ACTION ON BUSINESS RATES ‘TIME BOMB’ NOW URGENT

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Responding to the comments by the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work that the Scottish Government had no plans to cut Business Rates in the light of the Brexit vote, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have urged that inaction on Business Rates is no longer an option, given that next April’s revaluation of rates in Scotland will take …

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS NETWORK PUT BUSINESS ISSUES TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

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 The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network met with Secretary of State David Mundell MP yesterday (10th August) to share key issues facing businesses and outlined key economic priorities. Commenting on the meeting, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Scottish businesses are looking for a pragmatic and unified approach to be taken on the terms of the Brexit negotiations …

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Costs to Small Businesses

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HMRC Changes As we move through another year of employment the effects of the HMRC reforms on SSP that came into force on 6th April 2014 are still trickling through to small businesses. Originally under the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS), employers were able to recover the cost of SSP via the HMRC. Post these reforms employers are now in a …

Moray Jobs and You Career Event

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Searching for employment or a new career? To kick- start your career, come along to the Moray Jobs and You Career Event on Thursday 15 September between 4-8pm at Alexander Graham Bell Centre for Digital Health, Moray College UHI. There will be a number of local employers across a range of sectors on hand to discuss available job opportunities. Employers …

SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOLLOWING EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP OF 6 BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS  On Tuesday 5th July, Scottish business groups attended the First Minister’s EU Business Summit at Bute House. The 6 business groups included Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Financial Enterprise, Scottish Council for Development & Industry, Confederation of British Industry and Institute of Directors.  This joint statement recognises …

Ready, Get Set, Enduro!

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Lara gets on her bike for Moray Speyside Tourism Moray Chamber team member, Lara Mackay, was delighted to have the chance to take part in her first Scottish Enduro Series race at the weekend, here in our very own Moray. Lara proudly wore the first and only Moray Speyside Tourism race jersey to boast the virtues of Moray as a cycling destination. …

Moray Speyside Tourism Films

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Welcome to the Moray Speyside Tourism Films, produced in collaboration with VisitScotland & filmed by Tom Duncan Film. #MADEINMORAY Moray Speyside Larder Moray Speyside Cycling Moray Speyside Coast

Moray Speyside Tourism Appoints New Operations Manager

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Moray Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Laurie Piper has been appointed as the new Operations Manager for Moray Speyside Tourism. Laurie will begin his duties mid-June and joins Esme Saville, Marketing and Digital Manager, to deliver the Tourism Strategy for Moray & Speyside. Moray Speyside Tourism operates under the auspices of Moray Chamber of Commerce, which in …

The A to Z of ChamberHR

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Make the most of the excellent FREE ChamberHR service included in your membership, find out how ChamberHR can help you:

Employment Law Seminar – Managing Redundancies, Reorganisations & Misconduct

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Elgin: Tuesday 21 June 2016 (12.00 – 2pm) – Laichmoray Hotel, Elgin Stronachs’ employment law specialists are hosting a seminar on handling redundancies/reorganisations and dealing with tricky misconduct situations.  With an emphasis on the practicalities, the event will include talks, together with working examples and plenty opportunity to ask questions. With the economic recovery progressing slowly, many businesses will need …