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WEAKENING BUSINESS AND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TOGETHER WITH FEWER SIGNS OF AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY UNDERLINE THE NEED FOR A NEW PLAN FOR GROWTH

[ 20-10-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the third quarter of 2011.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, sugges…

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HIGHEST RPI IN 20 YEARS DEMANDS ACTION ON BUSINESS RATES FROM UK GOVERNMENT

[ 18-10-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that CPI inflation has risen to 5.2% and that RPI inflation now stands at 5.6%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “These inflation figures are crucial for Scottish businesses beca…

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RISING UNEMPLOYMENT UNDERLINES NEED FOR HIGHER UK CAPITAL SPEND

[ 12-10-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment rose by 7,000 in the three months to August, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “The second half of this year was always going to be a difficult on…

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SCC WELCOMES REVIEW OF DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

[ 12-10-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the launch of the Ministry of Defence’s Review of Single Source Pricing Regulations and believe that the ongoing consultation has the potential to deliver a better deal for Scotland’s SMEs. &nbs…

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SCC COMMENT ON BRITISH CHAMBERS SURVEY

[ 11-10-2011 ]

Commenting on the publication today (11 October 2011) of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey for the third quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:  “The British …

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SCC WELCOME EXTENSION IN QE BUT CALL FOR UK GOVERNMENT TO MAXIMISE SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS

[ 06-10-2011 ]

Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to extend Quantitative Easing (QE) by £75 billion and keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: …

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SCC WELCOMES UPWARD TREND IN MANUFACTURED EXPORTS

[ 05-10-2011 ]

Commenting on the release of official data showing that Scotland’s manufactured exports grew by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “It is encouraging that the st…

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