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SCC Demands Clarity on Key Constitutional Issues

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive Liz Cameron gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on the second day of their visit to Scotland to gather evidence for their inquiry into the economic effects of Scottish Independence on the United Kingdom. Liz Cameron addressed the committee on a range of constitutional issues.  Speaking afterwards, Liz Cameron said: 'To make a decision about Scottish independence, businesses wants and needs answers.  We require not only the Scottish Government, but also the UK Government to set out the parameters within which they see any post-referendum negotiations taking place.  The UK government has now agreed to this referendum, but if it wants to see the UK kept together, it too must make its case. 'I am delighted that my fellow panellists agreed with Scottish Chambers of Commerce that continued membership of the EU is of huge advantage to Scottish businesses.  Whatever the outcome of the referendum, ensuring that this can continue is a priority. 'Issues about currency, about the European Union, about regulation, and about the liabilities of a new Scottish state, will have a huge impact on the views of business and their decisions about Scottish independence.  Definitive answers may not be forthcoming on some of these points until any post referendum negotiations take place, but we look forward to engaging with both governments and with the wider policy community as we work towards clarity.  'Businesses' decision-making must be able to be driven by data and facts, not emotions.  Businesses must be able to assess all options, to identify opportunities and any risks; only this will enable them to effectively reach a view. 'Throughout 2013, discussion and debate will be taking place in Chambers of Commerce across Scotland, resulting in detailed questions which SCC will be putting to both sides of the constitutional debate, and both governments.'

26/10/12

AWPR Decision Must Pave Way for Radical Reform

Welcoming the decision by the Supreme Court that paves the way for the eventual progress of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 'Business across Scotland and particularly those in the North East will welcome this decision by the Supreme Court.  The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will help to facilitate greater opportunity and prosperity in the North East of Scotland and this common sense judgement should at last allow the needs of the vast majority of those in and around Aberdeen and Grampian to prevail. 'Quite frankly it is an affront to our planning and legal processes that this essential development has been delayed for so long by the spurious arguments of a tiny minority, whose case has been dismissed time and time again at every forum at which it has been considered.  Action is needed now to stop this costly farce from ever happening again. 'The ball should now be squarely in the court of the Scottish Government and their indicative timetable reveals that they expect this project to be completed by spring 2018.  We urge them to proceed with haste. 'It is unacceptable that a vital infrastructure project that was announced by the then Scottish Executive in January 2003 should take over 15 years to be completed.  Scotland deserves and requires better from its planning and legal systems.  Lessons from this debacle must be learnt and implemented forthwith.'

19/10/12

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