Author: Kirsty Arnold

Autumn Statement: change tone, boost business investment, and improve infrastructure, says BCC

20 October in Chamber News

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday November 23, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to use its ‘reset’ of fiscal policy to pursue measures that incentivise business investment, improve infrastructure, and demonstrate the UK government’s continued support for business.Pre-existing...

Improving the region’s skills base is vital to staying competitive in a post BREXIT world.

18 October in Chamber News

Businesses and the government must work together to improve the skills of their workforce to keep the UK competitive, a major business event heard.SMEs need to take more responsibility and offer more training opportunities, particularly for apprentices, and not be reliant on low-skilled workers.The Sheffield...

BCC: Chancellor makes important start on building business confidence

03 October in Chamber News

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech, Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:“As the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union, Philip Hammond is right to reaffirm the need to boost infrastructure, business investment, and to raise productivity, while...

BCC: Great Repeal Bill must deliver ‘day one certainty’ for businesses

03 October in Chamber News, External Affairs

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that the government will include a bill in the 2017 Queen's Speech to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:"Businesses need day-one certainty on the rules and...