September, 2021

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BCC welcomes delay to import checks but says much more work is needed

Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.

BCC: Firms facing acute hiring crisis

The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.

BCC Responds to ONS Trade Data - July 2021

Figures remain concerning. Taken in conjunction with German trade data from earlier this week, the UK is clearly doing less trade with the EU than 3 years ago.

BCC Forecast: Business investment set to be left behind

UK business investment is expected to decline this year due to damage to firms’ finances from the pandemic, a more onerous tax regime and concerns over possible future covid restrictions

Net zero and SMEs: how you can act now 

Getting to net zero requires action from governments all over the world, but small businesses have a massive part to play. This week’s blog on our net zero hub looks at what you can do now to play your part.

BCC opposed to planned ‘health and social care levy’

Businesses strongly oppose a rise in national insurance contributions as it will be a drag anchor on jobs growth at an absolutely crucial time.

BCC reacts to Lord Frost statement on NI Protocol latest

Businesses will welcome the relief that goods can move across to Northern Ireland without any additional disruption for the next few months