Business News

BCC/Totaljobs: Increase in businesses attempting to recruit in Q4 despite November lockdown, while some sectors left behind

26 January in Business News, Chamber News

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that while there was a modest improvement in the overall number of businesses attempting to recruit in Q4, sectoral disparities remain.Fieldwork for the survey was carried out between 2...

Community Testing – Lateral Flow Tests for Critical Services

22 January in Business News, Member News

Further to the Government announcement regarding the expansion of community testing, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are looking to support eligible Rotherham SMEs in accessing lateral flow tests through the Council facility at Riverside House cafe.In order to understand the level of demand Barnsley & Rotherham...

BCC welcomes improvements to Prompt Payment Code  

20 January in Business News, Chamber News

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the BCC said: “With firms continuing to face major cash flow difficulties, and our research suggesting that late payments have risen during the pandemic, businesses will be encouraged by the launch of a reformed prompt payment code.   “The improved code must be...

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2020: Business conditions remain weak and show no signs of improvement for vast majority of firms

06 January in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity.The bellwether survey of 6,203 firms, who employ nearly a million people across the UK, revealed...

BCC responds to announcement of new lockdown business support 

05 January in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Commenting on the support measures for business announced by the Chancellor, BCC Director General, Adam Marshall said: 'While this immediate cash flow support for business is welcome, it is not going to be enough to save many firms. We need to see a clear support package for the whole of 2021, not just another  incremental intervention.“The...

COVID-19 update British Chamber of Commerce

BCC: Government must support businesses – not just to weather restrictions but to power our economic recovery

03 December in Business News, Chamber News, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

British Chambers of Commerce calls for the government to give businesses more evidence, support and clarity to weather Coronavirus restrictions and help power our economic recovery. The British Chambers of Commerce has called on the UK government to meet the five business tests it set out...