Scottish Chambers of Commerce survey suggests 2018 will be a good year for the Scottish Economy


Though apparently accepting the meaningfulness of those useless GDP estimates, a survey of Scottish businesses carried out for the SCC gives cause for optimism in the year ahead. Here’s what they said without providing any detail:

‘The cause of such optimism? The Scottish Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic indicator. It is suggesting that the nation’s businesses are coping admirably in the face of much uncertainty (for uncertainty, read Brexit). Among the sectors providing much optimism are manufacturing, financial and business services.’

In a linked report available in the full text at the url above, the optimistic headline is then swamped with a trail of ‘ah buts’ but still no sign of the positive indicators the two positives headline suggests they had gathered – strange?

Why haven’t they given us any numbers? Are they too good for us?


2 thoughts on “Scottish Chambers of Commerce survey suggests 2018 will be a good year for the Scottish Economy

  1. Clydebuilt January 20, 2018 / 9:46 am

    OT hard to believe but the following article is in the Herald . . .

    By the Herald group business Editor Ian McConnell. . . For some time he has been turning out balanced articles ( for the print edition) that have done the SNP no harm . . . (telling the truth is a positive for the party) . . . However he has disappeared from the paper, thought he must’ve been locked up in the broom cupboard . But here he is turning up again with a good article. I didn’t get yesterday’s Herald so don’t know if this was in the print edition. One things God sure his article would be on the back page.


    • johnrobertson834 January 20, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks, I’d forgotten about him. Still seems to be on the staff.


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