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Weak GDP growth forecast for 2020 as business investment falls

UK economic growth in 2020 is forecast to slow to its weakest rate since the financial crisis as higher government spending struggles to offset falling business investment, weakening net trade and sluggish consumer spending.

British firms hit by power cuts even as electricity demand set to rise

Businesses are hampered by an unreliable electricity supply according to a survey of more than 1,000 business leaders published today by British Chambers of Commerce and Drax.

UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs

Business satisfaction rates fall, underlining need for parties to make good on infrastructure promises

BCC/Totaljobs: Skills shortages impacting businesses but labour market remains buoyant

UK’s largest survey of employers reveals that UK firms continue to face recruitment difficulties as skills shortages persist

Parties must reignite business confidence and investment at this election, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce has today launched '2020 and Beyond: business priorities for the next UK government.'

BCC and Bibby Financial Services: Uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rates holding back UK exports

The British Chambers of Commerce and Bibby Financial Services have revealed that uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rate volatility are holding back the potential of many UK exporters.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2019: Economic conditions weaken as manufacturing slump continues

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth, closely watched by policymakers including the Bank of England – finds that economic conditions weaken in the third quarter of 2019.

BCC study shows major gaps in official Brexit guidance for businesses in the event of ‘no deal’

The British Chambers of Commerce today publishes an evaluation of official UK Government guidance to businesses on critical operational issues in the event of an unwanted ‘no deal’ exit on 31st October.

BCC and Unum: Employee wellbeing critical to business success as firms face staff absences due to ill health

Over two-fifths (43%) of businesses have had employees absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill health in the last two years, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce and Unum.

BCC forecast: Business investment and productivity sinking amid Brexit stalemate and global slowdown

The British Chambers of Commerce has today (Monday) released its latest economic forecast, downgrading growth expectations for the UK in 2019 to 1.2% (from 1.3%) and to 0.8% (from 1.0%) for 2020. Our GDP growth forecast of 1.2% remains unchanged for 2021.