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July, 2018

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Why the Bank of England should tread carefully on interest rates

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the BCC, explains why the Bank of England should tread carefully on interest rates.

BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

BCC responds to Local Enterprise Partnership review

Mike Spicer, BCC Director of Research and Economics, responds to the Government’s Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships report, which sets out changes to LEPs, the local growth bodies that oversee significant economic development funding across England,

Training and flexible working key to staff retention, says BCC and Indeed

Aside from staff pay, firms are more likely to increase their investment in training, and introduce more flexible working practices, in order to retain staff, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and recruitment company Indeed.

BCC comments on inflation figures for June 2018

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the inflation statistics for June 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics.

BCC: business alarm on potential Brexit VAT bombshell

Director General Adam Marshall comments on the passage of amendments to the Customs Bill, which commit the government to fully separating the UK from the EU VAT regime.

BCC: UK wage growth undermined by poor productivity

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the labour market figures for July 2018, published today by the ONS.

BCC appoints Claire Walker and Hannah Essex as Co-Executive Directors of Policy and Campaigns

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the leading UK business organisation, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Walker and Hannah Essex as Co-Executive Directors of Policy and Campaigns.

BCC on Brexit White Paper: time to translate ambition into answers for business

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the release of the UK government’s long-awaited White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship.

BCC comments on new monthly GDP statistics and trade figures

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the new monthly GDP statistics and key short-term indicators for May 2018, published today by the ONS.