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BCC Forecast: Brexit stockpiling to hit economic growth in coming years

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.

BCC and COBCOE combine networks to support UK and European businesses through Brexit and beyond

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) announce that they have reached an agreement that will see 24 additional British Chambers across Europe become part of the BCC’s Global Business Network – significantly expanding the leading business organisation’s reach and practical, real-world support for trade between the UK and the Continent.

BCC/DHL: Weak first quarter for UK exporters

More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.

BCC comments on GDP and trade statistics

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published today by the ONS.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2019: Business hits the brakes

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that key indicators of UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2019.

Adam Marshall speaks at the BCC Annual Conference

Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, Dr Adam Marshall, address Annual Conference 2019.

BCC President Francis Martin addresses Annual Conference

President of the British Chambers of Commerce, Francis Martin, opens the BCC Annual Conference 2019.

Adam Marshall: Westminster “cannot keep chasing rainbows”

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.

BCC Forecast: UK economy to falter further as Brexit uncertainty bites

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting growth of just 1.2% in 2019 (down from 1.3%), which if realised would be the weakest growth in a decade.

BCC comments on no-deal tariff proposals

Director General Dr Adam Marshall comments on the announcement of changes to tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.