BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall comments on the government's extension of the Job Retention Scheme until the end of September 2021.
“The insight BCC gathered on business experience of mobile connectivity during lockdown was fundamental to the development of our policy and stakeholders strategy during the pandemic. The partnership secured strong coverage in our target outlets which has been to key to supporting our objectives.”
During 2020 BCC and Mobile UK have worked in partnership on an initiative to underline the importance of mobile coverage for firms throughout and beyond lockdown to maintain or restart their operations - and why the government should accelerate solutions to improve poor connectivity across the UK.
The national survey conducted in partnership with Mobile UK urged the government to remove barriers to enhancing mobile coverage, like relaxing planning permission for taller mobile phone masts.
Benefits to Mobile UK
BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the BEIS Select Committee report, ‘The impact of Coronavirus on businesses and workers: Interim pre-Budget report’, published today.
Results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, in partnership with moneycorp, found that while 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the European Union, nearly a quarter (23%) are looking to either reduce their activity in the EU or have no activity at all in the next 12 months, following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement. Two-thirds of UK businesses are looking to increase activity in the domestic market.