SCOTTISH CHAMBERS NETWORK PUT BUSINESS ISSUES TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND
11 August 2016 • Sarah Medcraf
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 to reassure our members and protect Scottish exports currently sold in the EU. “Business is looking for the Scottish & UK Governments to make sure there is a balance between the need to address Brexit issues and taking action on domestic areas. The UK Government must unlock investment by taking an urgent decision on airport expansion in London and tackle business costs by considering reductions in National Insurance Contributions and VAT. "In addition, business needs absolute clarity on the long term future of EU nationals living and working in the UK. Our businesses and members rely on an international workforce and the UK Government must move unequivocally to reassure workers that Scotland and the UK is open for business."