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BCC – Election result a source of further uncertainty for business

Commenting on the General Election, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process. “The formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC reaction to General Election result

Commenting on the General Election result, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “After two long years of elections, referenda and wider uncertainty, many businesses were doing their best to ignore the noise of politics – up until today. “The electorate’s split decision generates further uncertainty for business communities, who are already grappling with

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Populist promises and their business impact: Adam Marshall, BCC

Election call:  Chamber blog

I was in Cornwall last week, a place as far away, both geographically and psychologically, from the Westminster bubble and the group-think of corporate multinationals as one can get in England. Yet, talking to members of this vibrant and close-knit business community, it swiftly became clear that they didn’t feel national politicians were listening to their needs – particularly when it

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Written on June 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Election Blog 3: Give businesses certainty on Brexit

Business priorities highlighted in new Chamber Brexit report

The UK’s decision last June to leave the European Union has enormous consequences for all of us – for businesses this means leaving an institution that has been the cornerstone of our trading relationship with the European continent for over 40 years. Whilst business communities across the UK have shown a remarkable resilience to grow, invest, trade and recruit since

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Written on May 31, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Skills, York

Brexit & Beyond: Our Business Manifesto

Election call:  Chamber blog

The Chamber of Commerce network has produced a business manifesto for the 2017 General Election. The document is co-badged with West & North Yorkshire Chamber and the national umbrella organisation, and stresses the need for the key business issues to be addressed by the main parties, rather than just focusing on Brexit. Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce

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Written on May 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

BCC, Big business mainly hit by cyber-attacks, but all need to improve security

One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey of more than 1,200 businesses across the UK found that 20% had been hit by a cyber-attack in the last 12 months. Big businesses are far more likely

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Written on April 18, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC, Inflation weakening UK growth

Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Although the inflation rate was unchanged in March it is still above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The continued elevation in costs at the factory gate suggests that consumer prices

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Written on April 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Chamber co-produces Brexit report

Business priorities highlighted in new Chamber Brexit report

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the British Chambers of Commerce, has published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations. Titled ‘Business Brexit Priorities’, the report synthesizes feedback from 400 businesses at 16 Chamber-hosted focus groups, along with nearly 20,000 national responses to Chamber surveys. It puts forward priorities for action

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Written on April 7, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC; Shortage of digital skills hampering business productivity and growth

Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in the UK but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce which is hampering productivity, according to a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), released today (Friday). The survey of more than 1,400 businesses across the UK found that 84% of firms say digital

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Written on April 7, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC comments on statement by Scottish First Minister

Commenting on the statement by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that she will seek a second Scottish independence referendum, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Business communities all across the UK will be thinking, first and foremost, about the additional uncertainty that a second independence referendum would generate. “Across Scotland – and throughout the

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Written on March 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

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