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BCC Welcomes Suspension of Tariffs Following UK-US Boeing-Airbus Agreement

BCC says the suspension of tariffs is welcome news but more must be done to resolve the long-running dispute

BCC issues blueprint for economic recovery and says global trade can be a key driver 

New Director-General, Shevaun Haviland, says action is needed to boost UK trade, unlock the blockages in the skills training system and build a greener and more sustainable economy.

BCC responds to UK-Australia announcement of Agreement in Principle on Trade

BCC says businesses will welcome the Agreement in Principle as a positive step forward but there is a long way to go before a free trade deal is signed.

Support for Businesses Must Continue - BCC Responds to Roadmap Delay

Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Businesses will be disappointed by this setback to the reopening in England. This delay to the removal of restrictions will come as a hammer blow to those firms who must remain closed, and to those who continue to see their ability to trade severely restricted.

BCC Congratulates Former Director General Dr Adam Marshall on CBE

The British Chambers of Commerce is delighted that its former Director General Dr Adam Marshall, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to UK business.

BCC Forecast: UK set for an uneven economic recovery, despite record GDP growth

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Thursday) released its latest economic forecast which predicts UK GDP growth for 2021 of 6.8%, which if realised would be the strongest outturn since official records began in 1949.1 If covid restrictions continue to be released, UK GDP growth will be strongest over Q2 2021 and Q3 2021. The UK economy is then expected to return to its pre-pandemic level in Q1 2022 with growth of 5.1% projected for next year.

Small Business Confidence Rising but Fears Over Future Lockdowns Remain, Finds BCC/Funding Circle Survey

UK small businesses are increasingly confident in their ability to grow and power the economic recovery, although many still have fears about the ongoing impact of Covid restrictions. This comes according to new data published today by the British Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform.

Survey shows wide differences in approach to adopting flexible working practices during pandemic

New figures from the BCC show two thirds (66%) of businesses surveyed were offering remote working to employees, but there are major sectoral differences in the results.

BCC says long overdue plans for rail reform a step in the right direction

BCC believes plans for rail reform can give industry the confidence to invest for the future and ensure that the needs of the passenger come first.  

BCC Reacts To Latest UK Labour Market Figures

Commenting on ONS Labour Market statistics for May 2021, published today, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said: “The decline in the unemployment rate and the rise in payroll employment is further confirmation that the UK jobs market is now more resilient to the ongoing restrictions.

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