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....”. Mike Spicer, director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the ruling would leave “employers concerned about a return to the past, when despite winning the majority of cases, companies would often settle to avoid a costly and protracted process even when their case was strong”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....9bn, as increases in exports were closely matched by increases in imports. Suren Thiru, the head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the trade figures were disappointing and businesses needed more support from the government. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Labour MP Peter Kyle called on the government to urgently answer the question of what benefit Brexit would bring if it was forecast to leave us poorer. But John Longworth, co-chair of the Leave Means Leave group and former chief of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the Bank was “historically bad at forecasting”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A headlong rush into a “politically attractive” trade deal with the US risks exposing British companies to hostile takeovers and handing American firms the upper hand, one of Britain’s leading business figures has warned. Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said he was “distinctly uneasy” about the idea of a swift free-trade deal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....And yet that hope persists and continues to have a voice. Not among the major business groups, and most pointedly the British Chambers of Commerce, which this weekend has come out of hiding to declare the government’s Brexit stance a disaster. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But there should be no headlong rush into a politically attractive, but economically uncertain, UK US free trade deal. Dr Adam Marshall is director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK trade deficit widens as fall in sterling fails to improve export sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 03:13:41 PM
....9bn, as increases in exports were closely matched by increases in imports. Suren Thiru, the head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the trade figures were disappointing and businesses needed more support from the government. ...
Brexit is putting firms off giving pay rises, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 11:13:47 AM
....The Labour MP Peter Kyle called on the government to urgently answer the question of what benefit Brexit would bring if it was forecast to leave us poorer. But John Longworth, co-chair of the Leave Means Leave group and former chief of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the Bank was “historically bad at forecasting”. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....”. Mike Spicer, director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the ruling would leave “employers concerned about a return to the past, when despite winning the majority of cases, companies would often settle to avoid a costly and protracted process even when their case was strong”. ...
Rushing into a trade deal with the US would harm the UK | Adam Marshall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:03:00 PM
.... But there should be no headlong rush into a politically attractive, but economically uncertain, UK US free trade deal. Dr Adam Marshall is director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
British business chief warns against swift US trade deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 07:52:58 PM
....A headlong rush into a “politically attractive” trade deal with the US risks exposing British companies to hostile takeovers and handing American firms the upper hand, one of Britain’s leading business figures has warned. Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said he was “distinctly uneasy” about the idea of a swift free-trade deal. ...
The UK’s Brexit negotiators are powered by little more than hope image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 04:00:42 PM
....And yet that hope persists and continues to have a voice. Not among the major business groups, and most pointedly the British Chambers of Commerce, which this weekend has come out of hiding to declare the government’s Brexit stance a disaster. ...
Low-paid should receive inflation-only rises, say business leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:13:15 PM
....Low-paid workers in the private sector should see their wages restricted to inflation-only rises, according to business leaders, who have said that without the real-terms freeze, they could be forced to make job cuts. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said the “national living wage” (NLW) should rise by a maximum of 2. ...
German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit negotiations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 08:51:32 AM
....While German industry remains firmly behind Merkel’s insistence that Britain cannot retain the benefits of EU membership from outside the bloc, Brexit campaigners believe that it will shift its position when the details of a deal are actually hammered out. John Longworth, the former director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce who campaigned for Brexit, said: “The European project is so important to the Germans politically and economically, that the German political establishment are prepared to sacrifice even their own car industry for that outcome. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
....“With negotiations under way, the secretary of state for exiting the European Union is determined to bolster the government’s engagement with the business community on Brexit,” said a government source, announcing the crunch summit. Other attendees, including the Engineering Employers Federation and British Chambers of Commerce, are known to be determined to use the event to highlight their members’ concerns about the pitfalls of the government’s current strategy. ...
