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BCC responds to the government's Kickstart Scheme

BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker comments on the announcement of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

BCC comments on proposals for new UK immigration system

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the government's policy proposals for a points-based immigration system.

BCC comments on ONS labour market data

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

BCC/Totaljobs: Budget must address critical skills shortages to ‘level up’ UK growth

Over half of UK firms attempted to recruit in the last quarter of 2019, but almost three quarters have struggled to find the right talent, the largest survey of UK employers has found.

BCC comments on National Apprenticeship Week

Jane Gratton, BCC head of people comments on National Apprenticeships Week 2020.

BCC comments on new bereavement entitlement

Dr Adam Marshall responds to news that parents who lose a child will receive two weeks' paid bereavement leave under new government rules

BCC comments on ONS labour market data

BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the ONS labour market figures for January 2020, published today

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy in stagnation as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK economy ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy.

BCC comments on new National Minimum Wage announcement

BCC responds to rises in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Initial BCC response to Conservative Party manifesto

Director-General Dr Adam Marshall responds to the Conservative Party manifesto