British Chambers of Commerce

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: recruitment difficulties and tougher trading conditions face firms amid sluggish UK growth

Based on the responses of over 6,000 businesses, the survey suggests that UK economic conditions remain sluggish, despite a modest improvement in activity in the second quarter of 2018.

In the dominant service sector, consumer-facing industries, such as hospitality and retail, continue to report tougher trading conditions. Cashflow and investment intentions...Read More »

BCC response to Chequers summit conclusions

Director General Adam Marshall responds to the statement issued at the end of the Brexit discussions at Chequers.

“For Brexit-weary businesses seeking clarity, this agreement brings hope of an end to months of disappointing Westminster in-fighting. For business, there is strength in unity as the UK seeks to develop a...Read More »

BCC: Credit ‘apathy’ restricting potential growth opportunities for SMEs

Over half of UK businesses have not attempted to apply for finance over the past year amid limited investment intentions and weakening cash flow, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with specialist finance provider, Wesleyan Bank.

According to the...Read More »

Brexit: time running out for answers to firms’ real-world questions, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the 23 issues where clarity is urgently needed so that firms...Read More »

BCC: new momentum needed from both sides for Brexit breakthrough

Commenting ahead of the European Council meeting, where Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address other EU leaders tonight (Thursday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“While businesses won’t get the clarity and certainty they had sought from this European Council...Read More »

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