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RATES DECISIONS QUESTIONABLE BUT REVIEW HOLDS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

[ 27-11-2012 ]

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcements today on the future of Business Rates, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   On the decision to continue to match the English poundage rate:   &ldq…

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SCC LOOKS TO BOTH SCOTTISH AND UK GOVERNMENTS TO PRIORITISE SUPPORTING BUSINESSES TO GROW AND CREATE JOBS

[ 14-11-2012 ]

Commenting on today’s disappointing Scottish unemployment figures, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “The Scottish and UK governments must share responsibility for the continually disappoint…

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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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