SCC response to Scottish Government Emergency Budget Review
Commenting on the Emergency Budget Review Statement delivered by the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“The Deputy First Minister is right to recognise the real challenges that businesses are facing stemming from inflation, rising energy costs and supply chain issues.
“The business community has expressed concerns over the impact of new regulations being brought in at a time where they face intense cost pressures. The commitment from the Scottish Government to seek a balance is a step in the right direction. We will continue to engage with Ministers on how to redress the balance to ensure Scottish businesses are not burdened with additional regulations during this current economic crisis.
“The scale of the challenge means we need a joint UK-wide response which makes the Chancellor’s announcement on 17th November absolutely critical, particularly on how support for energy bills will be managed beyond April 2023.”