Chamber News


Here you will find recent news articles from across the Chamber network including Ayrshire Chamber, Scottish Chambers and British Chambers.


Please find the new Q&A on the rates reliefs and grants here.


BCC Coronavirus Support Hub 

Scottish Government Coronavirus Support for Businesses in Scotland


MARCH 2020

Address on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland - Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop

ABI Guidance On Unoccupied Properties

Scottish Government - Additional Guidance From Scottish Government On Business Closures

ConsumerAdvice.Scot - CoronaVirus Advice for Consumers

ITV News - What should you do if you think you have Coronavirus

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) FAQs for SMEs

WEBINAR - Green Cross Training Mental Health and Working from Home Webinar

CIPHE - Advice for tradespeople from the Plumbing and Heating Industry

SCC comment on covid-19 announcements made by the Scottish Government 18.03.20

SCC comment on new covid-19 package of support announced by the UK Government

SCC additional comment on £320 million Covid-19 package of support

SCC welcomes £320 package of support for businesses in Scotland

Immediate action in response to COVID-19

SCC calls for UK Budget to restore confidence and unlock investment across the UK 



SCC Comment on the draft Scottish Budget for 2020-21

SCC sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget


Scottish Chambers of Commerce reacts to mixed results of Holyrood rates vote

SCC responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on a future trade deal with the EU



BCC Brexit Briefing

BCC Comment on the UK's official departure from the EU 

SCC Comment on release of Migration Advisory Committee Report

SCC Quartery Economic Indicator Q4                 View Ayrshire Report

SCC responds to the Chancellor’s comment on post-Brexit regulation

SCC Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill Open Letter 

SCC New Year Message from Dr Liz Cameron OBE



BCC Comments on Queens Speech

BCC Open Letter to Rt Hon Boris Johnson

Weak GDP Growth Forecast for 2020 as Business Investment Falls

The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit Consultation

Election 2019 - Scottish Parties

Election 2019 - UK Parties

Employers Advice for Xmas Parties



UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs 

Barclays toasts to Isle of Arran Distillers

SCC Supports Deal to make Whisky in China

The Coig Newsletter

SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey Q3        View Ayrshire Report Here



BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2019       View Report Here

BCC comments on No-Deal Readiness



SCC Comment on Programme for Government 2019-2020

Document Data Group merge with Ivory Solutions

Scotland’s Tree Festival returns to Ayrshire & Arran

The west goes wild for coasts and waters

In good company - Ayrshire & Arran tourism businesses shortlisted for Scottish Thistle Awards


JULY 2019

New Hebridean Whale Trail launches on Scotland's west coast       Hebridean Whale Trail Map

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce are taking a trade mission to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on 30th September - click for details

Workforce Survey


JUNE 2019

VisitScotland Competition

Barclays Launches First Scotland Pilot to Supercharge Economies in Local Towns

Quest - Chamber HR

Moneycorp FX


MAY 2019

SCC Comment on Scottish Government’s U-Turn on Air Departure Tax

AA Roadside Assistance

Exchange Rate Risk Management

Opening of New Capability at Merck’s Irvine site

SCC Comment on Prime Minster