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SCC REACTION TO AUTUMN STATEMENT

[ 29-11-2011 ]

Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The Chancellor has set out a stark picture of the challenges facing the UK economy over the nex…

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SCC WELCOME SIGNS OF CLARITY ON FUTURE TRANSPORT INVESTMENT

[ 29-11-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that the Scottish Government are planning a long term investment to dual the A9 over the next 14 years, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Scottish Chambers of Commerce have long …

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CHANCELLOR RIGHT TO CONSIDER HELP FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

[ 18-11-2011 ]

Commenting on speculation that the Chancellor of the Exchequer may be considering introducing a Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee scheme for first time buyers in his Autumn Statement, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: &n…

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BACK BUSINESS TO CUT UNEMPLOYMENT

[ 16-11-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment has risen by 5,000 over the three months to September, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “It is extremely disappointing that Scottish unemployment has r…

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FALLING INFLATION UNDERLINES THE NEED TO REASSESS BUSINESS RATES INCREASE

[ 15-11-2011 ]

Today’s news that both CPI and RPI inflation have fallen back has been welcomed by Scottish Chambers of Commerce but it underlines the need for urgent action by the UK Government to apply a lower increase to next year’s business rates pou…

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BANK MUST SIGNAL LONG TERM LOW INTEREST RATES

[ 10-11-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has kept interest rates on hold at 0.5% for a further month and maintained Quantitative Easing at £275 billion, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers …

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SCC CALL FOR DEVOLUTION OF AIR PASSENGER DUTY

[ 08-11-2011 ]

Scotland must secure powers over Air Passenger Duty (APD) as part of the Scotland Bill settlement if we are to boost our connectivity and provide a major benefit to our tourist industry.  That was the message delivered today by Scottish Chambers…

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TRANSPORT COMMITTEE REPORT IS GOOD NEWS FOR SCOTTISH HIGH SPEED RAIL

[ 08-11-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have welcomed today’s publication of the report of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee on High Speed Rail (HSR).  SCC were the only Scottish business organisation to appear before the Committ…

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Welcome Audit Scotland’s Recommendation to Improve Local Engagement with Businesses

[ 03-11-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the recommendation of Audit Scotland’s report “The role of community planning partnerships in economic development”, published today, that community planning partnerships must fully engage…

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