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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.

Brexit: time running out for answers to firms’ real-world questions, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the 24 issues where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their trade following the UK’s departure from the EU.

BCC: Firms in the dark on customs declarations

Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the publication of the NAO report on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

BCC: Heathrow decision demonstrates UK still open for business

Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the vote to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport.

BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis.

Steel tariffs – UK firms ‘collateral damage’ of Trump protectionist push, says BCC

Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, comments following the US government announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the EU.

BCC/DHL: UK exporters impeded by labour shortages

The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters.

BCC comments on trade statistics

Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, Suren Thiru, commens on the trade statistics for March 2018.

BCC: Pragmatism, not ideology, needed in customs debate

Reacting to comments made by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP and other political interviewees on the Andrew Marr programme regarding future customs arrangements, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: