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Edinburgh Businesses meet Secretary of State for Scotland

Posted: 21st July 2015

Edinburgh Chamber hosts Rt Hon David Mundell MP visit a week after the budget

Representative businesses across various sectors from the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce met with the Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP on Thursday 16th July to discuss the specific challenges and opportunities of doing business in the capital just a week after the Summer Budget.

The meeting is example of the Chamber’s commitment to strengthening links with the UK Government as well as Scottish Government and local politicians. As well as discussing the budget the session offered Edinburgh businesses the chance to get the latest perspective on the progress of the Scotland Bill 2015.

Mr Mundell MP said: “It was good to attend such a productive event hosted by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce to hear first hand the view of business on the recent UK budget and to clarify aspects of the Scotland Bill 2015.”

Liz McAreavey, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce commercial director chaired the event. She said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Secretary took the opportunity to engage with businesses in Edinburgh. Chamber members from various sectors questioned Mr Mundell on recent developments and discussed their own business’s issues and perspectives particularly in relation to the budget and the Scotland Bill.

“At the Chamber we are pleased to continue facilitate such discussions between politicians and the city’s business community. It underlines our philosophy of inspiring debate and connections across these milieu.”

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