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What is COP26 and what does it hope to achieve?

British Chambers of Commerce is hosting a significant in-person presence at COP26 in the City of Glasgow Colleges. Our programme of events features roundtables in which we will hear from industry experts across the business and net zero agenda, as well as thought leadership sessions, practical sessions for businesses and networking opportunities. Our full programme of events can be foundÔÇ»here. We hope you can join us in Glasgow.

BCC Signs Armed Forces Covenant

The British Chambers of Commerce has today (29th March 2021) signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a virtual signing event attended by the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Simon Brooks-Ward CVO OBE TD VR.

BCC calls on businesswomen across the world to celebrate their achievements for International Women's Day

BCC Chair, Sarah Howard MBE, believes women in business have a lot to be proud of but more needs to be done to make sure their voices are heard.

BCC responds to changes to the government’s Kickstart scheme

BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall responds to changes to the government’s Kickstart scheme, including removing the 30 job threshold for employers.

BCC responds to new tiered system for Coronavirus restrictions

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a new, tiered approach to local Coronavirus restrictions in England – and following the introduction last week of deeper restrictions in other nations of the UK.

BCC responds to investment for Northern Ireland traders

BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth responds to today's announcement of £200m for a new Trader Support Service for Northern Ireland traders.

BCC responds to proposed planning reforms

BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton responds to the publication of the government’s Planning for the Future white paper and associated consultation.

No more Transition at the UK Border

With the Brexit transition period set to end in December this year, BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth explains why now is the time for businesses to take action and get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.

BCC responds to the government’s £3 billion of green investment

BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker comments on the government’s £3 billion package of green investment to decarbonise public buildings and cut emissions.

BCC and Amazon partner to help firms operate safely in ‘new normal’

The British Chambers of Commerce has launched an innovative partnership with Amazon to help businesses get back to work and kick-start the economy as lockdown restrictions ease.