Business News

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2021:  Firms Fighting for Survival but More See a Route Out of Crisis

01 April in Business News, Chamber 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 historically poor in the first quarter of 2021 as the third lockdown severely limited activity.However, the bellwether survey of 6,103 firms, who employ almost...

More UK firms will be accessing finance in the immediate future, likely due to the impact of lockdown.

26 March in Business News, Chamber News

The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with moneycorp, surveyed more than 1,000 UK firms to understand the impact of both Covid-19 and Brexit on UK businesses. As Europe still comes to terms with a new post-Brexit landscape, many businesses are now evaluating what the...

BCC reacts to latest GDP and trade figures  

12 March in Business News, Chamber News

Commenting on GDP figures for January 2021 published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said:“The latest data confirms a better than expected start to the year for the UK economy as the third lockdown and post-Brexit border disruption combined to trigger only a relatively modest decline in economic activity in January.“The vaccine rollout...

BCC Chair calls on businesswomen across the world to celebrate their achievements for International Women’s Day on March 8

08 March in Business News, Chamber News

Sarah Howard MBE believes women in business have a lot to be proud of but more needs to be done to make sure their voices are heard, especially in company boardrooms.The business owner and company director said: “The world has moved on since I started my career...

Employers urged to share return to workplace plans to inform future shape of region’s public transport

04 March in Business News, Member News

TRANSPORT bosses will work with South Yorkshire businesses to better understand their work and travel plans in a post-pandemic future, to inform a roadmap to rebuild the region’s public transport network.South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is contacting hundreds of regional businesses to research...