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BCC responds to new powers for Small Business Commissioner consultation

01 October in Chamber News

Commenting on the consultation on new powers for the Small Business Commissioner to help small firms with late payment, BCC Director of Policy James Martin said:“With firms continuing to face significant cash flow difficulties, and our research suggesting that late payment has increased during...

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...

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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...

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BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms vulnerable as government schemes approach end

24 August in Chamber News, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business  Tracker reveal that business conditions improved only moderately in the weeks since the UK economy suffered an historic contraction in Q2 2020, with firms still reporting high levels of reliance on government support schemes to help stem cashflow issues. 38 per cent of firms reported improved revenue from UK customers More than 1 in 3 of businesses say...