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.
Addressing the BCC Annual Conference 2019 today, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), will address the deep levels of frustration and anger among business communities across the country towards those in Westminster over the ongoing political turmoil.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Legal & General have today published a major report detailing how best to boost investment in our towns and cities across the UK, looking at current investment barriers and how unlocking further investment will help them to grow.
With 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the UK's five leading business groups (British Chambers of Commerce, CBI, EEF, FSB, and IoD) have come together to call on politicians to prevent a disorderly 'no-deal' Brexit.