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June, 2018

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BCC: new momentum needed from both sides for Brexit breakthrough

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments ahead of the European Council meeting, where Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address other EU leaders tonight.

BCC: Firms in the dark on customs declarations

Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the publication of the NAO report on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

BCC: Heathrow decision demonstrates UK still open for business

Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the vote to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport.

BCC: delay roll-out of Making Tax Digital

Ten months ahead of its planned introduction, an alarmingly high proportion of UK businesses have little or no awareness of HM Revenue and Customs’ flagship Making Tax Digital project, according to new research released today by the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Avalara.

BCC: Apprenticeship Levy reform step in the right direction, but more to do

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the announcement by Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Anne Milton, on lifting some restrictions on the transfer of apprenticeship service funds.

Guidance on EU nationals a positive step, says BCC

Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the draft proposals for the Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals, published by the Home Office.

BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis.

Immigration relaxation for doctors a welcome first step, says BCC

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce comments on reports that the Home Office is to exclude non-EU doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 visa cap,

BCC comments on Apprenticeship starts

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the apprenticeship and levy statistics for June 2018, issued today by the Department for Education.

BCC comments on inflation figures for May 2018

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics, responds to the latest inflation figures released by the Office for National Statistics.