Jeremy Corbyn: UK firms must pay more tax to fund better education image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:20:27 AM
....The Labour leader outlined a post-Brexit vision for the UK as an economy competing on skills and productivity, not “a sort of low-tax haven on the shores of Europe”. Making a speech to a British Chambers of Commerce conference on education in London, Corbyn condemned what he called a “lost decade” of low growth, sluggish living standards and low investment. ...
Theresa May defends public sector pay cap under pressure from Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:23:29 PM
....2bn per year by 2021–22. Corbyn will give a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, calling for economic reform – including a greater role for the state in developing and promoting new technologies, to prevent another “lost decade” of weak growth. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....”. Adonis was joined by leaders from the British Chambers of Commerce, the CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses in calling on politicians to ensure infrastructure projects were not delayed. ...
UK business groups plead for economy to be put first in Brexit talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:38:33 PM
....Britain’s biggest business groups have made a joint plea to the government to put the economy first in Brexit talks and to secure a transitional deal that preserves access to the European single market. The five lobby groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce and the CBI, have also called on ministers to prioritise an early deal on guarantees for EU 27 citizens in the UK and for UK citizens in other EU countries. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
....”. Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the electorate’s split decision would generate further uncertainty for businesses “who are already grappling with currency fluctuations, rising costs, and the potential impacts of Brexit”. ...
Business leaders demand answers over Brexit strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 02:03:46 PM
....". Elsewhere, Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the CBI, and her counterpart at the British Chambers of Commerce, Adam Marshall, both demanded clear objectives over Brexit. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....It means that unskilled workers are without employment and employers are left without the skilled workers that they need. In the UK, the British Chambers of Commerce recently complained that three out of four businesses were suffering from a "shortage of digital skills". ...
UK inflation rate at highest level since September 2013 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:32:29 AM
....". Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "Businesses continue to report that the substantial increases in the cost of raw materials and other overheads over the past year are still filtering through the supply chain, and are therefore likely to lift consumer prices higher in the coming months. ...
Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:36:37 AM
. More than 70% of firms face 'not spots' of patchy or no mobile internet coverage in their local area, a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey says. ...
Bank of England warns Brexit vote will damage living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:14:34 AM
....Paul Hollingsworth, at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the inflation report supported his view that interest rates are set to rise sooner than markets expect. But Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the Bank was too optimistic about the UK’s near-term growth prospects. ...
Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows image
....Samuel Tombs, the chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, called the March trade figures “simply dreadful”. The British Chambers of Commerce said that while the weaker pound was helping to make UK exporters more price competitive, they were also being hit by the rising costs of raw materials. ...
UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:32:58 AM
...."However the chancellor, with better than expected Budget tax receipts in his pocket, has room for manoeuvre and should be able to pre-empt any further slowdown which should help with business confidence," she said. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the data confirmed his group's own survey that businesses were starting to feel the pressure. ...
How much uncertainty can business take? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:57:40 PM
.... . Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "Firms will want to be reassured that the key challenges facing the economy will be front and centre throughout any election period. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
....Cybercriminals have attacked one in five British businesses in the past year, many of which lack even the most basic security measures to protect confidential information. A report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that only 24% of businesses said they had security in place to guard against hacking, despite the rising danger of attacks and increasing publicity about the threat. ...
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:26:38 AM
.... . Larger firms - defined as those with over 100 staff - were more likely to be attacked than smaller counterparts, said the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which surveyed 1,200 companies. ...
Banks cracking down on lending after borrowing binge, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:53:17 PM
....“Lower capital investment was reported to be exerting a significant drag on demand for corporate lending in the first quarter, although increased merger and acquisition activity had pushed up on demand,” the Bank’s report on its survey said. That echoed a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, which found firms enjoyed an export boost from the weak pound over the first quarter but that their investment intentions remained low amid worries about rising costs and the economic outlook. ...
UK firms 'struggling to recruit staff' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:07:25 AM
.... . The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) spoke to 7,300 businesses in the manufacturing and services sectors, and found the percentage seeking to hire had grown by up to 9% in the last quarter. ...
