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UK GOVERNMENT MAY NEED TO CONSIDER VAT CUT TO BOOST CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:34

Commenting on the news that inflation has remained level at 2.3%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Inflation now looks set to remain above the 2% target for some time to come as higher fuel costs and rising import costs feed through into the economy.  As a result, the Bank of England will come under renewed pressure from some quarters to raise interest rates but we believe that, given current economic conditions, this would be premature.

Good Quality Office Suites: Emporium Buildings, Whitburn Road, Bathgate

The Emporium Buildings have been providing short-term, serviced office accommodation to a variety of public and private sector occupiers for a number of years.  In response to the lack of good quality, cost effective office suites available within the town we are now pleased to provide four self-contained office suites, suitable for a variety of occupiers and available to let on a longer term basis.
 

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT NEEDED TO TACKLE DIGITAL SKILLS NEEDS

Fri, 2017-04-07 09:09

Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in Scotland but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce which is hampering productivity, according to a new survey conducted across the UK by the British Chambers of Commerce.

The findings, released today (Friday), found that 83% of firms say digital and IT skills are more important to their business than two years ago, with nearly half (44%) saying these skills are significantly more important.

RISING INFLATION UNDERLINES THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENTS TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS

Tue, 2017-03-21 11:44

On the release of data which shows that UK inflation rose to 2.3% in February 2017, Scottish Chambers of Commerce warned that our Governments need to focus on mitigating business costs and boosting consumer confidence over the next two years.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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