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
  • SCC Survey Shows Growing Business Optimism, But Continues To Warn Of Recruitment Pressures

    SCC Survey Shows Growing Business Optimism, But Continues To Warn Of Recruitment Pressures

    19th January 2018

    The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey shows Scottish firms continuing to display resilience in the face of economic uncertainty.

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  • Scottish business confidence steady but among lowest in UK 

    Scottish business confidence steady but among lowest in UK 

    9th January 2018

    Scottish businesses have reported the second lowest confidence rates in the country amid market uncertainty and concern over weak domestic demand, according to the latest Business in Britain report from Bank of Scotland.

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  • New Year Message from Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce

    New Year Message from Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce

    3rd January 2018

    With no elections and no referendums in the diary, The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sees 2018 as a year to focus on growing Scotland’s economy.

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  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Labour Market Figures

    Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Labour Market Figures

    14th December 2017

    The latest labour market figures have held to the trend of a strong employment rate, while continuing to illustrate a job market characterised by wages that are failing to keep pace with inflation.

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  • SCC Urges Level Playing Field for Business Post-Budget

    SCC Urges Level Playing Field for Business Post-Budget

    23rd November 2017

    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed the business-boosting measures in today’s Budget, and urged the Scottish Government to respond by “going even further” in areas of devolved competence to incentivise Scottish growth, productivity and boost the housing market.

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  • Export boost for businesses; Scheme will help increase oversees trading

    Export boost for businesses; Scheme will help increase oversees trading

    20th November 2017

    More Scottish businesses will have the opportunity and support to trade abroad, thanks to a new initiative.

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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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  • Positive SCC Survey Data Underlines Need To Grow Talent

    Positive SCC Survey Data Underlines Need To Grow Talent

    25th October 2017

    The latest results from The Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show optimism amongst most Scottish businesses continuing to improve during the 3nd quarter of 2017, reaching levels higher than a year ago in construction, financial and business services, manufacturing, and tourism.

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  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Labour Market Figures

    Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Labour Market Figures

    19th October 2017

    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the release of the latest labour market figures, which show that the UK unemployment rate has continued to hold at the lowest level observed since 1975.

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  • Political Leaders Pledge to Heed Chambers Priorities for Business Growth

    Political Leaders Pledge to Heed Chambers Priorities for Business Growth

    25th September 2017

    Leaders from Scotland’s main opposing political parties came together on Thursday (21st September) in a pledge to work together with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to heed the concerns of business and prioritise economic growth.

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