• Business Still Under-Pressure As Inflation Eases

    16th August 2023

    Reacting to the latest inflation data from the ONS, Alex Veitch, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Today’s news that consumer price inflation continued to ease in July is encouraging. However, this comes off the back of months of high prices which have hit business hard.…

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  • BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Signs Inflation Pressure Easing 

    7th July 2023

    Less than half (45%) of UK firms expect their prices to increase in the next three months, down from 55% in Q1. Labour costs are the biggest driver of price rises, cited by 68% of businesses. Domestic sales, cashflow, turnover and profitability indicators all remain largely unchanged from Q1.   …

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  • Prospectus for Growth Update July 2023

    4th July 2023

    The Edinburgh Business Resilience Group’s ‘Prospectus for Growth’ contains policy suggestions and ideas to help reset the relationship between business and policymakers and ‘build forward’ to the kind of Edinburgh we all want to live in – fairer, more prosperous, more sustainable, and more resilient. You can view our latest…

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  • Labour market tightness persists, damaging economic productivity

    14th June 2023

    Reacting to the latest ONS labour market figures, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “While it is positive to see unemployment remaining low, the labour market continues to be incredibly tight, bringing it with it additional problems and costs for employers. “Staff shortages…

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  • Newly Appointed First Minister, Humza Yousef, Announces His New Cabinet

    4th April 2023

    As you may have seen, following his election as leader of the SNP last week, Humza Yousef has become First Minister and finalised the appointment of his new cabinet. There were quite a number of high profile surprises – many new faces, the loss of some well know ones such…

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  • Summary of the UK Chancellor’s Announcement – 17th October 2022

    17th October 2022

    Following Friday’s appointment of Jeremy Hunt MP as the UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer, he has today announced a range of changes to the measures announced in September’s ‘mini budget’. Many of these changes have been brought forward from the Medium-Term Fiscal Plan that is to be announced at…

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  • Next Steps for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region

    20th September 2022

    Next steps for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region: taking forward the City Region Deal, implementing a Regional Prosperity Framework, and priorities for inclusive growth Monday 26th September 2022 This conference will discuss the priorities for taking forward the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, following the publication…

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    14th April 2022

    Increasing pressure is mounting on Scottish businesses as the cost-of-doing-business crisis hits the bottom line, according to the latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC). Firms have reported record levels of concern over inflation and rising cost pressures as the economy restructures…

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  • Burges Salmon advises on the disposals of two operational biomass with CHP projects

    31st March 2022

    A specialist, cross-sector team from the firm has advised on the sale of the Speyside and Cramlingtion biomass with CHP projects Burges Salmon has recently advised Speyside Renewable Energy Partnership, the owner of a 15MWe biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant near Craigellachie, Moray, on its sale to a…

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    31st March 2022

    Christmas came early to The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh as 230 local ladies enjoyed a ‘Winter Wonderland’ lunch, raising £37,000 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) in the process. The glittering event, which had to be postponed in December because of Covid restrictions, was hosted by popular Scottish presenter and…

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