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May, 2020

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BCC responds to  changes to Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the Chancellor’s announcement today (29th May) on additional changes that will be made to the Job Retention Scheme from July onwards.

BCC responds to the launch of the government’s Test and Trace programme

Commenting on the announcement of the government’s Test and Trace Coronavirus programme, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:

BCC responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on reopening of the retail sector

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the phased reopening of the retail sector in England, related workplace guidance and enforcement powers.

BCC responds to 14-day quarantine for air passengers

Responding to the planned government announcement of a 14-day quarantine for all air passengers arriving in the UK, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

Meet the team - James Martin, Director of Policy

BCC's new Director of Policy, James Martin shares some thoughts in his first week.

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms begin to reopen but one in ten cannot implement government guidance safely

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of firms surveyed are in a position to partially restart operations as lockdown restrictions are eased.

BCC responds to publication of UK trade tariffs

BCC director general Adam Marshall responds to the publication of the UK Global Tariff that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021.

BCC responds to extension of the CLBILS scheme

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the extension of the CLBILS scheme, including extending the lending limit to £200m.

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms ready to embrace ‘new normal’ but government support must adapt

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work.

BCC responds to launch of government guarantee to support provision of trade credit insurance

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the launch of a temporary government backed guarantee to support the provision of trade credit insurance for businesses