BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on GDP figures for November 2020 published today by the ONS.
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.
Closing date has now been extended to 31 May 2019.
The BCC is calling on the Government to provide more financial support to businesses across the UK facing a bleak future from the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions.
The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity.