Since 2018 BCC and NatWest have worked together on multiple projects that focus on the support and growth of UK businesses. This was achieved through:

  • A programme of roundtable events held around the UK focussed on:

- developing innovative practices and boosting local competitive advantage.
- making the UK the best it can for female entrepreneurs.
- increasing support for all UK business.


  • Together with BCC, NatWest have influenced the government to embrace bold and innovative measures to enable the economy to bounce back stronger post Covid-19.

Benefits to Nat West

  • Access to insight into SMEs.
  • National press and broadcast coverage.
  • A route to the SME market.
  • Raised the profile of NatWest’s representatives.
  • Exposure to BCC’s advocacy work.
  • Positioned NatWest as a credible voice of business.
  • Association with recognising and rewarding business achievement across the UK.
  • Association with a trusted champion of business represented across the UK.

Find out more about NatWest

A survey of 2,600 UK exporters has revealed that the recovery in export sales has largely stalled in Q3. The proportion of firms reporting increased sales rose only three points (to 30%) from Q2 (27%), whilst the proportion reporting decreased sales fell by just two points (Q3:26%/ Q2: 28%).

BCC welcomes digital services tax deal

The announcement of a deal between the US, the UK, France, Austria, Italy and Spain on digital services taxes, and transitioning unilateral measures taken beforehand, will be strongly welcomed by business in the UK

After the pandemic: what more can banks and government do to support SMEs?

​It’s no secret that a lot of small businesses have been hit hard by Covid-19. Both at TSB and through the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fair Business Banking, we’ve seen the determination and sheer hard work firms have put in to adapt and survive through the toughest environment most of us can remember.

BCC Responds to UK-NZ Announcement of Agreement in Principle on Trade

The BCC looks forward to engaging with the UK Government and the New Zealand Ambassador in the final stages of these negotiations and to giving our views on the draft text at the earliest opportunity.