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Government Grants

The government acknowledges the potential capacity challenges facing the customs intermediaries sector when the UK leaves the EU and has announced £2 million worth for training grants for any business expecting to complete customs declarations for trade with the EU.

Register and apply now.

Closing date has now been extended to 31 May 2019.

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BCC Response to Government Announcements on Net Zero

Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said “This is a positive step on the journey to net zero, however many questions on how we will get there still remain unanswered.

What is COP26 and what does it hope to achieve?

British Chambers of Commerce is hosting a significant in-person presence at COP26 in the City of Glasgow Colleges. Our programme of events features roundtables in which we will hear from industry experts across the business and net zero agenda, as well as thought leadership sessions, practical sessions for businesses and networking opportunities. Our full programme of events can be found here. We hope you can join us in Glasgow.

Quarterly Recruitment Outlook: 9 in 10 Hospitality Firms Struggle to Find Staff

Attempted recruitment during Q3 was up on previous quarters with 61% overall attempting to recruit (52% in Q2). However, this uptick was followed by large increases in the proportion of respondents reporting difficulty in filling roles – 77% in Q3 (70% in Q2).

BCC RESPONDS TO EU/UK STATEMENTS ON NI PROTOCOL

Business voices need to be heard loud and clear in the dialogue between the UK Government and the European Commission over the next few weeks.