Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Dr Liz Cameron OBE re-appointed to UK Government's strategic trade advisory group

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, director and chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), has been re-appointed as the ‘Scottish Business’ representative to advise the UK Government on strategic trade policy issues, including future trade agreements.

Published 20 October 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce partners with moneycorp

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has entered a new partnership with foreign exchange firm moneycorp.

Published 30 September 2020

Job creation and investment at the core of Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Government is to set up a national training fund and jobs investment plan to support people at risk of redundancy or unemployment and create new jobs as part of Scotland's coronavirus recovery plan.

Published 2 September 2020

Scotland’s GDP increased by 5.7% in June

Scotland’s GDP increased by 5.7% in June, according to statistics announced today Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 19 August 2020

SCC: Scottish businesses need further direct financial support as firms report lower levels of cashflow

A new survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has found that further direct financial support is needed to help firms deal with potential local lockdowns as over half of firms (56%) have reported lower levels of cashflow compared to one month ago.

Published 14 August 2020

USA maintains duty on Scotch Whisky as its cuts other UK tariffs

The USA has maintained its 25% duty on single malt whisky as the US trade representative announced the US would not proceed with proposals to impose tariffs on British goods such as gin, beer and vodka.

Published 13 August 2020

Scotland’s unemployment rate rose to 4.5% from April to June

Scotland's unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points to 4.5% from April to June this year, according to the latest Labour Market Statistics from the Office for National Statistics.

Published 11 August 2020

Scottish Government announces £15m of further funding for tourism sector

Two new funding packages from the Scottish Government worth £15 million will support the tourism sector as it continues to feel the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Published 30 July 2020

Scottish Government announces £100m fund for employment support and training

The Scottish Government has announced that people looking for work or those at risk of redundancy will benefit from £100 million of additional assistance to move into work or retrain.

Published 17 July 2020

Scotland's unemployment rate rose to 4.3% during lockdown

Unemployment in Scotland rose to 4.3% between March and May as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions hit the jobs market hard.

Published 16 July 2020

Scottish business broadly welcomes chancellors 'tax less, spend more' statement

In yesterday's summer economic statement, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures aimed at supporting the UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, such measures include a temporary 5% VAT cut for the food and hospitality industry.

Published 9 July 2020

Business welcomes further easing of Scottish lockdown restrictions

Business organisations across Scotland have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's latest announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

SCC: VAT cut needed for Scottish hospitality and tourism sector

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has called for VAT to be cut in the hospitality and tourism industry to help businesses who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 July 2020

Retail premises to reopen in Scotland as phase 2 of lockdown easing announced

Yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced further changes to lockdown restrictions with all retail premises with outdoor entrances and exits allowed to re-open from Monday 29.

Published 19 June 2020

ONS: Scottish unemployment rate highest in the UK

Scotland's unemployment rate is now the highest in the UK, according to the latest Labour Market Statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 16 June 2020