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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Comment on the First Minister’s Statement

Posted: 13th March 2017

– Certainty, stability and confidence are the “watch-words” for the business community and must be for Scottish & UK Governments too
– Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce will continue our process of engagement with local businesses to understand how the prospect of a second independence referendum could affect them and how their voices can be most effectively articulated during this process

Commenting on the First Minister’s statement this morning regarding Scotland’s future relationship with the UK and Europe, Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, said:

“It is welcome that the First Minister has indicated that the Scottish Government will continue to engage with the political process around the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. These are vital years ahead for the future of the UK and Scottish economy and it is crucial that Scotland has a voice at the centre of this process.