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Remove blockers in the skills system to alleviate recruitment struggles, says BCC and Indeed

New research by the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with global job site Indeed, reveals the increasing time it’s taking businesses to recruit the skills they need, emphasising the importance of removing blockers in the training system to develop a pipeline of talent.

BCC Forecast: Brexit stockpiling to hit economic growth in coming years

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today released its latest economic forecast, upgrading its growth expectations for the UK in 2019 to 1.3% (from 1.2%). However, the leading business group has downgraded its growth forecast for 2020 to 1.0% (from 1.3%) and to 1.2% (from 1.4%) in 2021.

BCC/DHL: Weak first quarter for UK exporters

More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.

BCC/Totaljobs: No business sector immune from recruitment difficulties

Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75% of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly Recruitment Outlook released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Totaljobs.

BCC: Small businesses don’t see UK tax system as level playing field

Business believes that the UK tax system is fundamentally unfair and want more support to stay compliant, according to new research released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2019: Business hits the brakes

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that key indicators of UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2019.

Local areas know best when it comes to regional investment, say BCC / Legal & General

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Legal & General have today published a major report detailing how best to boost investment in our towns and cities across the UK, looking at current investment barriers and how unlocking further investment will help them to grow.

BCC research highlights need to delay Making Tax Digital

With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

BCC/DHL: Volatility and price pressures weighing on UK exporters

The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters who are expecting to increase their prices has risen in the past three months, as international traders struggle with the value of the pound and pressure from the cost of raw materials and other overheads, according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.

BCC: Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no deal’

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published a list of twenty critical questions that remain unanswered for business in the unwelcome event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on March 29.