Business News

BCC Forecast: UK set for an uneven economic recovery, despite record GDP growth

10 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Thursday) released its latest economic forecast which predicts UK GDP growth for 2021 of 6.8%, which if realised would be the strongest outturn since official records began in 1949.1 If covid restrictions continue to be released, UK GDP growth will be strongest...

Business confidence rises, but fears over future lockdowns remain

07 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Businesses are increasingly confident in their ability to grow and recover, although many still have fears about the ongoing impact of Covid restrictions.Growth: 63% of firms surveyed confident in their growth prospects over next 12 months Restarting: 53% already operating at pre-pandemic capacity; 80%...

Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Region’s business Revival with a Party like no other

20 May in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber is planning to celebrate the strength of the local business community and reflect upon the challenges many have faced during one of toughest periods of trading in generations by hosting a unique celebration like no other.Set to take place at Magna...

BCC reacts to latest Labour Market Figures

18 May in Business News, Chamber News

Commenting on ONS Labour Market statistics for May 2021 published today, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said:  “The decline in the unemployment rate and the rise in payroll employment is further confirmation that the UK jobs market is now more resilient to the ongoing restrictions.  “Continued government support and the easing of restrictions as the UK moved to step two of the government’s...

78% of Businesses Report No Plans to Implement ‘Vaccine Certification’, BCC Survey Shows

13 May in Business News, Chamber News

A survey of more than 1,000 UK businesses carried out by the BCC shows that only 5% of firms have already implemented their own requirements for proof of vaccinationFirms with more than 50 staff were more likely than smaller firms to either have implemented or...