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BCC: businesses under increasing pressure from inflationary prices

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics , comments on the inflation figures for December 2016 released today by the Office for National Statistics.

BCC: Levy on EU workers would be harmful

Adam Marshall, Director General, comments on remarks by Home Office minister Robert Goodwill on proposals for an immigration skills levy on EU workers.

BCC: Sterling devaluation doing little to help UK’s trade position

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics, comments on the trade statistics for November 2016, published today by the Office for National Statistics.

BCC: Businesses want action on rail disruption

Today Chambers from the South East of England met with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Rail Minister Paul Maynard to discuss the ongoing rail disruption.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: businesses start New Year in solid health, but inflationary pressures a concern

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey.

BCC: Businesses and schools ‘still worlds apart’ on readiness for work

Two-thirds of businesses (69%) believe that secondary schools are not effective at preparing young people for work, according to a major new UK-wide survey of over 3,500 business and education leaders published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

BCC Forecast: UK set for an uneven economic recovery, despite record GDP growth

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Thursday) released its latest economic forecast which predicts UK GDP growth for 2021 of 6.8%, which if realised would be the strongest outturn since official records began in 1949.1 If covid restrictions continue to be released, UK GDP growth will be strongest over Q2 2021 and Q3 2021. The UK economy is then expected to return to its pre-pandemic level in Q1 2022 with growth of 5.1% projected for next year.

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