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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS LAUNCH AGENDA FOR GROWTH

[ 31-03-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have today (31 March 2011) launched their pre-Scottish Election policy document, entitled ‘Going for Growth 2011’.  The paper sets out the priorities of SCC’s 10,000 members as Scotland prepa…

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR SCOTTISH OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

[ 25-03-2011 ]

Commenting further on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announced increase to the Supplementary Rate of Corporation Tax for the North Sea Oil and Gas Sector, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    &ldq…

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POSTIVE BUSINESS BUDGET DENTED BY NEW NORTH SEA OIL & GAS TAXES

[ 23-03-2011 ]

Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget statement, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “There is much to welcome for business in this year’s budget.  A reduction in fuel du…

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SCC WELCOMES MILESTONE ON THE ROAD TO THE NEW FORTH BRIDGE

[ 21-03-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors have been chosen as preferred bidders for the Forth Replacement Crossing project, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “This is an important s…

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SCOTLAND MUST NOT BE LEFT OUT OF HIGH SPEED RAIL REVOLUTION

[ 17-03-2011 ]

Commenting on the visit to Glasgow by UK Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, as part of the ongoing consultation on the Government’s plans for a UK High Speed Rail (HSR) network, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, s…

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SCC WELCOMES FURTHER FALL IN SCOTTISH UNEMPLOYMENT

[ 16-03-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment has fallen again in the three months from November to January, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Scotland has once again bucked the trend with falling …

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INTEREST RATES ON HOLD – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

[ 10-03-2011 ]

Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% for a further month, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “We welcome the fa…

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SCC WELCOMES HUTTON REPORT ON PENSIONS

[ 10-03-2011 ]

Commenting on today’s publication of Lord Hutton’s report on public sector pension provision, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Lord Hutton has been thorough in his analysis of public secto…

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SCC WELCOMES SCOTLAND BILL REPORT

[ 03-03-2011 ]

Commenting on today’s publication of the Scottish Parliament Scotland Bill Committee’s report, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “We welcome the direction of travel represented by the Scotla…

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SCC WELCOMES PROPOSALS TO BRING FURTHER DEVOLUTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC LAWS

[ 01-03-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has today welcomed a proposed SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill which would give the Scottish Parliament greater powers to set speed limits than is currently proposed in the Scotland Bill.  Liz Cameron, Chief Execu…

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