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SCC Responds To COVID-19 Vaccine Certification And International Travel Restrictions

Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 update and confirmation of additional settings where vaccine certification will be required.

Survey Over Whether Greenock Should Enter City Contest

Should Greenock become a city? That’s the question being posed in a survey produced by Inverclyde Council.

SCC Responds To Scottish Government Update On ‘Green Ports’

Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce comments on the Scottish Government’s update on the progress of the establishment of Green Ports in Scotland.

Member News: Clyde Eats App Creators Want To Give Back To Local Causes

A Sister act who have created an innovative food ordering mobile phone app for Inverclyde say the more support they receive from the community the more they can give back.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

If you are a small- or medium-sized business, you may be entitled to reclaim the costs of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for sickness absence due to COVID-19.

SCC Calls For Extension To DRS Implementation

In a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson, Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have called on the Scottish Government to delay the implementation of its planned Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

International Business Mission To Italy (Online)

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce is inviting applications from Scottish businesses to participate in their next Virtual Trade Mission to Italy on 20th October 2021, with a market overview session being held on Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Slight Increase In Scotland’s Employment Rate

The number of people in work in Scotland rose slightly during the summer as job vacancies hit a record high, according to official figures.

Checks On Goods Imported From The EU Delayed Again

The UK Government is to delay introducing post-Brexit checks on food and farming imports to England, Scotland and Wales, blaming Covid disruption and pressure on global supply chains.

Scottish Economy Grows 4.7% In The Second Quarter Of 2021

Scotland’s GDP in real terms during the second quarter of 2021 grew by 4.7% compared to the previous quarter. Over the same period, the total UK GDP grew by 4.8%. 

Council Leader Seeking Answers From Government Minister Over Shipyard Ferry Snub

Local politicians have reacted with dismay after it emerged that Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow is not among shipyards being invited to bid for a major Government ferry contract.

Member News: Glasgow Children’s Hospital Patients Watch In Amazement As Superheroes Rappel Down Building

Patients at Glasgow Children's Hospital watched in amazement as superheroes rappelled down the side of the building.

Webinars For Importers Of Food And Drink Products From EU To Great Britain

Defra is hosting a series of free webinars to explain what you need to do to import the following products from the EU to Great Britain from […]

Vaccine Certification Scheme Approved By The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament has approved the use of Coronavirus vaccination certificates to enter some events and higher risk venues.

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

All applicants must be based in Scotland and involved in the production, programming and/or touring of theatre and dance.

Companies Urged To File Accounts Early And Online To Avoid Delays

September is always a busy time with many companies due to file accounts with Companies House before the end of the month.

SCC Respond To Publication Of 2021-2022 Programme For Government

Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to the publication of the Scottish Government’s 2021-2022 Programme for Government.

Scottish Goverment Publishes Programme for Government 2021-2022

The Scottish Government have published their 2021-2022 Programme for Government.

ICC Announces Latest International Trade Mission To Italy

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce has announced its next International Trade Mission to Italy, following the success of its inaugural mission to Colombia earlier this year.

Women’s Safety Survey Launched

Women and girls in Inverclyde are being encouraged to have their say on their safety when out and about across the area.

Prestwick Spaceport Reveals Plans To Become Europe’s Leading Space ub

Prestwick Spaceport has revealed plans to become Europe's leading space hub, as it steps up operational efforts and launches partner discussions.