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BCC and Indeed: Immigration proposals could exacerbate labour shortages

Over half of UK businesses with staff from outside the UK would be negatively impacted by government proposals for the UK’s future immigration system, according to new research released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q2 2019: UK growth stalling amid manufacturing slowdown

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 underlying economic conditions remained stagnant in the second quarter of 2019.

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 comments on Migration Advisory Committee report

Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the Migration Advisory Committee’s report.

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 comments on PM statement

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the Prime Minister’s statement.

BCC comments on GDP figures for Q1 2019

Head of Economics Suren Thiru gives his reaction to the news that GDP growth was 0.5% in Q1 2019.

BCC comments on Article 50 extension

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the latest extension to Article 50, agreed at the European Council meeting.

BCC: Business communities still have little sense of Brexit destination

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the Prime Minister's announcement she will seek to extend the Brexit deadline.

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.