Member News – COVID-19

COVID-19 update British Chamber of Commerce

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Most firms can be ready for ‘restart’ within three weeks

06 May in Chamber News, External Affairs, Member News - COVID-19

Results from the latest Chamber Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal the vast majority of firms surveyed say they will require three weeks or less to prepare to restart operations alongside any loosening of the UK lockdown.  A lot of smaller businesses may be able to restart...

Chamber stands shoulder-to-shoulder with local healthcare professionals

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

Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has pledged its support to NHS staff by donating a range of gifts to recognise the efforts being made by front-line staff in keeping South Yorkshire safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Joada Allen, President of the Chamber, purchased a...

“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...