Latest news from the British Chambers of Commerce

BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

23 October 2017 - 1:15am
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity.

What makes an inspirational leader?

20 October 2017 - 11:12am
Chris Horlick discusses how to grow from founding a start-up to leading a team

BCC comments on inflation figures for September 2017

17 October 2017 - 10:18am
Commenting on the Consumer Price Index for September 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Q3 2017 Quarterly Economic Survey

13 October 2017 - 9:01am
The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on more than 7,100 responses from companies in Q3 2017 – shows that despite improvements in the manufacturing sector, the UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017. In the manufacturing sector, the proportion of firms reporting improved domestic sales and orders both rose in the quarter to their highest level since Q1 2015. Export sales and orders also improved, as stronger recent economic growth in a number of key markets has helped support demand for UK products. However, in the services sector, traditionally the main driver of UK economic growth, domestic sales and orders remained static in Q3, as did the sector’s employment expectations, investment in training, and confidence in profitability and turnover. Almost all services indicators remain below their pre-EU referendum levels, with consumer-focused businesses reporting weaker growth rates compared to B2B firms.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Manufacturing boost fails to lift UK growth

13 October 2017 - 1:00am
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Friday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey.

Adam Marshall: Great global trading nations need great foundations

12 October 2017 - 10:39am
At his keynote speech at the BCC International Trade Summit, taking place today (Thursday) at The Vox in Birmingham, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall said:

BCC comments on UK trade statistics for September 2017

10 October 2017 - 10:15am
Commenting on the trade statistics for September 2017, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

BCC comments on trade and customs white papers

10 October 2017 - 9:30am
Commenting on the publication of the trade and customs white papers, Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Which firms are most impacted by employment costs?

10 October 2017 - 4:15am
David Bharier, Business Insight Manager at the British Chambers of Commerce, looks at some of the highlights from our 2017 Workforce Survey.

BCC comments on Prime Minister’s speech

4 October 2017 - 1:14pm
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

BCC comments on Chancellor’s speech

2 October 2017 - 1:03pm
Commenting on the Chancellor’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns Conservatives

2 October 2017 - 4:15am
The British Chambers of Commerce calls on the Conservative party to demonstrate competence and coherence, as the governing party convenes in Manchester.

BCC Workforce Survey 2017: Apprenticeship Levy

29 September 2017 - 3:00am
On 29 September 2017, BCC, in partnership with Middlesex University London, releases part three of its annual workforce survey, which looks at how businesses are adapting to the Apprenticeship Levy.

BCC: New apprenticeship system is increasing costs and uncertainty for business

29 September 2017 - 1:15am
Six months after its introduction, businesses remain in the dark about how best to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, according to a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with Middlesex University London.

Labour Party Conference: BCC reacts to Jeremy Corbyn speech

27 September 2017 - 2:15pm
Commenting on the Leader of the Opposition's keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Money Purchase Annual Allowance - an explanation

27 September 2017 - 4:00am
Bernadette Lewis, Financial Planning Manager for Scottish Widows, writes about how further restrictions to the MPAA can affect employers.

BCC comments on McDonnell, Starmer speeches at Labour Party Conference

25 September 2017 - 1:06pm
Commenting on Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

BCC comments on Prime Minister’s Florence speech

22 September 2017 - 3:41pm
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech in Florence, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

British and Finnish Chambers in joint call to minimise potential Brexit trade barriers

14 September 2017 - 10:38am
On the occasion of the visit of a high-level Finnish business delegation to London, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Finnish Chambers of Commerce (Kauppakamari) are today (14 September 2017) jointly calling for UK and EU negotiators to minimise trade barriers - and prioritise shared economic ties beyond Brexit.

BCC Workforce Survey 2017: Skills Shortages

13 September 2017 - 11:37am
On 13 September 2017, BCC, in partnership with Middlesex University London, releases part two of its annual workforce survey, which looks at how businesses try to plug skills and labour shortages.

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