We work to ensure that member perspectives on key policy issues are represented at all levels of government. We aim to inform and influence on behalf of our members on important issues, by facilitating key conversations and working to inform policymaking.

Our policy work includes everything from keeping our members informed about important policy developments to hosting events that allow members to discuss and engage directly with stakeholders and policymakers. We also participate in local and national consultations, support campaigns, and  engage on a wide range of policy issues.

We do this based on regular research and insights we gather from the business community, by engaging directly with policymakers and stakeholders, as well as through the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network, and the British Chambers of Commerce network.

We welcome any questions or comments relating to policy issues. Contact us on: policy@edinburghchamber.co.uk

Our Policy Priorities

Our policy work is centered on three themes: People, Place, and Prosperity. Based on our ongoing engagement with members and our understanding of the issues facing Edinburgh’s businesses today, we focus specifically on the following issues:

  • Sustainability, Fair Work and Just Economic Transition
  • Business Support and Resilience Through Economic Adversity
  • Investment and Development
  • Skills & Talent
  • Supporting Edinburgh’s international ambitions

Policy Position Papers

We regularly discuss and define the Chamber’s position on key policy issues with our Policy Group, informed by the views and insights we receive from members. You can find our most recent agreed positions below, though many of these issues are still in play and our position may be refined as the policy or issue evolves. Please contact our policy team if you have any questions or would like to discuss.

Our Policy Position Papers:


We regularly engage with Government at all levels through consultations on topics that matter to members. You can see below the current list of open consultations that we are actively responding to on our members’ behalf as well as consultations we recently responded to.

Current open consultations that we will be responding to:

Recently closed consultations that we responded to on your behalf:

If you would like to engage with us on any of these issues, please get in touch with our policy team at policy@edinburghchamber.co.uk