News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • #PLAYYOURPART IMPROVING COUNCIL SERVICES

    #PLAYYOURPART IMPROVING COUNCIL SERVICES

    6th October 2016

    Edinburgh residents are being asked by the City of Edinburgh Council for their views on reshaping council services as part of public engagement for the 2017/18 budget, which will be set early next year.

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  • #Edinburgh2050: CAPITAL SETS ITS SIGHTS ON A COLLECTIVE CITY VISION

    #Edinburgh2050: CAPITAL SETS ITS SIGHTS ON A COLLECTIVE CITY VISION

    5th October 2016

    Edinburgh residents, businesses, partners and stakeholders are being called upon to share their vision for the Capital’s future.

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  • Edinburgh Eyes a Greener Future as New Sustainable Energy Company Takes Shape

    Edinburgh Eyes a Greener Future as New Sustainable Energy Company Takes Shape

    20th September 2016

    A new energy services company (ESCo) for Edinburgh has moved closer to going live, boosting the Capital’s ambition to become a…

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  • Mayor of Shenzhen Visits Edinburgh Exchange

    Mayor of Shenzhen Visits Edinburgh Exchange

    8th September 2016

    Creative business links between China and Edinburgh were strengthened yesterday during a visit by Shenzhen Mayor Mr XU Qin.

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  • EDINBURGH VOTED ONE OF WORLD’S TOP 20 FRIENDLIEST CITIES

    EDINBURGH VOTED ONE OF WORLD’S TOP 20 FRIENDLIEST CITIES

    18th August 2016

    Council Leader Andrew Burns has welcomed news that the Capital is the only UK city to make it on to a shortlist of the world's friendliest cities. Edinburgh took 11th place in the countdown by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, with only five other European cities making the list (Dublin, Galway, Krakow, Bruges and Reykjavik).

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  • Edinburgh by Numbers Shows Further Rise in Quality of City’s Workforce

    Edinburgh by Numbers Shows Further Rise in Quality of City’s Workforce

    2nd August 2016

    The percentage of the Edinburgh workforce with a degree level qualification or equivalent is higher than any other major UK city and has risen again, to 55%.

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  • Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits  – Go Live

    Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits  – Go Live

    2nd August 2016

    On Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area decreased to 20mph, the first phase in a planned roll-out of lower speeds across the Capital.

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  • Ambitious plans for city region deal agreed by the City of Edinburgh Council

    Ambitious plans for city region deal agreed by the City of Edinburgh Council

    30th June 2016

    The City of Edinburgh Council has today (30 June) approved a report on the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal.

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  • Free Wifi to hit Edinburgh’s City Centre

    Free Wifi to hit Edinburgh’s City Centre

    18th May 2016

    The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed to a 10-year concession contract with intechnologyWiFi to bring free WiFi coverage and improved mobile coverage to Edinburgh city centre, providing residents and visitors with access to free, high-speed internet connectivity, 24/7.

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  • Tenants get keys to new affordable homes at Pennywell

    Tenants get keys to new affordable homes at Pennywell

    11th May 2016

    City of Edinburgh Council Housing Convener, Councillor Cammy Day met with tenants for a tour of the newest completed homes at the award-winning Pennywell site.

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