British Chambers of Commerce

BCC: Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas and for small firms

Today the BCC launches results from a digital survey on broadband connectivity for businesses in the UK.

27th March 2017 

Businesses across the UK, particularly in rural areas, are still without reliable broadband connections, despite companies saying the availability of fully functional broadband is extremely important to their...Read More »

BCC: Inflation a key risk to UK growth prospects

BCC comments on the inflation and public sector finances for February 2017.

21st March 2017 

Commenting on the inflation and public sector finance statistics for February 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“With inflation...Read More »

BCC comments on interest rate decision

BCC comments on the Monetary Policy Committee’s interest rate decision.

16th March 2017

Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“While the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest...Read More »

BCC: pause for thought on NICs is welcome

Commenting on the statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond pausing the rise in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“The NICs rise, together with the cut to dividend tax-free allowances, was not viewed favourably by entrepreneurs...Read More »

BCC Economic Forecast: UK growth upgraded for 2017 but to remain flat in the medium-term

Today the BCC releases its latest latest economic forecast.

14th March 2017 

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%. However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for 2018 from 1.4% to 1.3%, and published...Read More »

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