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When you join Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, you’re joining the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) network of Chambers throughout Scotland.

Working together with the network, the SCC engages with decision-makers to influence policy, ensuring the interests of all businesses are represented.

One of the main ways we do this is through the SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator, which invites all members to submit their views every three months.

The survey, conducted by Scottish Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute, is Scotland’s longest-running economic survey of its kind.

The latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey for Q3 of 2019 has just been published and shows that businesses continue to struggle due to factors caused by Brexit uncertainty.

Confidence remains on a downward trend in most sectors compared to the same period last year.

Yet businesses, particularly in the financial and business services sector, are
cautiously optimistic that a positive outcome to Brexit on 31 October could start restoring confidence in the Scottish economy.

Commenting on the results, Tim Allan, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: ‘What employers need more than ever is for Scottish and UK governments to hone their focus on the needs of the economy.

‘Scotland in particular suffers a long-standing problem of slower economic growth relative to England and poor productivity compared to global
peers.

‘We urgently need to correct these trends if Scotland is to deliver an inclusive economy that provides the jobs, skills and prosperity for current and future generations.’

Make sure your voice is heard and benefit from being part of a supportive business network that stands up for your business. Join your local Chamber online or call us on
01397 705 765.