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Posted: 26th June 2017

BCC: Anaemic economic growth reinforces case for action on business environment

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4% to 1.5%. Its expectations for growth in 2018 and 2019 remain unchanged at 1.3% and 1.5% respectively.

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Posted: 23rd June 2017

BCC: guarantee for EU citizens welcome, but long overdue

Responding to the Prime Minister's offer of guarantees for EU citizens living and working in the UK, made at last night's European Council meeting, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Posted: 23rd June 2017

SCC: Guarantee for EU Citizens Will Provide Clarity for Business

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the future work and residency rights of EU citizens in the UK, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Posted: 22nd June 2017

SCC Welcomes Enterprise and Skills Report but Calls for Detailed Monitoring of Progress

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed today’s publication of the second phase report of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review.  However, it has called for close scrutiny of the new agency structure’s achievements over the coming years to ensure quick and effective progress.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Posted: 21st June 2017

BCC reacts to Queen’s Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Posted: 21st June 2017

P&R sites to cut congestion this summer

Stagecoach East Scotland have reported a higher number of passengers travelling to and from Glasgow since the frequency increase at the beginning of this month.

The company increased the number of journeys operating between Fife and Glasgow on 5 June and has already seen a 4% increase in passengers making use of the new 15 minute frequency.

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Posted: 20th June 2017

Business Rates Update June 2017

This year, Scotland had its first business rates revaluation in 7 years.  The new valuations came into effect on 1 April 2017 and all businesses should have received notification of their premises’ new value and their resultant business rates bill.  If a business is unhappy with its valuation and believes it to be incorrect, it has until 30 September 2017

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Posted: 20th June 2017

Fife College Students Have WorldSkills in the Bag

Talented computing students from Fife College have impressed the judges in a recent WorldSkills competition held in Glasgow.

Four students from the College’s HND Computing: Networking and HND Computing: Technical Support courses travelled to Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald Campus to compete in the Scottish heats of the WorldSkills competition.

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Posted: 19th June 2017

Stagecoach support armed forces day 2017

Stagecoach East Scotland is helping to support Armed Forces Day 2017.

On Saturday 24 June the company will be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans carrying a veteran’s badge.

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Posted: 19th June 2017

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards call for entries

Applications are now open for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the Awards celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs, not simply their financial success. There are 11 categories to enter in each host city – Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and London.

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