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.

Baby loss charity launches ‘K for Kindness’ awareness campaign

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Local charity, Held In Our Hearts has launched their latest awareness campaign focusing on acts of kindness for the month of August. It is this attribute which the charity feels has helped them survive through the last 4 months – kindness to each other, kindness to the families they support, finding a way forward together.

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St Andrews graduates pass the cap

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

More than 1900 University of St Andrews students from over 80 countries took part in unique, virtual, on-line graduation celebrations at the end of July.

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Fife Chamber joins SCC campaign to call time on damaging and unfair US tariffs

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce network joins campaign to end US export tariffs

Scottish companies in a number of important business sectors have been absorbing unfair tariffs on their exports to America since October 2019 because of a trade dispute between the US and the EU.  This additional 25% tax is having a dramatic effect on businesses here in Fife and across the rest of Scotland.

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Stagecoach East Scotland: updated information for customers

Monday, 3 August 2020

Stagecoach East Scotland has today issued updated information advice for its customers on timetables, accessing service information and buying tickets. 

Timetables  

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Kingdom Celebrates Investors In People Gold Status

Monday, 3 August 2020

Fife based Kingdom Housing Association has achieved the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investors In People, making it one of the best employers to work for in the UK.

Reflecting its strategic objective of being an employer of choice, Gold accreditation demonstrates Kingdom’s commitment to supporting and developing its people, to creating sustainable success and to continuous improvement.

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Businesses need to act now to be ready for 2021 border rule changes

Monday, 3 August 2020

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in December this year. It is vital that businesses take action now to get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.

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Dunedin Advisory's Restructuring Tool for Sole Traders and Partnerships

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

As unincorporated businesses navigate their way through the adverse financial impact of Covid-19 in Scotland, it may be necessary to consider a formal mechanism to put a repayment plan in place – Business DAS (debt arrangement scheme).

Our Director - , Jill Glen, sets out some key considerations.

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Kingdom Housing Association’s Pioneering Homelessness Initiative Adopted South Of The Border

Monday, 27 July 2020

Kingdom Housing Association’s groundbreaking Naumann Initiative has been adopted by PA Housing.

The Naumann Initiative aims to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment by offering a homeless person a job and a home as well as support with any complex needs or barriers to sustaining their tenancy.

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Funding to reduce carbon emissions announced by UK Government

Monday, 27 July 2020

The UK Government has announced that industry will receive £350 million to help it cut down carbon emissions to tackle climate change.  The funding was announced by the Prime Minister as part of his Government’s long-term plan to reach net zero by 2050.  The transition from natural gas to clean hydrogen power and more use of innovative materials in heavy industry are two of the initiatives that will be supported by the funding.

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce launches International Trade portal

Monday, 27 July 2020

Companies who are looking to boost their international trade and export prospects have an exciting new tool they can use to identify new opportunities following the launch of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) online international trade portal.  Export Hub Scotland lists current inward and outward trade missions that are being developed across the SCC’s network of local chambers of commerce.

Click here to visit the portal.

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