Scottish Chambers of Commerce
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
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
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
The Scottish Government has announced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit non-essential contact.
Published 14 January 2021
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
Businesses across Scotland will benefit from a new £185 million package of targeted coronavirus support.
Published 10 December 2020
Scottish business organisations have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spending Review statement, with some calling the announcement "disappointing".
Published 26 November 2020