Caithness Chamber of Commerce comment on UK Budget 2020

12th March 2020

Speaking about the UK Budget delivered on 11 March 2020, Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Chancellor has today (11 March) announced a substantial package of measures to support individuals and businesses impacted by coronavirus. This is a welcome recognition of the unprecedented potential for economic impact that coronavirus presents. […]

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UK Budget needs to restore confidence and unlock investment across the UK – SCC

9th March 2020

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce calls for key commitments from Government: Support businesses to transition to new trading arrangements post Brexit Reduce the cost of VAT on the installation of energy-saving materials such as wind and water turbines Support Heathrow Airport expansion and review Air Passenger Duty as part of wider review of regional connectivity A […]

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Scottish Chambers Network Update – Coronavirus

6th March 2020

As media coverage of the coronavirus increases, Scottish Chambers of Commerce felt it appropriate to share information on the issue. The first positive case of coronavirus in Scotland was confirmed on 2 March 2020 and the UK Government chaired a meeting of the government emergency COBR committee on the coronavirus outbreak to finalise a plan […]

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Welcoming new members to the Chamber group!

28th February 2020

It’s been another busy month for us and we’re thrilled to have welcomed another two businesses to enjoy the benefits of being in our Chamber network. The Ulbster Arms Hotel is situated in Halkirk, on the banks of the river Thurso. It boasts comfortable rooms and lodges and they’re currently refurbishing the dining room ahead […]

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Caithness Chamber to deliver single-use pilot projects in 2020

21st February 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be working with Zero Waste Scotland to deliver three pilot projects in Caithness throughout 2020. The Chamber, working in partnership with Thurso Community Development Trust, joins more than a dozen other organisations throughout Scotland in delivering these pilots as part of the “Ditching Disposables” project and will be […]

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Caithness’ Biggest and Best Jobs, careers and training event

20th February 2020

Hundreds of people turned out in Wick to get an insight into training opportunities and potential careers. The eighth annual Caithness Jobs and How to Get Them event was held in the town’s high school with nearly 40 businesses and organisations participating. Over 330 members of the public came along to hear about the wide […]

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget

6th February 2020

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Network has set out key areas the Scottish Government should address in its Budget to help stem the uncertainty of recent years, build renewed confidence, and ensure that all policies and public funds are directed […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Reacts To Mixed Results Of Holyrood Rates Vote

5th February 2020

While welcoming the Scottish Parliament’s decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate, SCC has urged the Scottish Parliament to reconsider what it believes is a major barrier to a more flexible, responsive rates system outside of the revaluation cycle following voting on the Non Domestic Rates Bill (Scotland) yesterday. Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of […]

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Scottish business call on Government to bring confidence to the market

23rd January 2020

The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) survey for Q4 of 2019 shows that businesses are in a period of stasis with global and domestic factors all contributing to subdued levels of confidence and investment. The quarterly survey was carried out between November to December 2019, during the UK general election […]

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce comment on General Election 2019

13th December 2019

Commenting on the results of the 2019 UK General Election, Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce said: “With a majority government now in place, we hope we will finally gain some clarity and action on the Brexit process. Since the vote to leave the European Union, businesses have faced unprecedented confusion about […]

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