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....For the CBI, the "limited" help over business rates "falls short". British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam Marshall said: "Businesses had been advised to expect minimal change, rather than a blockbuster Budget, and Philip Hammond did not disappoint. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". 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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "Measures that mitigate the short-term impact of business rate rises are little more than a sticking plaster," said the British Chambers of Commerce. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . The Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce said Philip Hammond had done little to encourage investment in the UK. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....7% at the end of this year. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) also took issue with the OBR’s outlook. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
Sajid Javid tells business leaders not to panic over Brexit impacts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 10:53:45 AM
....“If we work together we can avoid some of things that were forecast,” he said. The meeting with business leaders on Tuesday will include the head of the country’s leading trade bodies, the CBI, the British Chambers of Commerce, and the Federation of Small Businesses. ...
Javid plans 'no panic' business meeting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 09:14:42 AM
....Mr Javid will hold the roundtable meeting with businesses on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Business Department said. Among the two dozen business leaders attending will be the heads of the British Chambers of Commerce, CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses. ...
UK business leaders caution against hasty EU exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 04:08:27 PM
.... David Cameron said on Friday that he would delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor as prime minister was in place in the autumn. Adam Marshall, the acting director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “At this critical time, our political leaders need to think very carefully about the economy … It’s about people’s jobs and livelihoods. ...
'Reassurance needed' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 11:57:47 AM
EU Referendum: Business calls for stability and direction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 06:55:47 AM
....The CBI said "the urgent priority" was to reassure the markets and for the government and Bank of England "to shore up confidence and stability". The British Chambers of Commerce said the immediate priority was market "stability and political clarity". ...
UK retail sales may be up, but customers aren't spending more money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 12:18:11 PM
....This means that the economy as a whole is gaining little extra from shopaholic Britons, while other sectors are slackening quite markedly. David Kern, the chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), put it succinctly in his response to the figures for March. ...
UK inflation down as air fares fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 05:01:24 PM
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 10:01:00 AM
.... . British Chambers of Commerce chief economist David Kern said: “While adverse global conditions remain a major challenge for manufacturing, this is now being exacerbated by a slowdown in the domestic economy. ...
UK industry falls back into recession image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 10:39:31 AM
....”. David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce, warned that manufacturing remained in long-term decline, despite a modest recovery in March. ...
Business support for EU membership has fallen in run-up to vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....Despite warnings about the economic costs of Brexit from the Treasury, the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the lead for the remain side has narrowed from 30 points to 17. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said its survey of 2,200 businessmen and women showed 54% were in favour of staying in the EU, down from 60% when its members were last canvassed in late January and early February. ...
Should we stay or should we go? UK businesses on the EU referendum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 02:59:18 PM
....Most of the major business lobby groups have so far either sat on the fence or decided that the devil they know is the better option. The CBI is the main group in favour of staying inside the EU, while the British Chambers of Commerce, in an effort to maintain its neutrality, went so far as to ditch its boss, John Longworth, after he voiced pro-Brexit sentiments. ...
Osborne's 'cocktail of threats' excuse for the UK's ills has lost its fizz image
.... And there is some truth that the deteriorating situation in China, the US and the sickly eurozone have played a part in depressing national incomes alongside the impact of the impending EU referendum, which has encouraged businesses to defer investment. But bodies such as the British Chambers of Commerce have charted weakening business confidence for almost a year. ...
UK retail sales drop as shoppers cut back on food and clothes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:11:48 AM
.... The first official snapshot of UK GDP growth in the opening quarter is to be released next week. David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said March’s sharp drop in retail sales was disappointing. ...
Will Barack Obama’s EU charm offensive be enough to rescue David Cameron? image
....LEAVE ‘If we vote Leave and are liberated from the shackles of EU membership, jobs will be safer, Britain will be able to spend our money on our priorities and we can look forward to faster growth and greater prosperity. ’ said John Longworth, former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
I resigned so I could tell the truth about Brexit, and what it will cost Britain to stay | John Longworth image
.... This means that overall, 87% of our economy and the vast majority of jobs are subject to the burdens that flow from being in the EU but prosper entirely independently of it. After I volunteered to resign as director general of the British Chambers of Commerce so that I could speak freely about Brexit, I received hundreds of messages of support from business people eager to break free of the costs and restrictions imposed by Brussels with the willing cooperation of Whitehall. ...
UK economic growth 'to soften further' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 01:11:51 AM
. Growth in the UK economy is set to soften further, according to a survey by the business body, the British Chambers of Commerce. ...
City News: Nationwide Building Society, Food suppliers, Economy concerns image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 06:47:00 PM
....Economic growth is “static” amid mounting global and domestic uncertainties, according to new research. A survey of more than 8,500 firms by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) showed historically low confidence in turnover and profitability. ...
IMF expected to cut growth forecasts in latest outlook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:30:37 PM
....The expected warning over risks to financial stability and economic growth will underscore fears in the UK that its own economy has slowed in recent months, unable to shake off global pressures. A report from the British Chambers of Commerce on Monday points to low business confidence and a weaker sales performance across UK manufacturing and services companies. ...
UK productivity fell at end of 2015 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 10:51:10 AM
...." . Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "There are deep-rooted structural problems in our economy that have dampened productivity - from skills shortages, to infrastructure bottlenecks and limited growth finance. ...
EU referendum 2016: How would Brexit affect the pound?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 12:33:00 PM
.... . The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suspended its director general John Longworth from his position after he suggested that Britain would be better off outside the EU. ...
Phones 4U founder: Hysteria over Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 10:12:39 AM
....Speaking on the Today programme last month, he said a "fresh start" would help the country become more innovative and entrepreneurial. Also last month, John Longworth resigned as director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) after saying the UK's long-term prospects could be "brighter" outside the EU at its annual conference. ...
Sajid Javid spurned Welsh steel crisis talks to attend US conference image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 12:52:18 PM
....Welsh Labour MPs led by Stephen Kinnock had sought a meeting with the business secretary, but were instead granted a meeting with Javid’s junior, Anna Soubry, on 3 March. Javid was in the UK on that day, addressing the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference, but is listed as speaker on the following two days at a conference organised in a southern US resort by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an influential thinktank and lobby group that is vociferously opposed to state intervention. ...
Middle class cash-in-hand employers 'unlikely to pay minimum wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 05:00:04 AM
.... He said it “will feel like an act of deception for the 2 million families set to lose £1,600 a year through cuts to in-work support”. The British Chambers of Commerce have cautioned the government not to automatically increase the rate towards £9 over by 2020, without evidence that it is not overburdening firms with employment costs. ...
Two wrong names on pro-Brexit letter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 03:37:24 AM
....The announcement of business leaders supporting the UK's EU exit came after bosses of 36 of the largest listed companies in Britain signed a letter urging voters to remain in the EU last month. Vote Leave also announced that its business council would be chaired by John Longworth, who resigned his role as director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) earlier this month. ...
Wetherspoon chief says staying in EU bad for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 04:16:09 PM
....”. Martin’s comments came as the Vote Leave campaign announced that its business council will be chaired by John Longworth, the former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. ...

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