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IT’S TIME FOR A PROPORTIONATE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

[ 24-05-2011 ]

A new report published by the British Chambers of Commerce has called for a fairer, more proportionate approach to UK Health and Safety regulation.  Commenting, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “N…

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SCC WELCOME NEW SCOTTISH CABINET

[ 19-05-2011 ]

Welcoming news on the composition of the Scottish Government’s next Cabinet, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “Alex Salmond has made much of the talents within his Cabinet, and we welcome t…

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RISING INFLATION SHOULD NOT RESULT IN HIGHER INTEREST RATES

[ 17-05-2011 ]

Commenting on the rise in inflation in April from 4% to 4.5%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This rise in inflation is not entirely unexpected given increasing transport costs and the medium t…

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SCC TO TACKLE FRESH CHALLENGE ON PATERNITY LEAVE

[ 16-05-2011 ]

The UK Government are today consulting on the future structure of paternity leave, opening the prospect of additional burdens and uncertainty for employers.  Commenting, Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Scottish Chambers of Comm…

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THREAT TO AIRBASES IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND UNFAIR, WARNS CHAMBERS

[ 10-05-2011 ]

Scotland’s economy risks paying a heavy price for the UK Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review if we are hit with the closure of two of our RAF bases.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:…

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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH ELECTION RESULTS

[ 06-05-2011 ]

Commenting on the results of the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary Election, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “The Scottish National Party have achieved a spectacular result in the elections and have a…

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SCC COMMENT ON INTEREST RATES

[ 05-05-2011 ]

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

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