Robbing Paula to pay Peter in the boardroom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
....Gender pay-gap statistics are just one of the new requirements on businesses imposed from this week. As Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), puts it: “We enter a new tax year with a raft of changes adding to the upfront cost of doing business. ...
What businesses want from the talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:01:52 PM
.... More than 80% of big businesses are lobbying the government on the Brexit talks, according to a report by law firm Eversheds Sutherland. But rather than putting some firms ahead of others, ministers must "prioritise what's best for UK business across the board", says Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
. Robust consumer spending and a brighter outlook for trade and investment will mean the UK’s economic slowdown this year is less severe than previously feared, the British Chambers of Commerce has predicted. ...
Budget: UK Plc gives its verdict image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:07:53 PM
.... . The Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce said Philip Hammond had done little to encourage investment in the UK. ...
Budget: More help for pubs in rates change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:28:46 PM
.... . "Measures that mitigate the short-term impact of business rate rises are little more than a sticking plaster," said the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
Business chiefs tell chancellor: reform business rates now to avert high street crisis image
....Business leaders have made a final plea to the chancellor to reduce the impact of changes to commercial rates that could double the tax bill for some firms. The trade body for retailers, the British Retail Consortium, has written to the chancellor, Philip Hammond, saying the high street needs a “fundamental reform” of the tax, while a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that business rates are the biggest concern for one in two small firms. ...
CBI chief warns against 'no deal' Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:52:43 PM
....Pro-Brexit group Change Britain accused the CBI of being "proven wrong time and again on Europe" and said it should be "more optimistic" about the UK. Mr Drechsler's speech at the Lord Mayor's Business and Investment dinner in London, comes in the wake of similar warnings from the British Chambers of Commerce and former chancellor George Osborne earlier this week. ...
Delay Brexit if no trade deal reached, say business leaders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:23:30 AM
....Brexit should be delayed if no trade deal can be struck with the EU by the end of the two-year negotiating process, business leaders have said. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) also wants businesses to continue to be allowed to recruit skilled and low-skilled EU workers after the UK leaves. ...
Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
....". On Monday Ms Long-Bailey will join shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow communities secretary Teresa Pearce for a discussion with business organisations including the FSB, British Retail Consortium and the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... He has become the MP with the highest outside earnings – including being a part-time adviser to fund management group BlackRock – and found time last week to tweet about the Labour party’s poor byelection performance. Many of his recent public utterances have been about boosting the northern powerhouse, and on Tuesday he will take to the stage at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual meeting in London on a panel to discuss regional development. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
....However, business leaders and MPs are now pushing the chancellor for a wider review of the controversial tax. Eleven leading trade bodies – including the CBI, the British Retail Consortium and the British Chambers of Commerce – have written to MPs calling for an overhaul of business rates. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....Companies want to see the impact of the revaluation limited but also a change in the rules so that decisions to invest in the property – for example with new machinery – are not linked to a further rise in business rates. Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said it was “zapping productivity”. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....The trade body’s warning comes a day after the government accused critics of “scaremongering”, saying that three-quarters of firms would see either no change in their business rates or would see them reduced. Other influential trade bodies, including the Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce, have already called on the government to overhaul the tax. ...
Chancellor is an 'economic illiterate', claims pro-Brexit economist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:48:23 PM
....”. Minford’s panel comprises 15 economists and has an advisory group that includes the MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, as well as John Longworth, co-chair of Leave Means Leave and former head of the British Chambers of Commerce who resigned from that post over his support for Brexit. ...
Bank of England sharply raises UK growth forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:46:31 PM
....6%, respectively. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the Bank now had a brighter outlook but he expected policymakers to hold off rates rises this year given the uncertainty ahead. ...
UK labour market shows signs of slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:32:28 AM
....The number of people claiming jobless benefits also fell, by 10,100 to 797,800, between November and December, defying City expectations of a 5,000 increase. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the UK jobs market was proving resilient and remained “a major bright spot for the UK economy”. ...
