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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...


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

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, is the UK’s largest independent survey of labour market conditions, based on more than 7,400 responses from businesses across the UK.The report’s findings reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the...

BCC responds to mandatory face coverings in shops and supermarkets

14 July in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

Commenting on the government’s announcement that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said:“Businesses need clarity on the approach to the wearing of face coverings that is consistent and supported...

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q2 2020: Chancellor must set out roadmap to recovery as UK economy endures historic setback

02 July in Chamber News, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

The British Chambers of Commerce has called for “swift, substantial and immediate action” to bolster the economy, as its Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) - the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth - found that UK economic conditions deteriorated at an unprecedented rate in the second quarter of 2020.Key findings:Elevenof the 14 key service sector QES indicators fall to their lowest level in...

HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more firms reopen

19 June in Chamber News, External Affairs, Member News, Member News - COVID-19

Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today.The letter from Her...