News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • Rising Inflation and Cybercrime are the Biggest SME Fears for 2018

    Rising Inflation and Cybercrime are the Biggest SME Fears for 2018

    3rd January 2018

    Rising inflation and cybersecurity are the most common fears among British SMEs for 2018, according to new research from Barclays Business Banking.

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  • SCC Comment on October Inflation Figures

    SCC Comment on October Inflation Figures

    15th November 2017

    The latest UK inflation figures for October show that consumer price inflation has held at its highest level since April 2012, with the CPI rate holding at 3.0%.

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  • SCC Comment on Inflation Figures

    SCC Comment on Inflation Figures

    13th September 2017

    Commenting on the latest UK inflation figures showing CPI increasing from 2.6% to 2.9%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said...

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  • Fall in Inflation Will East Pressure on Interest Rates

    Fall in Inflation Will East Pressure on Interest Rates

    19th July 2017

    Scottish Chambers of Commerce believe that June’s fall in CPI inflation from 2.9% to 2.6% will ease pressure for an early increase in interest rates.

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  • Politicians Must Address The Inflation and Growth Challenge

    Politicians Must Address The Inflation and Growth Challenge

    16th May 2017

    Today’s news that inflation has jumped to 2.7% has confirmed long-held expectations and highlighted growing concerns over the capacity for businesses to contain rising costs and the potential threat to consumer demand, as disposable incomes become squeezed.

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  • Tackling Businesses’ Core Costs Remains Vital for Next UK Government

    Tackling Businesses’ Core Costs Remains Vital for Next UK Government

    12th May 2017

    The Bank of England is expecting three further years of above-target inflation in the UK, whilst GDP growth projections this year are down marginally this year to 1.9% but up slightly to 1.7% and 1.8% in each of the next two years.

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  • BCC comments on Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

    BCC comments on Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

    12th May 2017

    Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on ‘Super Thursday’, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said...

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