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BUSINESS RATES RAID COULD DAMAGE SCOTLAND’S COMPETITIVENESS

[ 31-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s plans to increase rates bills in respect of empty properties by 80%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “In passing legislation drafted with the clear intent…

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SCC CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ON GDP GROWTH FIGURES

[ 25-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the first estimate of UK GDP for the third quarter of 2012 which revealed growth of 1%, lifting the economy out of recession, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “It is welcome news that we …

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SCC DEMANDS CLARITY ON KEY CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES

[ 25-10-2012 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive Liz Cameron today gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs, on the second day of their visit to Scotland to gather evidence for their inquiry into the economic effects of S…

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SCC COMMENT ON MANUFACTURING FIGURES

[ 24-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the publication of figures which reveal that Scotland’s manufactured exports fell by 4% in the second quarter of 2012, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “These latest official figure…

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CONTINUING RECESSION NECESSITATES DIRECT SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS

[ 17-10-2012 ]

 Commenting on the publication of statistics which show that Scotland’s economy shrank by 0.4% in the second quarter of 2012, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “We have now had three consecut…

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SCC CALLS FOR ACTION TO CUT BUSINESS COSTS AND STIMULATE DEMAND

[ 17-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the news that unemployment in Scotland has risen by 7,000 in the three months to August, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “It is extremely unwelcome and disappointing news that Scottish u…

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SCC CALLS FOR BUSINESS RATES FREEZE

[ 16-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the news that CPI inflation has fallen to 2.2% and RPI inflation has fallen to 2.6%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “Whilst it is good news that the headline rate of inflation is …

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NO SIGNS OF ANY ECONOMIC RECOVERY AS THE SUMMER’S OUTURN IS WORSE THAN EXPECTED

[ 11-10-2012 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the third quarter of 2012.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, reports a fu…

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SCC CALL FOR URGENT CLARITY ON RAIL SERVICES

[ 03-10-2012 ]

Commenting on the news that the Department for Transport has scrapped the West Coast Main Line deal, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The fact that the Department for Transport has blundered on this s…

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