UK service sector sees strong expansion in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 10:10:20 AM
....". At the same time, a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce indicated that there had been "continued expansion" for both manufacturing and services in the final three months of the year, but "at a lower level for the services sector than before the EU referendum". ...
UK economy ends 2016 on high – but rising import prices starting to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....The fall in sterling following the Brexit vote helped British business shake off a period of uncertainty to end 2016 on a high note as companies reported increases in export sales and orders. But the quarterly health check by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that business activity in the last three months of the year failed to rebound to historic levels, leaving companies worse off than a year ago. ...
Pro-Brexit group calls for EU free trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 11:24:04 PM
....It also calls for uninterrupted trade as well as near-zero tariffs. The letter was written by Leave Means Leave co-chairs Richard Tice and John Longworth, the former British Chambers of Commerce director-general. ...
UK factories wary of sterling's fall and rising costs in new year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 04:49:56 PM
.... For manufacturers that export there has been a small silver lining as the fall in the pound since the Brexit vote has made their goods cheaper to overseas buyers, but that boost has only partially offset the pressure from higher costs. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says that six months on from the EU referendum, its members in the manufacturing industry have become more worried about moves in the pound and about inflation. ...
Four in 10 British businesses fear post-Brexit skills shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of December 2016 12:01:03 AM
....“Business will now look to government to lay the groundwork for growth and, considering the skills shortage revealed in this survey, they should start by guaranteeing the status of EU citizens currently working for British businesses,” he said. Last weekend the British Chambers of Commerce and TUC joined forces to make similar demands, fearing skills shortages for British businesses if EU residents left. ...
Joint call for EU citizens to stay in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 08:11:08 PM
....Businesses and trade unions have called on Theresa May to guarantee immediately the right of EU citizens to stay in the UK after Brexit. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents companies with a combined workforce of five million people, and the TUC made the call in an open letter to the prime minister. ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
....British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. In a strongly worded letter to the prime minister, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), representing companies with a combined workforce of 5 million employees, and the TUC say that more delays will be bad for business, families, local communities, and public services, such as the NHS. ...
UK employment falls in months after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 05:29:53 PM
.... Unemployment is expected to rise as the broader economy slows and businesses grapple with higher costs and waning demand. Commenting on the latest ONS figures, Suren Thiru, the head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It is likely that UK unemployment will start to drift upwards in the coming months, as uncertainty over Brexit and the increasing input costs faced by businesses weigh on jobs growth. ...
UK economy set for sluggish growth, warns business group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:41 AM
. The UK economy will slow markedly next year as uncertainty about the country’s future position in Europe and higher inflation hit consumers and businesses, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has predicted. ...
UK's current GDP growth rate won't last, warns business body image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:34 AM
. "The business as usual" approach taken by many firms following the Brexit vote has helped boost UK growth this year, but it will not last, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned. ...
Government borrowing falls on record October tax take image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:38:31 AM
...." . British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) head of economics Suren Thiru also said the size of the UK's budget deficit could limit the scope for growth-boosting measures in the Autumn Statement. ...
UK unemployment falls to 11-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 09:33:35 AM
....". The British Chambers of Commerce said Brexit was "dampening firms' recruitment intentions" and that this would put "increased pressure on UK employment levels". ...
Workers 'cutting hours' because of childcare costs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:04:31 AM
. More than one in four UK business leaders say employees have cut their hours because of the "high cost of childcare", a report from the British Chambers of Commerce says. ...
UK manufacturing picks up in September, ONS figures show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:41:18 AM
.... . Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "It is concerning that the longer-term trends show that manufacturing and total industrial output are adding little to overall UK growth. ...
UK industrial output falls unexpectedly in September image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:25:25 AM
....8% at the end of next year from a current rate of 1%, as a weak pound pushes up the cost of imports. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the weakness in the UK production sector was concerning, and, contrary to the ONS, said the sharp fall in the pound since the referendum was putting pressure on firms. ...
