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BCC responds to extension of the CLBILS scheme

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the extension of the CLBILS scheme, including extending the lending limit to £200m.

BCC responds to launch of government guarantee to support provision of trade credit insurance

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the launch of a temporary government backed guarantee to support the provision of trade credit insurance for businesses

BCC responds to ONS Q1 2020 GDP stats

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on GDP statistics for Q1 2020, published by the ONS

BCC responds to opening of Job Retention Scheme online application portal

BCC Director General Adam Marshall responds to news that applications are now open for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

BCC responds to changes to insolvency laws

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru and Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex respond to the relaxation of insolvency laws and measures to speed up the production of PPE and hand sanitiser

BCC urges banks to deliver financial support to businesses on the ground

BCC Director General Adam Marshall and President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith have written to bank leaders urging them to get support from CBILS to businesses on the ground as soon as possible.

BCC responds to interest rate cut

BCC Head of Economics Surent Thiru comments on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to cut interest rates to 0.1%

BCC responds to interest rate cut

BCC Director General responds to the Bank of England's announcement that interest rates will be cut from 0.75% to 0.25% in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

BCC comments on regional inequalities report

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the final report of the UK 2070 Commission on regional inequalities led by Lord Kerslake.

BCC comments on ONS Q4 2019 GDP statistics

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on ONS GDP statistics for Q4 2019.