MORAY COUNCIL RULES OUT WORKPLACE PARKING LEVY

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

SNP Councillors in Moray have ruled out introducing the Workplace Parking Levy in the region. Council Leader Graham Leadbitter says that while there is significant interest in a Tourist Tax, which he believes could have a ‘massive benefit’ for Moray, there is no obvious benefit from the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy, saying it is more suited to larger …

Moray Chamber AGM

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

This year’s AGM was kindly hosted in the excellent events hall at Baxters Highland Village on 23rd Jan 2019. The event gathered together over 20 members old and new to hear about 2018’s achievements, and plans for 2019 from the teams here at Moray Chamber (Sarah Medcraf), DYW Moray (Sarah Medcraf) and Moray Speyside Tourism (Laurie Piper). Highlights covered include the Chamber’s biggest Annual Dinner …

Small Business Saturday Toolkit #SmallBizSatUK

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Moray is FULL of small businesses so let’s get on board and celebrate Small Business Saturday, this 1st December! With a little consideration there are often so many ways that we can substitute a trip to an international giant for one of the hidden independent gems that are doing such a good job in towns and villages across our region. …

Quarterly Economic Indicator – Q3 2018

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SURVEY ILLUSTRATES ROBUST TRADING PERFORMANCE, BUT MANUFACTURING CONFIDENCE AND OVERALL INVESTMENT FALL AMID RISING MATERIAL COSTS AND UNCERTAIN POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT The latest SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey for Q3 of 2018 illustrates a broadly positive Scottish economy, but slowing investment across a range of sectors, and a challenging set of results for the manufacturing sector, suggest …

Introducing our new identity   

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Moray Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of its new logo, colour scheme and brand-new website. The new identity was revealed at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner last Friday in front of over 320 business guests. The Moray Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Council and Staff have been working behind the scenes over the last few months with …

Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Migration Advisory Committee Report on EEA Migration

David Sim Chamber News

Today, the Migration Advisory Committee released its report on EEA Migration and its effect on the UK Labour Market. Commenting on the report, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The recommendation to scrap the cap on tier 2 visas will be welcome for employers across the UK.   This tier 2 cap has been hit for several months …

SCC comment on MAC Report on International Student Migration & Labour Market Figures

David Sim Chamber News

Migration Advisory Committee Report on International Student Migration Today, the Migration Advisory Committee released the first of two reports on the UK’s migration system.  This initial report focuses on International Student Migration, one of the drivers of Scotland’s world leading higher education sector. Commenting on the report, Liz Cameron, Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Although …

HIE Business Panel Survey – Workforce, Skills and Young Talent

David Sim Chamber News

In addition to core questions tracking economic confidence, business performance and growth aspirations, the survey (carried out in June 2018) explored workforce skills, focusing on the importance of young talent to businesses; characteristics sought by businesses when recruiting young talent; and the challenges faced and steps businesses are taking to recruit and retain young talent. The full report has been …