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
  • Monthly House Price Index statistics for November 2017 published

    Monthly House Price Index statistics for November 2017 published

    17th January 2018

    The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in November 2017 was £145,992 – an increase of 3.6 per cent on November in the previous year and an increase of 1.1 per cent when compared to the previous month.

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  • Leading charity Diabetes UK is appealing to swimmers all over Scotland for their support

    Leading charity Diabetes UK is appealing to swimmers all over Scotland for their support

    12th January 2018

    Diabetes UK is looking for people from all over Scotland to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May.

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  • BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

    BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

    24th October 2017

    Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity.

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  • Why small businesses need to go green now

    Why small businesses need to go green now

    10th October 2017

    UK businesses contribute a staggering 33% of all the country’s Co2 emissions.

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  • Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns Conservatives

    Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns Conservatives

    3rd October 2017

    As the Conservative Party Conference continues today (Monday) in Manchester, the British Chambers of Commerce has called on the governing party to demonstrate competence and coherence – not division and disorganisation – in the interests of the UK’s economic well-being.

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  • July UK House Price Index

    July UK House Price Index

    13th September 2017

    The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in July 2017 was £149,185 – an increase of 4.8 per cent on July in the previous year and an increase of 2.8 per cent when compared to the previous month.

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  • Scotrail is the Best Performing Large Train Operator in the UK

    Scotrail is the Best Performing Large Train Operator in the UK

    23rd August 2017

    ScotRail is the best performing large train operator in the UK, new figures published today reveal.

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  • UK House Price Index June 2017

    UK House Price Index June 2017

    16th August 2017

    The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in June 2017 was £144,253 – an increase of 2.9 per cent on June in the previous year and an increase of 0.1 per cent when compared to the previous month.

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  • Scotland’s Spending FRIEND-zy: Edinburgh spends more money on socialising than Glasgow

    Scotland’s Spending FRIEND-zy: Edinburgh spends more money on socialising than Glasgow

    3rd August 2017

    Party loving Edinburgh residents spend more on having a good time than any other city in Scotland according to new research from Barclays.

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  • UK economy risks loss of £1.5bn by overlooking the value of ex-military skills in the workforce

    UK economy risks loss of £1.5bn by overlooking the value of ex-military skills in the workforce

    19th July 2017

    A new study from Barclays has revealed that the UK economy could suffer losses of up to £1.5bn in the next five years if service leavers aren’t able to find employment, or are under employed upon leaving the Armed Forces.

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