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Commenting on the First Minister’s statement in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Liz Cameron OBE, Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

"The business community is looking for stability and certainty from the Scottish and UK Governments, and a commitment to focus on the priorities for business and our economy.  The First Minister’s new plan will enable an opportunity for Scotland’s politicians of all parties to focus on two clear objectives – to...

27/06/2017 - 16:52

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed the additional clarity provided by the Prime Minister around the UK Government’s proposals on the rights of EU nationals to remain in the UK.

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

“EU nationals play a vital role in Scottish business and in the Scottish economy, and our businesses have long called for clarity on the status of EU nationals in the workforce in the wake of the vote for the UK to...

27/06/2017 - 07:40

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the future work and residency rights of EU citizens in the UK, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

"Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network called for the guarantee of EU citizens from the outset and it is good news to see the Prime Minister finally guarantee these rights and provide clarity to Scottish business. This news will be welcomed by all sectors and will enable us to plan ahead, whilst also...

23/06/2017 - 10:06

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed today’s publication of the second phase report of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review.  However, it has called for close scrutiny of the new agency structure’s achievements over the coming years to ensure quick and effective progress.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s Phase 2 report on its...

22/06/2017 - 11:00

- Past President of British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce receives CBE -

 

Nora Senior, Executive Chair UK Regions and Ireland of global communications consultancy, Weber Shandwick, has been recognised with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017. The Honour has been awarded for services to British and Scottish businesses during her term as President of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Chair of...

19/06/2017 - 09:14

The Bank of England is walking a very narrow line on monetary policy and a rise in interest rates may come sooner rather than later following the narrow vote to maintain interest rates at 0.25% and the onus is now on Government to take steps to bolster demand and investment.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This week’s higher than expected inflation rate has undoubtedly been a significant factor in a much more evenly balanced decision by the Bank...

15/06/2017 - 15:11

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the news that Scottish unemployment fell by 17,000 and employment rose by 14,000 in the three months to April, but has called for continued action to make sure that this trend continues in future.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Not only has Scotland’s unemployment rate fallen sharply, but our employment rate has increased substantially too.  This is particularly good news at a time when there has been...

14/06/2017 - 10:36

 

  • 1600 pupils across Eleven West Lothian senior schools compete to create the most inventive use for an energy efficient heat pump.
  • The ultimate ‘Green Energy’ competition places design innovation, teamwork and strategy at its core

 

Livingston, West Lothian – Monday 12th June 2017:  A team of three third year pupils from Bathgate High School in West Lothian honed their design,...

14/06/2017 - 09:41

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:

  1. On Brexit: secure a deal on the rights of EU nationals to live and work in the UK. 
  2. On Migration: secure a migration policy which meets the skills needs of our business...
09/06/2017 - 09:53

- Acquisition expands iMultiply’s public practice accountancy division
- Growth of interim division with launch of Agile FD
-Partnership with ICAS
 
iMultiply has acquired Allen Accountancy Recruitment Ltd, a specialist public practice accounting recruitment company, for an undisclosed sum. Managing Director Alex Allen will now lead iMultiply's expanded public practice division, placing accounting and...

07/06/2017 - 12:31

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