE SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROWTH IN 2011

[ 20-01-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the fourth quarter of 2010.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, shows t…

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IT'S TIME FOR A FAIR DEAL FOR SCOTTISH RETAILERS

[ 14-01-2011 ]

Lodging a written submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee today, Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have called on MSPs to vote down Government plans to introduce a business rates supplement for large…

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INTEREST RATES MUST REMAIN LOW FOR TIME BEING

[ 13-01-2011 ]

Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Despite the continued above-target levels o…

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SCC WELCOMES CONTINUATION OF NON-STOP EAST COAST RAIL SERVICES

[ 07-01-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have been advised that the UK Government has finally confirmed that non-stop East Coast rail services between Inverness and Aberdeen to London will be safeguarded, following the review of the InterCity Express Programme.…

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