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Chamber Network adds Business Voice to Scottish & UK Government Brexit discussions

Wed, 2016-07-13 14:47

Since the outcome of the EU Referendum result, your Chamber has been promoting the Key Business Issues of importance and concern that are affecting Scottish business. In collaboration with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network, we have attended a number of high-level business meetings to share the issues we are hearing from our membership.

To date, we have held and participated in a number of engagements including a meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Keith Brown MSP attended by a selection of other local Chambers in Scotland, a business roundtable with Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP and the EU Business Summit hosted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

These high-profile meetings were a key opportunity for us to share our Key Business Issues, as informed by our members, including the importance of access to the single market, clarity on the position of EU nationals working and living in Scotland, encouraging the collaboration between both Scottish and the UK Government and ensuring both Governments continue with the day to day business of the Government. A number of other business and civic organisations share these concerns and we are committed to showing leadership by collaborating with others for the benefit of the business community.

We are encouraged by the early indicators of engagement by both Scottish and UK Government with the business community and we called on this to continue as negotiations develop, making sure the Scottish business voice is heard and acted upon.

As your local Chamber, we are 100% committed to highlighting the Key Business Issues with politicians and decision makers and we will continue to engage and hear from you about the issues you are facing and also hearing about potential opportunities so we can collectively contribute to a prosperous Scottish economy.