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BCC/DHL: Price pressures hitting manufacturing exporters

British Chambers of Commerce and DHL publish the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which reports that exchange rates and price pressures are forcing exporters to increase prices.

BCC: This cannot be ‘business as usual’ Chancellor

Ahead of the Autumn Budget on Monday, the British Chambers of Commerce is urging the Chancellor to take bold measures to bolster business investment, competitiveness and productivity in the face of Brexit headwinds.

No-deal Brexit will impact on both sides of the Channel, say BCC and Northern European Chambers

Ahead of a meeting with DEXEU Secretary Dominic Raab, The BCC and six Northern European Chambers of Commerce to urge negotiators to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Six months to Brexit: Major new BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in the event of ‘no deal’

One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly two-thirds of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit – and in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome many would cut investment and recruitment plans.

Mental health at work becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva

Almost 30% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.

UK set for pay rise, say BCC and Indeed

One in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed.

BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

Training and flexible working key to staff retention, says BCC and Indeed

Aside from staff pay, firms are more likely to increase their investment in training, and introduce more flexible working practices, in order to retain staff, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and recruitment company Indeed.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: recruitment difficulties and tougher trading conditions face firms amid sluggish UK growth

The British Chambers of Commerce publishes the results of its Quarterly Economic Survey for Q2 2018.

BCC: Credit ‘apathy’ restricting potential growth opportunities for SMEs

Over half of UK businesses have not attempted to apply for finance over the past year amid limited investment intentions and weakening cash flow, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with specialist finance provider, Wesleyan Bank.