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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.

BCC: Disappointing lack of progress on continuity trade agreements

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

BCC/DHL: Volatility and price pressures weighing on UK exporters

The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters who are expecting to increase their prices has risen in the past three months, as international traders struggle with the value of the pound and pressure from the cost of raw materials and other overheads, according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.

BCC comments on GDP and trade figures

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: Government must listen to business on tariffs

Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on reports that the Cabinet is considering options around making imports tariff-free across the board if we leave the EU next month without a deal.

BCC comments on no deal customs announcement

Ronan Quigley, Executive Director responsible for Trade at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures for customs in the case of no deal.

BCC comments on GDP and trade figures

Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the GDP and trade statistics for November 2018, published by the ONS today,

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Big squeeze on firms from recruitment, prices and cash flow

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – finds that the UK economy ended 2018 stuck in a weak holding pattern.

British business says no to no-deal in 100 days’ time

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.