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Research

Our extensive research programme gives us unparalleled insight into what’s happening in the UK business community and what the sector needs. Our flagship Quarterly Economic Survey regularly receives over 7,000 responses.

“Private sector surveys of businesses, such as those provided by the BCC are some of the most important data sources for nowcasting. This is because they are highly correlated with official estimates of growth and are available well in advance of the official data”

BoE Inflation Report, 2019.



Content

From social media to blog posts and videos, BCC works with partners to deliver sponsored content to educate and inspire business communities across the UK and globally.



Policy and Advocacy

Our unique access to business insight and experience, and strong relationships with local and national government enables us to advocate for effective policy solutions to the challenges facing British business.

Over the last year, our advocacy work has focused on: People, Trade, Infrastructure and Brexit. For the next 12 months our focus will centre on helping UK business Restart, Rebuild and Renew following the pandemic, as well as continuing our work on Brexit.


Profile

Our strong links with the business and political journalists at all the UK’s major news outlets, ensures that the BCC is the go-to business commentator and regularly leads the headlines appearing on the UK’s flagship news and current affairs programmes.


Business engagement

From working with Chambers to deliver partner events with their local business members, to webinars and online conferences, and our flagship Annual Conference, we run a packed schedule of events throughout the year that gives us and our partners the opportunity to engage directly with businesses of every sector, every size and in every region of the UK.


Facilitating trade

Chambers of Commerce have supported local businesses with trade documentation such as certificate of origin and preferential trade documentation for over 100 years.

Our customs brokerage service, ChamberCustoms, is the only customs broker in the UK to offer a ‘One Stop Shop’ with direct links to all sea, air and road ports and terminals in the UK.


Affinity Partnerships

BCC offers a range of business services which are exclusively available to members via their local Chamber. These services offer members unique benefits and exclusive deals across a range of sectors. Find out more.

BCC WELCOMES LAUNCH OF UK-GULF CO-OPERATION COUNCIL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS 

These negotiations are likely to be more complex than the others recently undertaken by the UK Government. But they also have the potential for a greater uplift for exporters across the UK, particularly in services and emerging technology.

ECONOMY ON A KNIFE EDGE AS INFLATION KEEPS CLIMBING

Inflation is set to continue upwards, with a further rise in the energy price cap yet to come, leaving businesses with mounting economic uncertainty, alongside labour shortages.

UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ON FUTURE OF STANDARDS MARKING SYSTEM

There is some way to go before businesses will have complete assurance about the operation of the new markings systems.

Chamber LGBTQ+ celebrates Pride Month 2022

​June is a month when we see businesses across the UK painting their usually untouchable brand livery all shades of rainbow in support of LGBTQ+ employees, customers and stakeholders.