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September, 2021

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BCC responds to Leader of the Opposition Speech at Labour Party Conference

Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Leader of the Opposition is right to focus on business conditions that would help small and medium-sized firms. Businesses will welcome the focus on digital skills, investment in R&D and the need to make Brexit work. However, despite the warm rhetoric, what firms really need are concrete, costed proposals and meaningful detail on delivery.”

BCC responds to Labour’s business rates proposals

Businesses welcome any attempt to blunt the rise in business rates and the prospect of a more fundamental reform of a broken system. Chamber businesses have been calling for reform for years.

‘A Thimble Of Water To Put Out A Bonfire’ - BCC On Temporary Visas For Drivers And Food Workers

BCC President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Government has made clear its priority is to transition from a reliance on EU workers to a focus on the domestic workforce, and businesses have been ready to participate in this, but it is a long-term project. “A managed transition, with a plan agreed between government and business, should have been in place from the outset. Instead, the supply of EU labour was turned off with no clear roadmap as to how this transition would be managed without disruption to services and supply chains.

Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help

Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there. Smart meters send your gas and electricity readings directly to your energy supplier, saving you time to focus on other jobs.

BCC calls for summit to resolve supply chain crunch

The supply chain disruption must not be allowed to worsen over the next few months in the run up to Christmas.

BCC says government must step up on energy supply security

Government must do all it can to safeguard security of supply and ensure that customers and suppliers have access to the support they need to weather this difficult period.

BCC welcomes DIT’s five-point plan for digital trade

Business can benefit from greater UK Government support for cross-border data flows in any new free trade agreements it establishes but data adequacy with the EU must be retained.

Survey finds businesses have yet to enact environmental or social value strategy as COP 26 looms

Research published by the British Chambers of Commerce and SUEZ reveals a significant disconnect between UK businesses’ awareness of the importance of an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach and how many have these policies in place.

BCC welcomes new rules on international travel restrictions

The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.  

BCC says business left in the dark on winter Covid contingency plan

Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.