Airport expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:07:50 PM
.... . Business groups like the Confederation of British Industry, the Institute of Directors, the British Chambers of Commerce and others - as well as the TUC - have all called for a third Heathrow runway to keep the UK competitive. ...
UK firms 'won't have to list foreign workers', says Fallon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 10:45:34 AM
...." . SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon suggested it would mean companies being "named and shamed for the foreign workers they employ" while acting director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, Adam Marshall said: "It would be a sad day if having a global workforce was seen as a badge of shame". ...
UK interest rates left unchanged at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:32:34 AM
....The latest vote of MPC members, who include the governor Mark Carney, was unanimous - at 9-0. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: "The Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates on hold was unsurprising. ...
UK inflation rate holds steady at 0.6% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:33:23 AM
....". The British Chambers of Commerce agreed that inflation was likely to pick up in the coming months, while forecasting group EY Item Club said the "only way is up" for inflation in the near term. ...
UK growth forecast cut by BCC after Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:02:23 PM
. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slashed its growth forecast for the UK in the light of the Brexit vote. ...
Britain 'too lazy and fat', says Trade Secretary Liam Fox image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 12:29:52 PM
....". However, Mr Fox received support on Saturday from a variety of business leaders, with John Longworth, ex-director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, saying that companies had to contribute to making a success of Brexit. ...
UK public finances see smaller surplus image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 09:24:42 AM
....". Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: "Fixing the public finances remains a major challenge, and is likely to be an increasingly uphill task if economic growth slows in the coming months. ...
UK jobless total falls to 1.64 million image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:32:49 AM
....She called on the government to "make ambitious decisions in the Autumn Statement that will secure the UK's economic future as changes to trade, regulation and access to skills loom on the horizon". Suren Thiru of the British Chambers of Commerce said: "Labour market indicators tend to lag behind the wider economy, so it is likely to be some time before the full post-referendum employment picture emerges. ...
Brexit: Government guarantee for post-EU funds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 12:23:14 PM
....The National Trust said that there was "continued uncertainty should new applications be restricted beyond this autumn". British Chambers of Commerce acting director general Adam Marshall called for "the delays that many worthwhile projects face in the approval process" to be "cleared away - especially given the fact that the Treasury guarantee only covers projects signed by this year's Autumn Statement". ...
UK economic growth sped up ahead of Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 08:40:02 AM
....Analysts and business groups warned against using the second-quarter figures - which only included estimates of one week following the 23 June referendum - to measure the impact of the Brexit result. It is "far too soon to draw firm conclusions" about the UK's future growth prospects, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) warned. ...
High Street sales fall in June, survey says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 08:11:13 AM
....". The latest quarterly survey by the British Chambers of Commerce also suggested lacklustre growth among both services and manufacturing firms. ...
UK trade deficit widens in May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:24:58 AM
....However, he said that the volume of imports could be affected by weakening domestic demand. The British Chambers of Commerce said the figures painted a "rather bleak picture" of the UK's external position. ...
Businesses urge action on EU workers and infrastructure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:01:45 PM
....He warned a "supreme national effort" was needed to steady the economy. The British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors, and EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, signed the letter saying ministers needed to show "clear leadership". ...
Business secretary says EU trade ties are top priority image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:07:43 AM
.... The department would be contacting those companies in the coming weeks. Leaders from the CBI, Institute of Directors (IoD) and British Chambers of Commerce were among the more than 20 representatives of business groups and figures from the UK's most important industries at the meeting. ...
Firms plan to quit UK as City braces for more post-Brexit losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 09:40:25 PM
.... Agustín Carstens, the head of the Mexican central bank and chair of the global committee of central bankers, said he and his colleagues would “carefully monitor market functioning and stability” to prevent the shock verdict of British voters spilling over into a market panic. The British Chambers of Commerce warned a prolonged period of uncertainty would hit confidence levels, investment and job creation. ...

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