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BCC WELCOMES LAUNCH OF UK-GULF CO-OPERATION COUNCIL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS 

These negotiations are likely to be more complex than the others recently undertaken by the UK Government. But they also have the potential for a greater uplift for exporters across the UK, particularly in services and emerging technology.

ECONOMY ON A KNIFE EDGE AS INFLATION KEEPS CLIMBING

Inflation is set to continue upwards, with a further rise in the energy price cap yet to come, leaving businesses with mounting economic uncertainty, alongside labour shortages.

UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ON FUTURE OF STANDARDS MARKING SYSTEM

There is some way to go before businesses will have complete assurance about the operation of the new markings systems.

Chamber LGBTQ+ celebrates Pride Month 2022

​June is a month when we see businesses across the UK painting their usually untouchable brand livery all shades of rainbow in support of LGBTQ+ employees, customers and stakeholders.

WTO AGREEMENTS MUST NOW DELIVER PROGRESS

The BCC is calling for agreements reached at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference to be translated into real change for businesses.

BCC Team Update: Claire Walker and Hannah Essex

Shevaun Haviland, Director General, congratulates Claire Walker and Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director for Advocacy, on their new role as Co-CEO for UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre.

BCC responds to increase in Interest Rates

"While expected, the decision to raise the interest rate will add further concern to businesses amid a weakened economic outlook, soaring cost pressures, and labour shortages.

RECORD VACANCIES MOUNT PRESSURE ON SHORT-STAFFED BUSINESSES

An increasingly tight labour market means it’s much harder for employers to fill job vacancies – impacting on their ability to operate normally and retain skills in the business.

New Digital Economy Agreement  with Singapore a step in the right direction

The UK Government must now work closely with the Chamber Network over the coming months to ensure that smaller firms are able to extract the widest possible benefits from this agreement.

BCC: Upswing In Trade Must Be Sustained

It is heartening to see an increase in the rate of exports to the EU and the rest of the world. Nevertheless, continued progress is needed to meet the Office of Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) forecast of a net increase in UK exports of 9% across the whole of 2022.

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