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Zero Carbon Business

A practical, interactive resource to enable small businesses to access information on meeting net zero emissions targets.

Developed by a range of leading business organisations, including the British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses and Make UK.

The tool offers practical help to enable you to cut your carbon to benefit both your business and the environment.


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INTEREST RATE RISE UNLIKELY TO EASE INFLATIONARY PRESSURE

The latest interest rate rise is the clearest signal yet of the Bank of England's intention to get inflation under control. Spiralling prices are cited by businesses as by far and away the top concern right now. But, given the extremely precarious state of the economy, this decision is not without risk for businesses and consumers that are exposed to banking or overdraft facilities.

International Trade – Five Urgent Issues At The Top Of The New PM’s In Tray

The arrival of the summer recess marks a respite period for many (other than Conservative Party leadership candidates and members) from an intense period of policy-making affecting trade. As a new Prime Minister takes office on 6 September, the in-tray on international trade issues will be daunting.

My week at the BCC...Evie Hemsley

We recently welcomed Evie Hemsley into the BCC office for her Year 10 work experience. In this blog, Evie shares some of the tasks she completed and meetings she attended during the week as well as some insights into the importance of completing work experience.

BCC CALLS FOR ACTION AS EXPORTS REMAIN IN LIMBO

The BCC’s quarterly Trade Confidence Outlook for Q2 2022 showed the proportion of exporters reporting increased overseas sales to be unchanged from Q1 at 29%, while those reporting a decrease remained at 25%. This compares to around 40% of businesses consistently reporting increased domestic sales across the same time period in the BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).