Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Growth leads to office move for Wellwood Communications

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Scotland’s leading Telecommunications company, Wellwood Communications are delighted to announce their relocation to new larger premises in Livingston on 1 August 2020.

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Applications now open for second stage of HMRC’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

The SEISS allowed the self-employed or members of a partnership to claim a taxable grant in July.

The second and final taxable grant is worth 70% of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total.

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Scottish Government responds to Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board proposals to mitigate Covid jobs impact

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Scottish Government has responded to the report by a sub-group of the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board that was asked to make recommendations to mitigate the labour market impacts from Covid-19.   

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New board member for DYW Fife adds vital expertise at difficult time for young Fifers

Monday, 10 August 2020

The head of a successful youth employability and jobs programme set up by CR Smith has been appointed to the board of Developing the Young Workforce, Fife, the initiative that links businesses and education. 

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Significant upturn in exam results for Fife College students

Monday, 10 August 2020

This year’s SQA exam results have seen a significant increase in the percentage of students getting A-C grades at Fife College.

Across National 5 and Higher exams there were twelve subject areas that saw a higher pass rate, leading to a near 12% increase overall on the number of students achieving good results.

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Fife Chamber members amongst the businesses registered for Eat Out to Help Out

Friday, 7 August 2020

Thousands of businesses across the country, including many Fife Chamber members, have registered to be part of the Eat Out to Help Out programme that will see the Treasury subside the cost of meals out during August to stimulate demand and protect jobs in the hospitality sector.   The scheme is currently due to run until 31st August and eligible businesses that have not yet registered to participate are urged to do so quickly to enjoy the ben

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Students across the world invited to virtually visit the University

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Prospective students from around the globe will have the opportunity to explore the University of Dundee and its campus from the comfort of their own home as the Undergraduate Open Days go online.

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Letter from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Exporters

Thursday, 6 August 2020

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP has written a letter to all businesses moving goods between the United Kingdom and the European Union and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, urging them to contact their local chamber of commerce for guidance.

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Fife software firm’s new platform for Scottish Procurement helping public bodies kickstart Covid-19 economy response

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

A new platform developed by Fife software consultancy Horisk Leslie Development for Scottish Procurement is helping Scotland’s public bodies embed sustainability requirements in their procurements, kickstarting the national economic recovery post-Covid-19.

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40 new apprentices to join Babcock’s Rosyth site

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, is set to welcome an additional 40 apprentices to its Rosyth facility later this year. 

The new recruits will support a variety of projects and business areas at Rosyth, from the Type 31 frigates to Advanced Manufacturing.

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