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Mobile UK

“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.  

Impact

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

  • Access to market leading data and insight. 
  • National press coverage. 
  • Exposure to BCC’s advocacy work. 
  • Positioned Mobile UK as a credible voice of business. 
  • Association with a trusted champion of business represented across the UK. 

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BCC Calls for Negotiated Settlement Following Latest NI Protocol Announcement

Responding to the announcement of the new UK approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “Businesses in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland need durable, workable, negotiated solutions on compliance with the Protocol to ensure the continued two-way flow of goods East-West and North-South. The UK Government and EU need to work together to find solutions which work for business."

BCC SAYS BUSINESSES CAN HAVE A LEADING ROLE IN THE SWITCH TO A GREENER FUTURE

The UK government should seek to expand trade opportunities for UK businesses in the switch to greener technologies and practices.

BUSINESS SUPPORT WILL BE CRUCIAL AS NEW EU BORDER AND CUSTOMS CONTROL PLANS ARE CONFIRMED

Hard-pressed companies will need further support into next year as they adjust to this new phase of the biggest change in trading terms with the rest of Europe for half a century.