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New Licensing Laws For Short Term Lets In Scotland

Properties in Scotland used for short-term lets will need to get licences from local councils by 2024 under new laws tabled by the Scottish government.

Member News: Borrow Better this Christmas With Tail O’The Bank Credit Union

Tail O’ The Bank Credit Union's loan interest is calculated on a reducing balance, so you are charged interest on what you owe and not what you borrow, and that’s part of the credit union difference.

Scottish Youth Parliament Election Result

Inverclyde has elected two new members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Lifesaving Scheme Helps Property Firm To Kickstart Careers

A fast-growing property firm has praised a 'lifesaver' UK Government scheme, facilitated by Inverclyde Chamber, that helped it to bring in new staff following lockdown.

SCC Respond To Scottish Government COVID-19 Update

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce comments on the First Minister’s COVID-19 update to the Scottish Parliament, in which the Scottish Government confirmed there will not be an extension to the Vaccine Certification scheme from the 7th of December.

Kickstart Scheme Helps 140 Local Youngsters Into Work

MSP Jamie Greene has praised a UK-wide employability scheme that has helped 140 young people in Inverclyde back into work.

Tenant Support Fund Launched By Inverclyde Council

Tenants in Inverclyde who have fallen behind with rent payments due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now access a new £93,000 housing support fund.

SCC Comment On Scottish Government COVID-19 Update

Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has written to the First Minister ahead of the scheduled Scottish Government COVID-19 statement tomorrow, in which an update to Scotland’s COVID-19 Strategic Framework is due to be published.

New Strategy Sets Challenge To Boost Exports To £1Trillion

The UK Government has launched a new ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ plan to help businesses across the UK double exports and sell their world-class products around the globe.

Cruise Seminar Docks In Greenock

A cruise seminar bringing together representatives from the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors docked in Greenock to help businesses in Inverclyde and west-central Scotland prepare for visitors next year.

Member News: Bowman Rebecchi Expands Advertising Arm And Targets Further Growth After Hike In Revenue

Inverclyde’s largest independently owned property firm Bowman Rebecchi has celebrated two years in business with a substantial rise in revenues, expansion into residential letting, an office expansion, further recruitment and a sustained drive into the out-of-home advertising market.

New Crossing Improves Town Centre And Waterfront Links

Access between Greenock town centre and the waterfront has been improved thanks to a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

Care Worker Recruitment Event

Job hunters are being encouraged to check out a care worker recruitment event at an Inverclyde supermarket on Friday 19 November 2021. 

Scottish Business Taking Green Energy Message To The World

The Scottish Chamber of Commerce international network is leading a trade mission to the World Expo in Dubai that will showcase the country’s innovation in clean energy and sustainability. 

Member News: Employer Recruitment Sessions With The Trust

Inverclyde Development Trust is hosting employer recruitment sessions for The Beacon, Heron Bros and Connect to discuss their job opportunities and meet with prospective candidates.

Scotland Loses Nearly 20,000 Businesses During The First Year Of COVID-19

The Scottish Government has today published their Businesses in Scotland: 2021 report, which estimates that between March 2020 and March 2021, the number of businesses in Scotland decreased by 5.4%, a loss of nearly 20,000 businesses.

Kickstart Youth Jobless Plan Helps 100,000

More than 100,000 young people have so far started new roles under the government's £2bn Kickstart jobs scheme, latest figures show.

Business Ventilation Fund – Applications Open Next Week

The Scottish Government’s Business Ventilation Fund will aim to businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Greenock City Status Bid Backed

Greenock will be in the running to become a new city after the idea was supported by Inverclyde councillors.

SCC Responds To Scottish Government COVID-19 Update

Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce comments on the latest COVID-19 update from the First Minister, in which the Scottish Government confirmed the publication of a new Strategic Framework.

Member News: Cardwell Garden Centre Launches Christmas Video

A new video has been launched showing what Cardwell Garden Centre has to offer visitors in the run-up to Christmas.