BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business  

  • BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business  

    24th July 2019

    Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address on arrival in Downing Street to boost business confidence and…

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  • Floral Clock resplendent for Save the Children centenary

    20th June 2019

    Work has finished to complete this year’s design on the world’s oldest Floral Clock – in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens. For 2019, the hugely popular landmark commemorates the centenary of charity Save the Children. City Parks Leader Councillor Karen Doran was joined by Claire Telfer, Head of Save the…

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  • The aftermath of the EU election – where do we go from here?

    The aftermath of the EU election – where do we go from here?

    5th June 2019

    Just over a week ago saw little rest in the halls of Westminster and Brussels. Where before we had the (relative) certainties of a sitting prime minister and elections where the two main parties combined would achieve more than 50% support, these are now gone. Instead, we are left to…

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  • Marketing Edinburgh – Proposed budget cuts

    5th February 2019

          Dear Edinburgh Chamber members, You may be aware of media coverage over the past week regarding proposed budget cuts by the City of Edinburgh Council to the city’s Direct Marketing Organisation, Marketing Edinburgh. As your local Chamber, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the…

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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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  • Scotland faces economy conundrum over job creation and productivity

    6th December 2018

    High-profile business influencers share insights for resolutions Scotland outperforms UK average in productivity growth, but the country’s economy has only grown at around half the UK average rate Output per head is higher in Scotland than in other UK nations and regions, except London and South East England While technology…

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  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce – Budget Summary 2018

    30th October 2018

    Yesterday, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget, five months before Britain is due to exit the European Union. We have highlighted some key points below, to help you understand what the Budget means for businesses across the country. Key points and headlines: UK growth forecast updated from 1.3% to…

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