BCC: Success depends on having the best possible environment for business at home

Dr Adam Marshall responds to the commitment from the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to strike the best deal for British business. Thursday 1 September 2016 Responding to the commitment from the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to strike the best deal for British business, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers … Read more

BCC comments on migration figures

Dr Adam Marshall comments on the net migration figures, published today by the ONS. Thursday 25 August, 2016 Commenting on the net migration figures, published today by the ONS, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While businesspeople understand the importance of managing migration levels into the UK, there … Read more

Financial wellbeing: a commercial win-win

Posted by Lynn Graves, Senior Manager, Market Development, Scottish Widows 23 Aug 2016 According to recent research by the Social Market Foundation financial wellbeing is as good for your employees’ bank balances as it is for their health. Financially aware employees who have put plans in place to feel more secure and safe about their long-term … Read more

Q2 2016 Quarterly International Trade Outlook

The Quarterly International Trade Outlook, published by the BCC and DHL, sees a surge in trade documentation before the EU referendum.There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 – before the EU referendum – the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) from the British Chambers of … Read more

BCC: Fixing the public finances remains a major challenge

Head of Economics Suren Thiru discusses the public sector finances for July 2016. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was in a surplus of £1.0 billion in July 2016, down by £0.2 billion compared with July 2015 Income Tax-related payments increased by 1.5%. Corporation Tax payments rose by 4.4% Public sector net debt, excluding … Read more

BCC: Surge in trade documentation before EU referendum

The Quarterly International Trade Outlook, published by the BCC and DHL, sees a surge in trade documentation before the EU referendum. There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 – before the EU referendum – the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) from the British Chambers … Read more

BCC comments on A-Level results

Head of Education and Skills Marcus Mason comments on today’s A-Level results. “Businesspeople across the country will offer their sincere congratulations to students on their hard-won A-level results. “However their primary concern is having people that are fully ready for work. There are many different ways to develop the educational base, to give pupils the … Read more

BCC: Jobs market strengthened before EU vote

In the three months to June 2016, employment rose by 172,000 and unemployment fell by 52,000 The unemployment rate was 4.9%, down from 5.6% a year ago The claimant count in July 2016 fell by 8,600 compared with June 2016 Commenting on the labour market figures for July 2016, published today by the ONS, Suren … Read more