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January, 2021

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BCC welcomes plan to join Pacific free trade area

BCC Director General, Adam Marshall, responds to plans by the government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

BCC responds to latest HMRC furlough statistics

BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex responds to the latest statistics from HMRC on usage of the government’s Job Retention Scheme up until 31 December 2020.

BCC comment on proposals for hotel quarantine

Commenting on the government’s proposal to quarantine passengers entering the UK in hotels, Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said:

BCC/Totaljobs: Increase in businesses attempting to recruit in Q4 despite November lockdown, while some sectors left behind

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that while there was a modest improvement in the overall number of businesses attempting to recruit in Q4, sectoral disparities remain.

BCC responds to changes to the government’s Kickstart scheme

BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall responds to changes to the government’s Kickstart scheme, including removing the 30 job threshold for employers.

BCC welcomes proposal for increased business role in Further Education

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper.

BCC responds to ONS GDP figures for November

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on GDP figures for November 2020 published today by the ONS.

British Chambers of Commerce call on Chancellor to provide urgent help to businesses on their knees

The BCC is calling on the Government to provide more financial support to businesses across the UK facing a bleak future from the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2020: Business conditions remain weak and show no signs of improvement for vast majority of firms

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity.

BCC responds to announcement of new lockdown business support 

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the announcement of support for businesses.