Chamber News

BCC says Queen’s Speech offers opportunity to make change for the better

11 May in Business News, Chamber News

Responding to the details of the Government’s legislative plan set out in today’s Queen’s Speech, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:    “Businesses will welcome the clear direction in today’s Queen’s Speech as the Government looks to boost the economy and place all parts of the UK on an equal footing.    “As companies begin the slow process of rebuilding following the pandemic it is vital that...

BCC Welcomes “First Step” in Return of International Travel but Says Costs of Tests Cannot be Allowed to Scupper Progress

10 May in Business News, Chamber News

 Responding to the announcement of the ‘green list’ for international travel, British Chambers of Commerce Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:    “We welcome this announcement as a first step on the road to a broader resumption of international travel over the coming months. Many businesses will be...

Landmark skills training report calls for wide-ranging reboot of UK system

06 May in Business News, Chamber News

A major new report is calling for a root and branch reform of the UK’s training system to help businesses access the skills they need to boost productivity.The final report from the Workplace Training and Development Commission (WTDC), set up by the British Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Indeed, follows an 18-month in-depth study of what businesses...

BCC welcomes ratification of UK-EU TCA but says work remains to be done

28 April in Business News, Chamber News

Speaking after news that the Trade and Co-operation Agreement has been ratified, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said: “While there may be relief that the ratification of the TCA has gone smoothly, the reality is that the changes within the agreement have been operational now...

BCC & Barclays LifeSkills release report revealing businesses’ thoughts on futureproofing for a post-pandemic world

26 April in Business News, Chamber News

The joint report:• Finds that new ways of working introduced during the pandemic offer opportunities for both employers and staff• Highlights how supporting employees’ mental wellbeing and digital skills will become increasingly important• Shows that equipping school-leavers with key people skills to deal with new...