03/12/12

Commenting on the indication that the Treasury is set to provide £70m of new money to support the UK’s export drive at this week’s Autumn Statement, British Chambers of Commerce Director General John Longworth said:

“We are pleased that the Chancellor is listening to our call for greater investment in trade and export support, which can help companies break into new markets across the globe. Exporting businesses will welcome the commitment of new funding, as long as it is used to help them strengthen their exporting capability and to exploit opportunities in fast-growing markets overseas.

“We also welcome the fact that the Government recognises the crucial role played by Chambers of Commerce, both here in the UK and overseas, as a unique resource for exporters – and as the first port of call for traders the world over." 

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) sits at the heart of a powerful nationwide network of 51 Accredited Chambers of Commerce, serving over 104,000 businesses across the UK, which employ over five million people. For more information visit: www.britishchambers.org.uk

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