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Working with the BCC has given TSB unparalleled insight into the experience of UK businesses during the pandemic and helped us consider how best to serve SMEs in the future.”

During 2020 BCC and TSB have worked in partnership on an initiative to assess the needs of the business community post Covid-19. This included a national survey and a programme of 5 webinars held with Chambers across the UK.

Impact

  • The national survey conducted in partnership with TSB highlighted the extent of unsustainable debt that has been taken on by firms during the pandemic. It has been used to help inform government and lenders on future lending practices and ways to help firms repay debt taken on during the Covid crisis.

Benefits to TSB

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

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While it will be a relief to some businesses in England that select critical workers can be exempt from self-isolation, it will leave many more still facing critical staff shortages and lost revenue as the number of people being asked to isolate remains high.

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.