Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Businesses in Scotland have continued to benefit from the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and a strong economic rebound over the summer months, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI).
Published 14 October 2021
As the world’s economy continues to power back up, Scottish businesses are being urged to grab the global opportunities on offer.
Published 1 October 2021
Scottish businesses are being urged to reconnect with the world and discover valuable new opportunities at the World Expo being held in Dubai.
Published 23 September 2021
For the first time in over a year, businesses in Scotland can see the first shoots of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, according to a quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).
Published 5 July 2021
Scottish business organisations have welcomed the appointment of new cabinet ministers to the Scottish Parliament.
Published 20 May 2021
A group of business and legal bodies representing Scotland, Europe and the US have urged caution towards the introduction of US-style ‘opt-out’ class action lawsuits in Scottish courts.
Published 19 May 2021
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed a significant easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland from Monday, however, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that recovery was far from assured for many local firms.
Published 21 April 2021
Businesses in Scotland are at a crossroads as they take stock of the damage caused by the pandemic and face significant hurdles on the way to economic recovery, according to a leading quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).
Published 14 April 2021
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has issued a policy document issued ahead of the Holyrood elections calling for the relationship between businesses and politicians to be reset.
Published 8 April 2021
The United States has announced it is temporarily suspending all tariffs on direct exports from the UK.
Published 5 March 2021
The Scottish business community has largely welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 'Budget for recovery' which extended the furlough scheme, froze income tax rates for five years and increased corporation tax to 25%.
Published 4 March 2021
Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will pay no rates during 2021-22 under proposals outlined yesterday by finance secretary Kate Forbes.
Published 17 February 2021
The UK Government has provided the Scottish Government with an additional £1.1 billion to support people, businesses and public services affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 16 February 2021
The UK Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU.
Published 12 February 2021
The Scottish Government has unveiled proposals for a new model of green ports focused on inclusive growth, fair work practices and delivering a net-zero economy.
Published 22 January 2021