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.

Maggie’s Fife is going Virtual this Christmas with its first ever Elf Family Fun Run!

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Elves Assemble! 

Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer in Fife, is delighted to announce that its hosting its first ever VIRTUAL Elf Family Fun Run.

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Young Person’s Guarantee Plan launched and Flexible Workforce Development Fund extended

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

The Scottish Government has set a target that, within two years, every person aged between 16 and 24 will have the opportunity, depending on their circumstances, to study; take up an apprenticeship, job or work experience; or participate in formal volunteering. 

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Are you ready for trading with and hiring from the EU?

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

With the latest round of negotiations underway to agree a trade deal between the UK and the EU ahead of the end of the Brexit Transition period on 31st December 2020, time is running out to get your business prepared.  

The British Chambers of Commerce has highlighted key points that businesses importing or exporting goods from or to the EU needs to review to get ready for the changes that are coming on 1st January:

What is my EORI Number?

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Travel Industry Issues 'Plea for Support' to Scottish Government

Monday, 16 November 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has written to the Scottish Government outlining Key Asks to support the travel industry. In a letter addressed to the Minister for Business, Fair Work & Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have asked for: 

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Annual Investment Allowance limit extended until 1 January 2022

Monday, 16 November 2020

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) was temporarily increased to £1m for a two-year period and was due to end on 31 December 2020. However, the Treasury has announced that this will be extended by a further year, until 1 January 2022.

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Campion Homes recognised in London Stock Exchange publication

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Campion Homes are absolutely delighted to be identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020”.

An annual publication, recognising some of the UK’s most dynamic small and medium sized businesses, this report acknowledges companies who have demonstrated a positive revenue growth and who continually rise to any challenge with resilience and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Scots invited to get the buzz on insect farming in introductory events from Zero Waste Scotland

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Whether you’re considering a change of career or have an interest in innovative ways to solve the global climate crisis, you could be among the swarms of Scots getting smart on insect farming thanks to events from Zero Waste Scotland this month.

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University of St Andrews shortlisted by The Meetings Industry Association for the miaList2020 Team Award

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The Accommodation, Conferences & Events team University of St Andrews has been shortlisted for the Meetings Industry Association (mia)

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Businesses hit again as Fife moves into Tier 3

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that Fife will move from Tier 2 to Tier 3 restrictions following its latest review.  The change will take effect from Friday and the new restrictions will remain in force for at least 2 to 4 weeks.

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Developing a modern workforce in Fife: Employer Survey

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Fife Chamber Premier Partner Fife College plays a critical role in the local economy by giving employers a workforce with the right skills.  The College is keen to ensure its future skills and training provision is what local businesses need and that its communications are effective so its partnership with and local companies is strengthened further.   They are asking for your help in achieving this by participating in a short survey.

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