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BCC: UK remains on lacklustre growth trajectory despite Q2 improvement

Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the GDP estimate for Q2, published today by the ONS.

‘Ill-judged’ interest rate rise risks undermining confidence, says BCC

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

BCC responds to Local Enterprise Partnership review

Mike Spicer, BCC Director of Research and Economics, responds to the Government’s Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships report, which sets out changes to LEPs, the local growth bodies that oversee significant economic development funding across England,

BCC comments on inflation figures for June 2018

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the inflation statistics for June 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics.

BCC: business alarm on potential Brexit VAT bombshell

Director General Adam Marshall comments on the passage of amendments to the Customs Bill, which commit the government to fully separating the UK from the EU VAT regime.

BCC: UK wage growth undermined by poor productivity

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the labour market figures for July 2018, published today by the ONS.

BCC comments on new monthly GDP statistics and trade figures

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the new monthly GDP statistics and key short-term indicators for May 2018, published today by the ONS.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: recruitment difficulties and tougher trading conditions face firms amid sluggish UK growth

The British Chambers of Commerce publishes the results of its Quarterly Economic Survey for Q2 2018.

BCC: Credit ‘apathy’ restricting potential growth opportunities for SMEs

Over half of UK businesses have not attempted to apply for finance over the past year amid limited investment intentions and weakening cash flow, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with specialist finance provider, Wesleyan Bank.