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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: Apprenticeship Levy reform step in the right direction, but more to do

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the announcement by Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Anne Milton, on lifting some restrictions on the transfer of apprenticeship service funds.

Guidance on EU nationals a positive step, says BCC

Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on the draft proposals for the Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals, published by the Home Office.

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.

Immigration relaxation for doctors a welcome first step, says BCC

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce comments on reports that the Home Office is to exclude non-EU doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 visa cap,

BCC comments on Apprenticeship starts

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), comments on the apprenticeship and levy statistics for June 2018, issued today by the Department for Education.

BCC: Labour market remains robust, but earnings slowdown concerning

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce comments on the labour market figures for June 2018, published today by the ONS.

BCC cheers fresh look at immigration rules

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce responds to the Home Secretary's remarks on the Andrew Marr Show about reviewing the UK's immigration rules.

BCC to Prime Minister: Time to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom have today (Tuesday) written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on tackling the barriers to growth and investment in the United Kingdom - and a radical plan for action.