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July, 2019

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BCC/Totaljobs: Business appetite to recruit strong but recruitment difficulties can’t be ignored

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards.

BCC comments on high-speed rail announcement

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the Prime Minister's announcement that the government will fund a high-speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester.

BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business

Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address on arrival in Downing Street to boost business confidence and stimulate the UK economy.

BCC comments on announcement of new Prime Minister

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the announcement that Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister.

BCC and Indeed: Cost and administrative burden of employment continues to climb

Business is calling on the next Prime Minister to reduce the unsustainable cost of employing people in the UK. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of firms report the cost burden of employment has increased compared to five years ago, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.

Key Future of Work Trends for 2019 and Beyond: Embrace New Dynamics & Create New Experiences

Dell Small Business are proud sponsors of the 2019 Best Use of Technology Chamber Business Award Category. This week they write about The Future of Work and explore how emerging technologies and demographic changes are impacting work and the way it is done.

BCC comments on inflation statistics

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the inflation statistics for June 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics.

BCC comments on GDP and trade statistics

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published today by the ONS.

BCC and Indeed: Immigration proposals could exacerbate labour shortages

Over half of UK businesses with staff from outside the UK would be negatively impacted by government proposals for the UK’s future immigration system, according to new research released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.

BCC comments on Lord Heseltine’s report on future of devolution

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on Lord Heseltine’s new report on the future of devolution in England .