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"The transition to the cheaper, cleaner energy sources of tomorrow is vital, however prices are soaring today, and businesses need support now."

Inflationary Pressures Reach Uncharted Territory - Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2022

The BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q1 2022 shows inflationary pressures on firms reaching levels never previously recorded in its 33-year history.

BCC urges long-term contingency plan for Pandemic response

The BCC is urging Government to provide a clear framework for businesses on ‘Living with Covid’ as high levels of absence rates and infections continue to disrupt firms.

Chamber Business Award Winner of Winners St Anne's Hospice closes the London Stock Exchange

Manchester-based St Ann’s Hospice closed trading today on the London Stock Exchange. They received the honour after being crowned Winner of Winners at the 2021 Chamber Business Awards.

Chamber Business Award winner Bishop Fleming LLP opens the London Stock Exchange

Leading accounting firm Bishop Fleming LLP opened trading today on the London Stock Exchange. They received the honour after winning Business of the Year at the 2019 Chamber Business Awards.

BCC: UK Must Seize Opportunity In New Trade Negotiations With Canada

A recent BCC survey of more than 1,000 businesses found that Canada was in the top four global markets of interest to smaller UK exporters. These negotiations provide the opportunity to make some important improvements to the Canada-UK continuity agreement.

BCC Responds To Latest OBR Forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest forecasts paint a bleak picture of the UK’s economic prospects over the near-term as the drag effect of rising inflation, supply chain disruption and higher taxes weakens key drivers of UK output.

BCC gives response to Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2022 

The Spring Statement falls short of the action businesses needed to see today. While there are some positive announcements that firms will welcome, it did not fundamentally address the huge cost pressures firms are facing.

BCC: Spring Statement must combat historic inflation surge

The latest figures confirm that inflation remains on an historic upward trajectory. This surge will intensify in the coming months as the energy price cap rise, the reversal of the hospitality VAT cut and upward pressure on energy and commodity prices from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, lifts inflation above 8%.

BCC: End Of Steel Tariffs A Step In The Right Direction

The ending of the section 232 tariffs on UK steel product exports to the US in June is extremely welcome as businesses and consumers across the globe face unprecedented rises in trade and living costs.

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