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.


  • 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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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.