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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) extended to March 2021

5th November 2020

As you may have heard announced this afternoon, the Chancellor has extended the support available to businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) until the end of March 2021, along with various changes to other support mechanisms. You can download a Treasury factsheet here outlining today’s announcements, and we have summarised the key changes as […]

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Digital Technology to Enable a Sustainable Nuclear Future

3rd December 2020

A national conference will hear today how digital technology has the potential to enable a sustainable future for the civil nuclear sector over the coming years, bringing with it new opportunities and ways of working that will transform asset management. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International, is speaking at the Nuclear Industry Association’s […]

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New Members November 2020

1st December 2020

We’re thrilled to welcome new members this month: Virtual Learning Academy Royal British Legion Scotland – Thurso Branch         The Virtual Learning Academy (The VLA) is an Education Provider founded in 2011 by Catherine Sutherland. Catherine spent some time working in further education after 20 successful years in Management. Originating in the Highlands of […]

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Ross seeks guarantee on Wick flights

26th November 2020

Funding for the proposed Public Service Obligation (PSO) for Wick John O’Groats Airport is now being sought from the Scottish budget, due on January 28 next year. The PSO, which will guarantee flights in and out of Caithness on a daily basis is currently being considered by the Scottish Government after a business case was […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

26th November 2020

Responding to the publication of the 2020 UK Government Spending Review, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Despite unprecedented falls in GDP and rises in debt and deficit, it is welcome that the Treasury remains committed to supporting the economy in the face of ongoing challenges of Covid-19. However, the forecast […]

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A Magazine from Harper Macleod – The Brief, for individuals and families

18th November 2020

The Brief, from Harper Macleod aims to keep individuals and families up to date with issues that could be important to them. From the very first moment of lockdown, Harper Macleod’s focus has been on the health and wellbeing of everyone they know, be they colleagues, clients, contacts or simply the communities in which they […]

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Highland residents can help the environment and vulnerable members of their local community by donating their old small electricals

18th November 2020

New electrical waste collection containers in Highland will aim to collect 24,000 unwanted small electrical items providing 1,200 of refurbished affordable electricals for local residents. Householders in Highland will be able to easily declutter their unwanted small electricals via a new service providing 10 new collection containers funded by Material Focus to support ILM Highland and help save the environment. […]

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Highland Council to consult on Common Good property list for Wick

18th November 2020

The Highland Council is today (17 November 2020) launching a consultation giving the community until 12 March 2021 to comment on the proposed contents of the Common Good Fund Asset Register for Wick. The Highland Council does not currently hold a Common Good Fund for the former Royal Burgh of Wick. However, following an unrelated title examination, […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to the second review of the Covid-19 Strategic Framework

17th November 2020

On the First Minister’s speech today outlining the outcomes of the second review of the Covid-19 Strategic Framework, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The economy has been dealt another blow today. Returning to lockdown makes Christmas an increasingly bleak prospect, particularly for those people and their families whose […]

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Kickstart Scheme – sign up via Inverness Chamber

12th November 2020

The UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new, fully subsidised job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers of any size will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment […]

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Executive Magazine November 2020

11th November 2020

The Executive Magazine is back in physical production and should have made it into your Inverness Courier yesterday. You can also read it online, this month includes our usual quarterly Caithness Chamber Newsletter. Read the full magazine here and see just the Caithness Chamber Newsletter here or read below. The Newsletter includes updates from; Mackays […]

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