Scottish Chambers of Commerce

SCC: Economic recovery is underway, but threats are looming for businesses

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

Scottish Chambers of Commerce trade mission showcases Scottish luxury on a global stage

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 Chambers Network urges businesses to reconnect with global businesses at World Expo

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

SCC economic indicator reveals first shoots of economic recovery, but challenges still lie ahead

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 welcomes new cabinet ministers

Scottish business organisations have welcomed the appointment of new cabinet ministers to the Scottish Parliament.

Published 20 May 2021

Business groups call for consultation on new class action legislation

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

FSB: Economic recovery 'far from assured for many local firms' despite easing restrictions

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

SCC: Scottish businesses continue to count costs of pandemic

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

SCC calls for 'relationship reset' as Holyrood elections approach

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

Scotch whisky producers in high spirits over end of US tariffs

The United States has announced it is temporarily suspending all tariffs on direct exports from the UK.

Published 5 March 2021

Scottish business community welcomes 'budget for recovery'

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

Scottish Government extends non-domestic rates relief

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

UK Government provides further £1.1bn COVID-19 funding to Scottish Government

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

UK Government announces £20m SME Brexit support fund

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

Scottish Government proposes green ports to aid economic recovery

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