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BCC/Totaljobs: More than a third of businesses attempted to recruit in Q3 2020, but business conditions remained weak

03 November in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the number of firms attempting to recruit in the third quarter had increased on the previous one, albeit from historic lows.     The survey, carried out in August and September ahead of the resurgence of...

Chamber responds to enhanced Coronavirus support for businesses

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

Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement of further support for businesses and jobs as Coronavirus restrictions increase, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Chief Executive, Andrew Denniff said: “Whilst this is a very welcome improvement in the support available to businesses struggling with the impact of increasing restrictions,...

COVID-19 update British Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions

20 October in Chamber News, External Affairs, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

Dear Prime Minister,We write on behalf of business communities the length and breadth of the UK at this critical point in our evolving battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.Our starting point is clear: no amount of financial support can compensate for an open, fully-functioning economy. Yet with...

Chamber of Commerce Statement

13 October in Chamber News, External Affairs

Speculation and ‘second-guessing’ have badly eroded trust at a time when clarity and transparency are critical.Local businesses, and indeed our communities, must be more deeply involved in decision-making, so that the real-world consequences for livelihoods are understood.The introduction of any further restrictions must go hand-in-hand...

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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...