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Restart, Rebuild, Renew

Renew: Recommendations for building back stronger

Renew follows on from our 2020 Restart and 2021 Rebuild documents which set out frameworks for a phased reopening of the economy and building greater resilience for firms and households.

Take a look at our Renew publication below.

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Restart: a phased reopening of the economy

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Public health must be at the heart of plans to reopen services and businesses. 10% of businesses won’t be able to open at all under the government’s current working safely guidance. A phased approach to re-opening must account for the links between firms and the services they need to operate such as transport, schools, childcare and many more.

37% of businesses said they were able to implement the government's working safely guidance and restart fully.

To help firms protect their people and customers through these changes, they need a clear understanding of their responsibilities and liabilities, and plans for the reopening of the services such as schools and public transport that enable their businesses to operate.

  • Safely re-open public spaces and restore services (including schools and public transport)
  • Safely re-open workplaces and commercial spaces
  • Minimise job losses and business failures
  • Rebuild supply chains and customer bases
  • Enable an effective reopening of the UK economy

Download the full proposals here.

Rebuild: building resilience for firms and households

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Steps to help businesses and the wider economy to recover from the impact of coronavirus, including building resilience and mitigating the impact of sectoral and regional restrictions.

The global pandemic that emerged in 2020 saw the UK economy suffer its biggest shock in living memory. Positive action is now needed to help businesses of all sectors, shapes and sizes to accelerate their recovery and return the UK to growth and prosperity. The recommendations within our Rebuild report have been developed by the Chamber Network, based on our extensive research programme and direct insight into the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on businesses up and down the country.

Download the Rebuild Report here.

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.