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BUSINESS SETS OUT ITS BREXIT PRIORITIES

Thu, 2017-06-01 10:03

With only a week to go before the General Election, Scotland’s businesses are focusing on the issue that is the key reason why this election is taking place at all: Brexit.  Scottish Chambers of Commerce have consistently championed the key priorities for business throughout the referendum and its aftermath and will continue to do so following the election as the next UK Government gets down to the detail of complex negotiations.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

CHINA LINK CLOSER AS EDINBURGH AND BEIJING AIRPORTS ANNOUNCE GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:08

Edinburgh Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) have today (Friday) signed a ground breaking partnership agreement that will see a new level of co-operation between the two airports.

The capital airports of Scotland and China have agreed to collaborate to develop a shared understanding of markets and shared operational and commercial opportunities.

Looking at areas where information and skills can be exchanged to achieve best practice, the airports have created a framework that allows close collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience.

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY NEEDS GOVERNMENTS TO WORK TOGETHER

Fri, 2017-05-26 09:38

The next UK Government will have a crucial task ahead in constructing an industrial strategy that will deliver for all of the UK and which will deliver the skills and talents that Scottish businesses need to succeed.  Calling for an integration of the strategy at a Scottish and UK level, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

Pump It Up Challenge: The Final

Here at the Chamber we are delighted to be hosting the 4th year of the Pump It Up Challenge  in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric.

The Challenge we put out to the talented pupils at West Lothian Schools was to create an innovative use for a Heat Pump with the aim to help pupils develop a better understanding of the science and technology involved of alternative energy. Throughout the challenge we have been impressed by the creativity and level of dedication the pupils have shown and one group has been selected from each of West Lothian’s 11 Schools.

NEXT UK GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO OPEN UP OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS

Thu, 2017-05-18 11:46

With three weeks to go until the UK General Election, one of the most important issues for Scottish businesses will be the next Government’s approach to taxation.  This week, Scottish Chambers of Commerce has called for the new administration’s first Budget to take decisive action to reduce key taxes to ease the burden of business costs and promote investment and growth.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

GOVERNMENTS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO GIVE BUSINESS THE EDGE

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:04

Today’s release of labour market data has shown some very good news from a Scottish perspective, with unemployment falling by 14,000 and employment growing by 5,000 in the three months to March this year.  Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the figures but have warned against complacency and renewed their call for Scotland’s Governments in Edinburgh and in London to work together to put business at the top of their agendas.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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