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SEASONAL CHEER AS UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS IN SCOTLAND

[ 18-12-2013 ]

Unemployment dropped from 7.4% (May-July 2013) to 7.1% (Aug-Oct 2013). Employment levels have seen an increase, by 10,000 from 2,536,000 to 2,546,000 Gross weekly pay increased form £498.3 to £508.0 from 2012 to 2013 in Scotland. &n…

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RATES MOVES WILL SAVE BUSINESSES MILLIONS BUT CASE FOR FUNDAMENTAL REVIEW GROWS STRONGER

[ 11-12-2013 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed the confirmation from the Scottish Government that next year’s increase in Business Rates in Scotland, like those in England, will be capped at 2%.  The move follows the announcement on rates bill…

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SCC COMMENT ON AUTUMN STATEMENT

[ 05-12-2013 ]

Commenting on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chamber of Commerce, said: "There were some positive initiatives for business in this year's Autumn Statement.  The chancellor has recognised…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: RAIL SERVICES - SCOTRAIL

[ 04-12-2013 ]

This is to advise that Network Rail has announced train services across Scotland will run at a reduced level on Thursday 5 December because of severe weather forecasts including exceptionally high wind speeds of up to 95mph. Network Rail, which is…

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COMMENT ON WHITE PAPER PUBLICATION

[ 26-11-2013 ]

Commenting on the Scottish Government White Paper launch, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The Scottish Chambers of Commerce referendum survey indicated that businesses required more information on the independ…

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