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BUSINESS ENCOURAGED BY LATEST SCOTTISH ECONOMIC FORECAST

[ 30-10-2013 ]

Commenting on the publication of the latest Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chamber of Commerce, said: “Following up on the positive trends that Scottish Chambers of Commerce detected in our lat…

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SMALL BUSINESS BONUS WELCOME BUT MASKS 40% BUSINESS RATES TAX HIKE

[ 30-10-2013 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the news that over 92,000 businesses in Scotland are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme.  However the fact remains that the overall burden of business rates on…

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Business Mentoring Scotland Expansion Funding Announced

[ 23-10-2013 ]

Business Mentoring Scotland Expansion Funding Announced   Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have succeeded in their bid for funds to expand and extend Business Mentoring Scotland throughout the country enabling businesses across Scotland to be…

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Grangemouth situation major threat to Scotland’s recovery

[ 23-10-2013 ]

Grangemouth situation major threat to Scotland’s recovery Chambers of Commerce comment on the closure of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant. Laurence Barrett, Chief Executive, Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce said, “The closure of the …

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ECONOMIC PENDULUM SWINGING IN RIGHT DIRECTION BUT EXTERNAL SHOCKS COULD REVERSE THIS COURSE

[ 17-10-2013 ]

 Economic pendulum swinging in right direction but external shocks could reverse this course   Scottish Chambers of Commerce have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the third quarter of 2013.  This broadly base…

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CONTINUED OPTIMISM AS SCOTLAND’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS

[ 16-10-2013 ]

 MEDIA RELEASE  16th October 2013   Continued optimism as Scotland’s unemployment rate falls    Commenting on the recent fall in Scotland’s unemployment rate, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Co…

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SCC COMMENT ON GDP FIGURES

[ 16-10-2013 ]

  SCC COMMENT ON GDP FIGURES   Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce commented:   “It is encouraging to see the Scottish economy grow albeit it marginally.  This  will provide a sense of confidence…

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SCC COMMENT ON SEPTEMBER’S INFLATION FIGURE EFFECT ON BUSINESS TAX BURDEN

[ 15-10-2013 ]

SCC COMMENT ON SEPTEMBER’S INFLATION FIGURE EFFECT ON BUSINESS TAX BURDEN   Commenting on the September 2013 inflation figures released today, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:   “The September …

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