A Time of Challenge and Great Opportunity

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A TIME OF CHALLENGE AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY Now that the result of the General Election is known, Scottish Chambers of Commerce has urged the UK and Scottish Governments to get back to business, placing the economy, skills and exporting at the heart of the national agenda for the next five years. Business Priorities: On Brexit: secure a deal on the …

HIE Business Panel Survey – April 2017

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The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Business Panel was established in 2008 to measure and monitor the economic health of the region through the experiences and opinions of businesses and social enterprises, and to explore topical issues at a regional, sub-regional or sectoral level. Following two surveys in 2014 and 2015, HIE commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a further …

Quarterly Economic Indicator – Quarter 1 2017

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SUBDUED SCOTTISH ECONOMY NEEDS CLEAR STEER FROM GOVERNMENT Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland’s key business sectors: Construction, Financial and Business Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale, and Tourism. These findings, released in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute show the position of businesses for the first quarter of 2017. In …

Rates Survey – Your Voice

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Rates Survey – Your Voice Please complete the survey below to give us an understanding of your thoughts and position on business rates. The information received will be put forward to be considered for the Barclay Review – which is due out in July. We are also working with Scottish Chambers of Commerce to get the larger Scottish picture of the …

DECLINE IN SCOTTISH ECONOMY MUST SIGNAL RED ALERT FOR GOVERNMENTS

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce have called for urgent government action to restore confidence in the Scottish economy, as GDP figures show that Scotland’s economy is contracting – in stark contrast to the overall UK position. Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The news that Scotland’s economy is contracting at a time when the overall UK economy …

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT

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Top Scottish entrepreneur, Tim Allan, appointed as President of SCC  Scottish Chambers of Commerce announces the appointment of Tim Allan as its new President, taking on the role from Nora Senior who stands down after four years in office. Tim Allan will serve in the non-exec post from April 2017 to March 2019. Tim Allan is the Chief Executive of …