Chamber News

Quarterly Economic Survey Q2:  Marked Improvement in Business Conditions but Inflation Concerns Hit Record Highs

30 June in Business News, Chamber News

Significantly more firms reporting improvements in key indicators, such as domestic sales and business confidence with some measures returning to pre-pandemic levels However, these rises come from the lowest base in the 31-year history of the QES, and business conditions remain fragile  The balance of manufacturers expecting to increase their prices hits the highest level in the history of the...

Government Must Work with Industry and International Partners to Find Solutions for International Travel – BCC

25 June in Business News, Chamber News

 Responding to the update of the ‘green list’ for international travel, British Chambers of Commerce Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:      “Government must work with businesses, the aviation industry and international partners to uncover solutions to further expand international travel quickly and safely, for example through better use of testing and vaccine passports. While businesses will welcome today’s...

How businesses can manage their cashflow as they start to reopen

21 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

The impacts of the pandemic will be felt well into the future but for now, businesses are taking their first steps in gradually reopening.  Coffee shops and cafes are welcoming customers inside, hairdressers and beauty salons are switching on their lights and workers are starting...

BCC Issues Blueprint For Economic Recovery And Says Global Trade Can Be A Key Driver

17 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

The new Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, Shevaun Haviland, will today (THURSDAY) set out the action needed to help firms and communities rebuild.In her first speech at the BCC’s Global Annual Conference, Haviland will argue that key steps are needed to boost UK trade, unlock the blockages in the skills training system and build a...

BCC Responds to UK-Australia Announcement of Agreement in Principle on Trade

15 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, says: “Businesses will welcome this Agreement in Principle as a step forward. However, there is a long way to go before the signing and implementation of a free trade deal. It should also be pointed out that trade with Australia represents...

Support For Business Must Continue – BCC Responds To Roadmap

15 June in Business News, Chamber News, Member News

Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:“Businesses will be disappointed by this setback to the reopening in England. This delay to the removal of restrictions will come as a hammer blow to those firms who must remain closed, and to those...