Mike Spicer, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce comments on the written ministerial statement on HS2 by the Secretary of State for Transport.
Mike Spicer, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the government announcement on proposals to simplify planning rules to improve rural mobile coverage.
Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the government’s announcement of an independent review of HS2 by Douglas Oakervee.
Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the Prime Minister's announcement that the government will fund a high-speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester.
Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address on arrival in Downing Street to boost business confidence and stimulate the UK economy.
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.
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.
Mike Spicer, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the Lords Economic Affairs Committee report into High Speed 2.
Director of Policy Mike Spicer comments on the National Infrastructure Commission's letter to the Chancellor on infrastructure planning and investment.
Head of Business Environment Jane Gratton comments on the Rail Delivery Group's submission to the Williams Review of the rail industry.