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The latest UK inflation figures show that CPI has increased from 2.9% in to 3.0% in September 2017. 

This is the highest reading since April 2012.  As with the August rise, the figures show continued pressure on households.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages have seen rises to the highest rate since October 2013.   Furthermore, discretionary spending is likely to be hit by the significant rise in the recreation and culture segment, which has hit its highest level in...

17/10/2017 - 11:17

Scotland’s business-to-business links with China have reached a “turning point” thanks to pro-active private-sector leadership, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce Liz Cameron said today. 

Speaking in the wake of a milestone event in Glasgow on Tuesday, where SCC hosted Beijing’s Ambassador to the UK H.E. Liu Xiaoming along with Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Keith Brown MSP and 200 Scottish businesses with China interests, Liz Cameron said:

“As the...

26/09/2017 - 15:19

 

Sibbald Training have been selected as finalists in two business categories for the VIBES Scottish Environmental Business Awards 2017.

The VIBES – Scottish Environmental Business Awards encourages businesses across Scotland to increase their sustainability and reduce...

25/09/2017 - 14:40

Leaders from Scotland’s main opposing political parties came together on Thursday (21st September) in a pledge to work together with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to heed the concerns of business and prioritise economic growth. 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network held its Annual Scottish Business Reception on Thursday, hosted by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP, and addressed by Derek Mackay MSP, the Cabinet...

22/09/2017 - 14:05

 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the Bank of England’s decision to hold the base rate at 0.25%. 

 

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

 

“It was critical that the Bank of England demonstrated resolve on interest rates today.  As illustrated by the government figures released earlier this week, increases in average weekly earnings are failing to outpace inflation, which continues to impact...

14/09/2017 - 16:49

 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed another set of strong quarterly labour market figures from the ONS, which show Scotland outpacing London to record the highest growth in employment rate in the UK since April 2017.  The UK jobless figure of 4.3% is the lowest since 1975.

 

The new figures are the latest in a series of positive 3-monthly data sets that show Scotland and the UK continuing to defy softening economic data and continuing political uncertainty...

14/09/2017 - 10:08

 

A direct route between the capital of Scotland and the capital of the United States of America will operate from next summer.

It’s the first time there has been a direct route between Scotland and Washington DC.

United Airlines will operate the service from 23rd of May 2018, offering daily flights from capital to capital, opening Scotland to a brand-new market.

United will continue to operate their year-round flights to New York Newark as well as extending...

13/09/2017 - 09:48

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the thrust of the Scottish Government’s 2017-18 Programme for Government, and applauds its ambition “to be the inventor and the producer, not just a consumer, of the innovations that will shape the lives of our children and grandchildren.”

 

With the Scottish economy still fragile, the Chambers wholeheartedly concur with the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on the need for bold measures to help our industries...

06/09/2017 - 09:08

First Minister formally announced that Nora Senior has been appointed as the Chair of the new Strategic Board of the Enterprise and Skills Commission.                                                                                                          

The new Board  will be responsible for taking forward the recommendations of the Enterprise and Skills  Implementation Advisory Group whilst  ensuring that  public investment in these areas are producing the levels of economic...

31/08/2017 - 11:59

The Chamber has been involved in the creation of a new youth project funded by ERASMUS+ with partners from around Europe. The EYP programme has been designed  to provide a new way to deliver youth work and to support the personal and professional development of NEETs aged 16-24. ...

28/08/2017 - 15:29

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