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BCC comments at the launch of HM Government’s new Export Strategy

Speaking at the launch of the Government’s Export Strategy today (Tuesday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, will say that at this time of immense change for the UK economy, it’s crucial to get the national approach to export and trade right.

BCC: Apprenticeships great path for students, but system needs reform to boost numbers

Jane Gratton, Head of Business Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on today’s A level results and the apprenticeship statistics released by the Department for Education.

BCC: Little sign wage growth is set to take off

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

BCC: UK remains on lacklustre growth trajectory despite Q2 improvement

Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the GDP estimate for Q2, published today by the ONS.

Mental health at work becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva

Almost 30% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.

‘Ill-judged’ interest rate rise risks undermining confidence, says BCC

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

UK set for pay rise, say BCC and Indeed

One in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed.

BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

BCC responds to Local Enterprise Partnership review

Mike Spicer, BCC Director of Research and Economics, responds to the Government’s Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships report, which sets out changes to LEPs, the local growth bodies that oversee significant economic development funding across England,

Training and flexible working key to staff retention, says BCC and Indeed

Aside from staff pay, firms are more likely to increase their investment in training, and introduce more flexible working practices, in order to retain staff, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and recruitment company Indeed.