Scottish Chambers of Commerce

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

Scotland's employment rate rose to 74% in third quarter

For July to September 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate rose over the quarter to 74.0%, according to the latest official labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today.

Published 10 November 2020

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