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SCC comment on Scotland moving to Phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions

9th July 2020

Commenting on Scotland moving to Phase 3 of the easing of lockdown restrictions as announced today by the First Minister (9th July), Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Today’s confirmation by the First Minister that the country can now return to more normality will be very much welcomed by all, […]

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Job Start Payment Scheme

14th August 2020

Young people are expected to face some of the greatest challenges with employment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, Social Security Scotland would like to make as many businesses and individuals as possible aware of the Job Start Payment so that it can reach those who could benefit from it. Businesses are […]

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SCC respond to latest review of US tariffs list

13th August 2020

Commenting on the latest review of the US’ tariffs list on EU & UK goods, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The decision by United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to remove extra tariffs imposed on Scottish shortbread and to avoid adding more trade taxes on our gin and […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to UK GDP Q2 2020 figures

12th August 2020

Commenting on UK GDP figures for Q2 2020 published today by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:  “With restrictions steadily easing, the second quarter is likely to prove to be the low point for the UK economy. However, the prospect of a swift ‘V-shaped’ recovery remains remote as […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to ONS’ August labour market figures

11th August 2020

Commenting on Labour Market Statistics for August 2020 published today (11th August) by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “These figures continue to show how the furlough scheme has prevented severe job losses during the pandemic. But the rise in unemployment points to the direction of travel as […]

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Highland Buses get in gear for return of schools

7th August 2020

From Monday 10th August, bus services across the Highlands will increase ahead of the return of school bus services. This will continue to play a part in connecting people with workplaces, the high street and other key services as they continue to re-open. The frequency increase does not only affect school journeys but will also be […]

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Make the leap to better telephony

6th August 2020

COVID has shown how important it is to ensure you have a reliable connection and the flexibility to move to a remote solution if required.  With Openreach phasing out PSTN lines by 2025 and ISDN lines no longer available to purchase the world of VoIP will soon be the normality. Fibre 1 are urging all […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to lockdown restrictions being reintroduced in Aberdeen

5th August 2020

Responding to the announcement today (5th August) by the Scottish Government that lockdown restrictions are to be reimposed in Aberdeen after a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “This will be very disappointing news for many businesses in Aberdeen who have just opened back up […]

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Chamber Comment 02/08/2020

4th August 2020

With lockdown easing and many sectors of our economy reopening in some fashion, the past few weeks have brought both welcome relief and new challenges to businesses in the north Highlands. The easing of restrictions and a gradual return to something approaching normality have also afforded us a little space to start looking beyond the […]

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New members this month

31st July 2020

It’s been another strange month, not just for us but for all our members and businesses nationwide. We continue to do our very best for our members as things progress in these unprecedented times and are thrilled to welcome new members this month. Caithness Osteopathic services started with one experienced Osteopath in 2004 and has grown […]

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SCC welcomes new funding for tourism & hospitality sector in Scotland

30th July 2020

Responding to the announcement today (29th July) by Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes MSP of two new funding packages to support the tourism & hospitality sector in Scotland, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “This will be very much welcomed by eligible hotels and self-caterers across Scotland who have faced struggles […]

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