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British Chamber of Commerce

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2020: Nearly half of firms report UK sales decrease as businesses endure sustained cash crunch    

01 October in Business News, Chamber News, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

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 third quarter of 2020, despite much of the economy reopening.The bellwether survey...

Rotherham and Goldthorpe amongst local towns to receive regeneration boost

01 October in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Rotherham and Goldthorpe are two of 15 towns in Yorkshire set to receive a share of £80m to boost regeneration.The announcement from the government says this initial scheme is part of a £3.6 billion investment programme to level up England’s towns in the wake of...

Chamber of Commerce Responds to new National Coronavirus Restrictions

22 September in Business News, Chamber News, External Affairs, Member News - COVID-19

Responding to new national restrictions for England to combat a rising number of Coronavirus cases, announced by the Prime Minister today (22nd September) and ahead of his broadcast to the nation tonight, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Chief Executive Andrew Denniff said: “The Chamber understand that further...

Petition: “Let Barnsley and Rotherham keep £7m to help businesses with Covid recovery”

17 September in Business News

John Healey MP started this petition to Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP"Our local councils were given pots of funding to back businesses through grant schemes. But the Government wants councils to send back what they haven't spent - £5.2m in Rotherham and £1.6m in Barnsley.""I...

COVID-19 update British Chamber of Commerce

BCC President warns PM of “difficult winter ahead” without bolder action to restart UK economy

15 September in Business News, Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

In a letter to the Prime Minister, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith has said businesses face “the most difficult trading conditions in post-war history” and set out a series of measures to help government take a “sharper approach” to restarting the UK economy.   The letter...

COVID-19 update British Chamber of Commerce

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Restart of the UK economy “still in first gear” with businesses operating at just half of normal capacity

22 July in Business News, Chamber News, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker in partnership with job site Indeed reveal that businesses are operating at half of their pre-Covid 19 capacity on average, despite lockdown measures easing.More than half cited reduced demand and possible future lockdowns as major...