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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

Low Pay Consultation response

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In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a cautious approach to setting the National Living Wage (NLW) but one which will help low-paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs. BCC has recommended an increase of 2.7% in the National Living Wage to compensate for the

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Written on July 19, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

‘No deal’ not a Brexit option, says survey

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published survey results from 2,400 companies, showing that, while businesses have a range of views on their preferred objectives for the UK in Brexit negotiations, there is almost no support to conclude UK-EU talks without a trade deal. Asked to consider which option came closest to

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Written on July 10, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Pragmatism called for in Brexit negotiations

The British Chambers of Commerce has requested from government that business and economic issues feature prominently in Brexit negotiations. Adam Marshall, Director General, said: “As Brexit talks commence, UK firms want practical economic issues to be at the heart of the negotiations. Business wants an atmosphere of pragmatism, civility and mutual respect to characterise this complex process. “Over the coming

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Written on June 29, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

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

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

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

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

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