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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  • Next UK Government Must Act to Open Up Opportunity for Business

    Next UK Government Must Act to Open Up Opportunity for Business

    18th May 2017

    With three weeks to go until the UK General Election, one of the most important issues for Scottish businesses will be the next Government’s approach to taxation.

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  • Governments Must Work Together To Give Business The Edge

    Governments Must Work Together To Give Business The Edge

    18th May 2017

    Today’s release of labour market data has shown some very good news from a Scottish perspective, with unemployment falling by 14,000 and employment growing by 5,000 in the three months to March this year.

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  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on High Level Trade Mission to Shandong Province, China

    Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on High Level Trade Mission to Shandong Province, China

    16th May 2017

    Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has participated in one of the first network-wide overseas trade missions to China, led by a delegation of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

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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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  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce Opens New Trade Office in Yantai, China

    Scottish Chambers of Commerce Opens New Trade Office in Yantai, China

    16th May 2017

    Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has announced the official opening of a new International Trade Office in the city of Yantai, China, as part of a trade mission by a Chambers’ delegation to explore new trading opportunities and links with business, education and government organisations.

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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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