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BCC Budget Submission, be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity. The UK’s leading business group, which represents almost 75,000 companies employing almost

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Written on October 23, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the Consumer Price Index for September 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation rose for the second successive month, confirming that price growth remains on an upward trajectory. The rise in September mostly reflects increasing prices for food and recreational goods, along with transport costs,

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Written on October 17, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Nominations open for Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

Nominations are now open for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC. The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign seek to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the North of England. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to enter with a host of awards on offer – from

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Written on October 17, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Yorkshire businesses take the lead at national awards

Ahead Partnership and Arena Group, have been crowned winners in the Yorkshire round of the Chamber Business Awards. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, organisations of all sizes and from all sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Arena Group, the hard copy

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Written on October 11, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Members news, News

BCC comments on Chancellor’s speech

Commenting on the Chancellor’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Philip Hammond’s defence of capitalism and markets will be welcomed by businesses. Yet the fight-back for a strong, competitive market economy has only just begun. “Across the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of civic businesses who combine

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Written on October 4, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Chamber News, News

Chamber seeks views from business over devolution proposals

It is now two years since policy makers and politicians submitted proposals to Whitehall to devolve powers and funding to our region and as our northern neighbours in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Tees Valley commence their journey and flex their new found powers we still await a decision for our part of the country. The Chamber has today launched a

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Written on September 11, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

Employers concerned about return to the past on tribunals, says BCC

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunal fees, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “A fair tribunal system must provide access to justice for all, while at the same time discouraging unmeritorious claims. “Today’s ruling will leave employers concerned about a return to the past, when despite winning the majority of cases, companies

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Written on August 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, News, York

Home Secretary right to take objective look at migration trends and needs

Commenting on the Home Secretary’s decision to ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate the present and future impacts of migration on the UK economy, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “We welcome the Home Secretary’s decision to commission rigorous and independent analysis to inform the shape of our future immigration system. Business

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Written on August 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Lobbying, News, York

LEP skills programme supports SMEs

Almost 7,500 people across Leeds City Region have benefitted from a programme to upskill staff and support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to grow. The LEP’s skills service has provided support and funding to more than 3,000 businesses to enable them to develop the skills of their employees. In the first phase of this initiative almost £9 million has

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Written on July 4, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorized

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