Author: Chamber of Commerce

BCC SAYS MANY BUSINESSES FACE DIFFICULT WEEKS AHEAD DESPITE PLAN FOR SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS

23 July in Business News, Chamber News

Responding to an update on possible self-isolation exemptions for key workers in critical services, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:    “While the announcement of a process which may exempt select critical workers from self-isolation in England will be a relief to some businesses, it will leave many more still...

South Yorkshire to pilot new Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)

16 July in Chamber News

South Yorkshire’s Chambers of Commerce have come together to lead a successful bid that could transform skills supply, employment prospects, and business productivity across the region.The South Yorkshire LSIP Trailblazer will be led by Doncaster Chamber working alongside Sheffield, and Barnsley and Rotherham Chambers of...

BCC Research: Nearly 3 in 4 Exporters Report No Sales Growth in Q2

15 July in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Proportion of UK exporters reporting increased export sales (27%) rises from Q1, but proportion reporting decreased sales (28%) remains historically high   Manufacturing exporters were more likely to see rising sales than exporting services firms   B2C services exporters more likely to see sales fall, but neither B2C nor B2B seeing significant sales growth  ...

BCC RESPONDS TO ONS LABOUR MARKET STATS FOR JULY

15 July in Business News, Chamber News

Commenting on ONS Labour Market statistics for July 2021 published today, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said: “The significant rise in payroll employment suggests that UK jobs market continued to improve as the economy gradually reopened.   “Surging demand for labour amid the economy unlocking, the rapid vaccine rollout and...