Edinburgh Chamber speaks to Parliament

  • Edinburgh Chamber speaks to Parliament

    9th February 2024

    Today, Jo Davidson, our Director of Policy, represented the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network at a Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 held by the Economy & Fair Work Committee at the Scottish Parliament.  Joining a panel which included the FSB and the Scottish Wholesale Association,…

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  • Scottish Government Budget 2024-25

    19th December 2023

    Shona Robison, the Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, today set out the Scottish Government’s budget for 2024-25. Headline announcements include a freeze in the basic rate of non-domestic rates, but an additional income tax band and higher taxes for the top 5% of earners. Today’s…

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  • Scottish Budget Must Reverse Cycle of Low Growth

    15th December 2023

    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have urged the government to use next week’s Holyrood budget to incentivise businesses, investment and job creation to break the cycle of low growth. Business leaders have also called on Holyrood ministers to prioritise non-domestic rates relief and avoid additional income tax burdens. They have…

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  • Public, Third and Business sectors meet Minister for Housing Paul McLennan to discuss Edinburgh’s Housing Emergency

    1st December 2023

    Today, key representatives from SHAPE – the Strategic Homelessness Action Partnership for Edinburgh – the City Council and the Business Community will meet Minister for Housing Paul McLennan to discuss the impact of the housing emergency on every sector in the city and how all three sectors can support the…

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  • An Introduction to Chamber Member Dorothy McKinney Ltd

    7th October 2022

    Dorothy McKinney Ltd (DML) are a team of specialist HR & Organisational Development professionals. Our focus is on “Creating Environments where People and Teams Thrive.” “Resolve” We enable organisations to identify, resolve and recover from challenging situations via: Workplace Investigations Neutral Assessments – see What We Do – Dorothy McKinney…

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  • An open letter to Scotland’s Young People

    10th August 2021

    While you enjoy the summer and a well-deserved break from your studies we wanted to write to you in our role as Scotland’s business leaders and on behalf of our networks of thousands of Scottish employers. As you receive your official SQA results, we want to reassure you that we…

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  • SCC respond to latest Scottish Government lockdown announcement

    SCC respond to latest Scottish Government lockdown announcement

    1st June 2021

    “Businesses will understand the importance of tackling the new ‘Delta’ variant, but today’s decision will be a great relief for some and disappointing for others. While some areas will be able to take advantage of further re-opening, other areas have hit another roadblock. “Where restrictions have been extended, the Scottish…

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  • Robotics and care event demonstrates world-first for assisted living technology users

    1st June 2021

    A collaborative robotics and social care event has brought together innovators and end-users in a week-long burst of creativity around assistive technology, supported by the world’s first example of an open assisted living laboratory. Highlights included connecting multiple home appliances with a single in-ear switch, and new concepts for using…

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  • Why it’s not ‘tacky’ to want to share Edinburgh with tourists – Liz McAreavey

    24th January 2020

    With 2019 now firmly behind us and our focus now on a new decade, I am genuinely disappointed by the criticism that has followed another successful Winter Festival. I think it’s time we all took a breath and started a balanced and adult conversation about how tourism benefits the city…

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  • Edinburgh Chamber Scottish Budget Briefing

    12th December 2018

    FORECASTS The Scottish Fiscal Commission has forecast that GDP growth will be 1.2% in 2019, falling to one per cent in 2020 and 2021, 1.1% in 2022, and 1.2% in 2023, given the uncertainties of Brexit, falling productivity growth and a shrinking working age population. BREXIT Derek Mackay has claimed…

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