Scottish Chambers of Commerce

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

Extended lockdown a 'further blow' to Scottish firms, says SRC

The extension of the lockdown restrictions in Scotland announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday is a 'further blow' to Scottish businesses, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 20 January 2021

SCC: Scottish economy faces darkest stage 'before dawn' of vaccination

Significant parts of the Scottish economy face worsening conditions due to the pandemic before restrictions are set to ease this year, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI).

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish business responds to further curbs on non-essential retailers

The Scottish Government has announced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit non-essential contact.

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish businesses 'hampered' by stop-start lockdown restrictions, says SCC

Businesses across Scotland are being continuously hampered by the stop-start implementation of more lockdown restrictions, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).

Published 16 December 2020

Scottish Government announces new £185m business support package

Businesses across Scotland will benefit from a new £185 million package of targeted coronavirus support.

Published 10 December 2020

Scottish business responds to Chancellor's spending review

Scottish business organisations have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spending Review statement, with some calling the announcement "disappointing".

Published 26 November 2020