Chamber News

BCC Research: Nearly 3 in 4 Exporters Report No Sales Growth in Q2

15 July in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Proportion of UK exporters reporting increased export sales (27%) rises from Q1, but proportion reporting decreased sales (28%) remains historically high   Manufacturing exporters were more likely to see rising sales than exporting services firms   B2C services exporters more likely to see sales fall, but neither B2C nor B2B seeing significant sales growth  ...

BCC RESPONDS TO ONS LABOUR MARKET STATS FOR JULY

15 July in Business News, Chamber News

Commenting on ONS Labour Market statistics for July 2021 published today, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said: “The significant rise in payroll employment suggests that UK jobs market continued to improve as the economy gradually reopened.   “Surging demand for labour amid the economy unlocking, the rapid vaccine rollout and...

How smaller retailers can avoid spending more than they have to

08 July in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

The outlook is tough; however here’s one simple step to control your outgoings We have all heard about how the high street is under immense pressure, with smaller retailers taking the brunt of the impact of challenging trading conditions.The shift to online shopping, rising costs and...

BCC SAYS QUESTIONS REMAIN AS GOVERNMENT SETS OUT PLANS FOR REOPENING

06 July in Business News, Chamber News

Reacting to the Prime Minister’s statement today, Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the BCC, said:        “This is a much-needed step on the road to normality and we welcome the Prime Minister setting out the direction of travel in advance of reopening.    “But businesses in England still do not have the full picture they desperately need to plan for unlocking.    “Much remains in the balance, firms do not yet know the...

South Yorkshire Chambers event to offer FREE advice on managing cashflow as their landmark economic survey records fast improvement in the Region’s economy alongside new risks

01 July in Chamber News, Member News

Highlights from the South Yorkshire Quarterly Economic Survey:52% of responding businesses saw sales improve over the quarter and 70% are confident revenue will improve further  – the strongest showing since the pandemic began Only 5% expect to cut their workforces in the next three...