British Chambers of Commerce

BCC: Reform needed to make Apprenticeship Levy fit for purpose

Speaking today (Thursday) at the Apprenticeships Conference in London, Jane Gratton, Head of Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), will warn about the need for reform of the Apprenticeship Levy to make it workable for business.

One year after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy,...Read More »

BCC comments on inflation statistics for March 2018

Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Inflation slowed again in March, confirming its downward trajectory. The largest downward pressure came from clothing and footwear...Read More »

BCC: Action needed to sustain increases in real wages

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

β€œThe continued rise in employment, coupled with a further drop-in the unemployment rate, is further evidence that the UK jobs...Read More »

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economy treading water despite export boost

Based on the responses of over 7,100 businesses, the survey shows that UK economic growth remained subdued in the first quarter of 2018, despite a strong export performance.

In the service sector, a key driver of the UK economy, the proportion of firms reporting improved export sales and orders...Read More »

BCC: Government must establish permanent dialogue with business on future trade deals

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is today (Wednesday) intensifying its call for the UK Government to establish a formal, permanent dialogue with business, consumer and civil society organisations to ensure that trade negotiations – including those on Brexit – draw on the detailed knowledge, expertise and...Read More »

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