Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on latest UK GDP figures

12th February 2021

Commenting on the latest UK GDP figures published today by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Stronger than expected growth of the UK economy in the final quarter of 2020 was only the slightest reprieve. A temporary boost from the release of pent-up demand in December and […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to UK Government £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

11th February 2021

Following the announcement of the creation of a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund from the UK Government, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Many Scottish businesses have already encountered severe problems with the new EU – UK trading arrangements, particularly in our invaluable food & drink sector. At […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to extension of lockdown measures to the end of February

2nd February 2021

Following the announcement of the extension of current lockdown measures in Scotland to at least the end of February, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “It will come as little surprise to Scottish businesses that restrictions will be in place for at least the rest of the month. Many […]

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New Members January 2021

1st February 2021

          A huge welcome to John Baikie Photo & Film who joined shortly before Christmas. John Baikie Photo & Film believe in thinking outside the box, disruptive thinking. Let’s throw away what we believe commercial photography looks like and reinvent the wheel. John mixes genres of photography, different lighting techniques and angles, different styles, […]

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Scottish Chamber of Commerce respond to Scottish Budget 2021 – 2022

28th January 2021

Following the announcement of the Scottish Budget by Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The position of Scottish businesses has never been so precarious. The Scottish Government’s announcements today are welcome but do not go nearly as far enough to avoid risk of […]

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North Highlands: Ready to take off post pandemic

27th January 2021

The year started in the way it ended, with further restrictions to combat COVID-19. While difficult but necessary, the national vaccination programme offers hope, and we can begin to look at how we build back the Scottish economy. Further redundancies are looming, and recent analysis by Highlands and Islands Enterprise found that unemployment is increasing […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to Scottish Government’s “green ports” proposals

21st January 2021

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s “green ports” proposals, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Scottish business welcomes the Scottish Government’s plans to develop sustainable green ports to aid economic recovery. Whilst we await further detail from the Government, it seems they have listened to the key asks from business including […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to latest extension of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

19th January 2021

Responding to the announcement by the First Minister that the current lockdown restrictions will be extended to at least mid-February, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The extended lockdown restrictions will come as a heavy blow to much of Scotland’s business community who are already struggling to keep their […]

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Scottish Economy faces darkest stage before dawn of vaccination

15th January 2021

Significant parts of the Scottish economy face worsening conditions due to the pandemic before restrictions are set to ease this year, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI). Scotland’s largest business network has called on the UK and Scottish Government to put in place a sustained programme of business support, […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to latest changes to lockdown restrictions in Scotland

13th January 2021

Responding to the latest changes to lockdown restrictions on Scottish businesses, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Today’s announcement will be very disappointing to those who have carefully adapted their businesses to be COVID safe and continue the trading that has kept them afloat up to this point. The […]

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