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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE HAIL SUCCESS IN BATTLE TO IMPROVE SCOTTISH BUSINESSES’ ACCESS TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS

[ 30-09-2011 ]

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has welcomed moves to promote and enhance the Single Point of Enquiry, a resource conceived by the SCC-led Supplier Engagement Working Group and run by the Scottish Government as a…

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SCC CHAIRMAN HIGHLIGHTS RISKS OF RISING COST OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

[ 28-09-2011 ]

Addressing the 2011 Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Annual Dinner, SCC Chairman Mike Salter has issued a warning that over-reliance on renewable energy could cost Scottish businesses dear unless urgent action is taken to broaden our energy genera…

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS WELCOME MOVE TOWARDS THREE YEAR SCOTTISH HONOURS DEGREES

[ 28-09-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed Dundee University’s initiative of creating a three year honours degree course for appropriately qualified Scottish students, believing that this would be good for students, good for business and good …

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS SEEK TO ENGAGE POSITIVELY ON CORPORATION TAX DEVOLUTION

[ 26-09-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have today (Monday 26 September) indicated that they are supporting a constructive debate on the possible devolution of Corporation Tax to Scotland.  Publishing their evidence to the Scottish Parliament’…

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SCOTTISH BUDGET: SCC WELCOMES CAPITAL INVESTMENT BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN OVER BUSINESS RATES POLICY

[ 21-09-2011 ]

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcement of its draft budget and spending review, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This was always going to be a difficult budget, with the Scot…

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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH UNEMPLOYMENT

[ 14-09-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment has fallen by 3,000 in the three months to July, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “It is good news for Scotland that our unemployment levels are …

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE RESPOND TO RUSSELL’S PLANS FOR POST 16 EDUCATION REFORM

[ 14-09-2011 ]

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has commented following Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell’s launch today of plans to reform post 16 learning in Scotland.  She said:    “Scottish Chambers o…

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GOOD NEWS FOR SCOTTISH ECONOMY AS EU REJECTS OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION BAN

[ 13-09-2011 ]

The European Parliament’s resounding rejection of a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in EU waters has been welcomed by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.  Commenting, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Liz Cameron, said: …

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SCC COMMENT ON INFLATION FIGURES

[ 13-09-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that inflation edged up to 4.5% in August, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “We fully expect inflation to increase this autumn before falling back next year and this latest rise …

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE RESPOND TO INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON BANKING FINAL REPORT

[ 12-09-2011 ]

Commenting on publication today of the final report of the Independent Commission on Banking, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This report is welcome and we agree with the Commission’s aim…

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE WELCOME SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC STRATEGY

[ 12-09-2011 ]

Commenting on publication today of the final refreshed Scottish Government Economic Strategy, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This refresh is timely and important in response to the massive cha…

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SCC COMMENT ON INTEREST RATES

[ 08-09-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has kept interest rates on hold at 0.5% and maintained Quantitative Easing (QE) at £200 billion, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, sa…

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SCC’S NORA SENIOR APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

[ 07-09-2011 ]

    Nora Senior, Vice Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Executive Chair, UK Regions and Ireland at Weber Shandwick, has now been appointed as Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce.  As one of Scotland’s hig…

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS TAKE HIGH SPEED RAIL MESSAGE TO WESTMINSTER

[ 05-09-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) are today (Tuesday 6 September) appearing before the House of Commons Transport Select Committee alongside Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP to make the case for extending High Speed Rail (HSR) to Scotlan…

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