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Which Issues Are Impacting Your Business?

Have your voice heard by taking just a few minutes to share your views in the first Scottish Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic indicator of 2024.   

Only by sharing your insights can the Chamber network really understand the key issues affecting our business community.

The data that Inverness and Highland businesses give are fed into a national picture and used by Scottish and British Chambers of Commerce to influence policymakers in Holyrood and Westminster to support our collective interests.

In addition, if we gain a strong number of Inverness Chamber responses, a separate report can be generated, and our unique issues can be represented by Scottish and British Chambers.

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce quarterly business survey is the longest running in Scotland as well as being among the most well regarded and respected trackers of business conditions in the Scottish economy.

The quarterly economic indicator for the final months of 2023 showed that concerns from predominately small and medium firms have “eased slightly” but called on Ministers to address “stagnant” economic growth as figures show businesses face continued pressure from inflation, investment and cashflow.

Coverage of the report included  STV News online, The Scotsman and The Herald and asked why the Scottish Government did not replicate business rates reliefs introduced south of the border.  Stephen Leckie, president of the SCC, said: “Companies will be grappling with the increased tax burden of working in Scotland, making it more challenging to retain and attract talent” following the introduction of a new income tax band.

Finally, as a thank you for completing the survey, there is also a chance to win to win either: £100 for a charity of your choice, or a £100 voucher for a supermarket of your choice.

Take the survey here.

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