Chamber News

“This is a time to be bold”: BCC sets out principles for safe restart of UK economy

04 May in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

British Chambers of Commerce President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister setting out principles for a phased restart of the UK economy.The leading business group set out its integrated approach, the first step in a three-stage process,as the government...

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Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant to all business organisations in South Yorkshire

01 May in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

Dear Business Leader,As Her Majesty's Personal Representative in the County, I wanted to contact the business leaders in South Yorkshire at this extraordinarily challenging time.Many in the business and commercial sector are responding to the crisis now affecting so many of our citizens in extraordinary...

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Loan schemes still slow to help many cash-strapped firms – but furlough scheme preventing redundancies

29 April in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal the majority of businesses surveyed ahead of changes to the scheme announced on 27 April did not intend to seek financial support through CBILS bank loans and most of those who had applied were awaiting...

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: More than 70 per cent of firms surveyed have furloughed staff as scheme goes live

22 April in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the vast majority of businesses surveyed have furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as payday approaches for many.· 71 per cent of survey respondents have furloughed staff, up...

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BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Two-thirds of respondents awaiting funds from furlough scheme as payday approaches

15 April in Chamber News, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the third BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of businesses responding to the survey have now furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the government’s Job Retention Scheme to enable them to pay staff.66% of survey respondents have furloughed staff in anticipation of scheme going live More than half of firms (59%) have three...