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March, 2020

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BCC responds to Coronavirus business support measures

Responding to the package of government announcements to help businesses affected by Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:

BCC forecast: Coronavirus could further weaken UK economy

UK economic growth is expected to slow sharply in 2020 amid disruption caused by the impact of Coronavirus, according to the latest economic forecast by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

BCC responds to the Housing Secretary's planning White Paper

Responding today to the Housing Secretary's announcement on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's 'Planning for the future' White Paper, which will be released in Spring, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the BCC, said:

BCC responds to the 2020 Budget

The British Chambers of Commerce provides its full response to the 2020 Budget.

BCC responds to interest rate cut

BCC Director General responds to the Bank of England's announcement that interest rates will be cut from 0.75% to 0.25% in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

BCC welcomes the Government's £1 billion Shared Rural Network

Welcoming the Government’s announcement today of a £1 billion agreement to take 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK landmass by the end of 2025, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE elected BCC President

Business leader Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has today (Thursday 5th March) been elected President of the British Chambers of Commerce.

Dr Adam Marshall: take bold steps to help UK business thrive

BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall will call on the UK government to sweep away barriers to business growth and investment at the leading business organisation’s Annual Conference 2020.