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BCC responds to ONS labour market figures for February

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the Office for National Statistics' labour market figures for February 2021, published today.

BCC COVID-19 impact survey: cashflow remains critical

The BCC is calling for the UK Government to set out a clear roadmap for reopening as its COVID impact survey finds many firms have been pushed to the brink.

BCC responds to Women and Equalities Committee report, Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact

Commenting on the Women and Equalities Committee report, Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact, BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said:

BCC welcomes proposal for increased business role in Further Education

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper.

BCC responds to opening of points-based immigration system

BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton comments on the opening of the government’s points-based immigration system.

BCC responds to ONS labour market statistics

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on ONS labour market statistics for November, released today.

BCC responds to ONS' September labour market figures

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the ONS labour market figures for September 2020.

BCC publishes Workplace Training and Development Commission progress report

The British Chambers of Commerce Workplace Training and Development Commission has published its progress report on how businesses can address critical skill shortages in the UK workforce.

BCC responds to the opening of the Kickstart scheme

BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton comments on the launch of the Kickstart scheme.

BCC/Totaljobs: Almost a third of firms will decrease size of workforce in next three months

Results from the BCC’s Quarterly Recruitment Outlook, in partnership with Totaljobs, reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the jobs market, with the two organisations calling for further action from government to protect businesses and jobs. 29% of businesses expect to decrease the size of their workforce in the next three months 28% decreased size of workforce in Q2 but 66% kept their workforce constant, reinforcing the success of the Job Retention Scheme The two organisations call for a cut in employer National Insurance Contributions to protect businesses and jobs.