Chamber News

  • BCC: Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no deal’
    13th February 2019

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published a list of twenty critical questions that remain unanswered for business in the unwelcome event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on March 29. With less than 50

  • BCC: Another day lost while the clock is ticking
    29th January 2019

    Commenting on the latest votes in Parliament on Brexit, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Another day lost while the clock is ticking. Government and parliament are still going round in circles when

  • BCC responds to result of meaningful vote
    15th January 2019

      Responding to the Parliamentary defeat of the Meaningful Vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience,

  • BCC comments on GDP and trade figures
    11th January 2019

    Commenting on the GDP and trade statistics for November 2018, published by the ONS today, Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Despite a small improvement in GDP growth between October and

  • Budget 2018: Full BCC reaction to Autumn Budget and OBR forecast
    5th November 2018

    Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget 2018, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “In an atmosphere of unprecedented uncertainty and heightened political noise, the Chancellor has demonstrated that he is listening to business concerns by

  • Initial BCC reaction to Budget 2018: A shot in the arm for business investment and growth
    29th October 2018

    Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “In an atmosphere of unprecedented uncertainty and heightened political noise, the Chancellor has demonstrated that he is listening to business concerns

  • BCC welcomes Chancellor’s support package for UK high streets
    28th October 2018

    Commenting on the Chancellor’s proposals for the high street in the upcoming Autumn Budget, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns, at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “We’re delighted that the Chancellor has heeded our calls to

  • Free creative workshops in the Guildford Big Draw 2018
    26th September 2018

    Arts and crafts enthusiasts or those who would just like to try something new, now have the chance with 10 free workshops held across the borough as part of the sixth annual Big Draw in October. The workshops, organised by

  • BCC responds to PM statement on Brexit negotiations
    21st September 2018

    Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the Prime Minister’s determination to reach a deal is appreciated, businesses tell us over and over that

  • Government publishes Technical Notices detailing what to do in the unlikely ‘no-deal’ scenario
    14th September 2018

    As announced by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 18 July 2018, the government is publishing a series of technical notices during August and September. Today we are publishing a second batch of technical

  • Local heritage sites open their doors for Heritage Open Days
    13th September 2018

    Do you want to discover more about Guildford’s rich heritage? This weekend, from Thursday 13th Sept to Sunday 16th September, Heritage Open Days will be back in Guildford offering free access to a host of different events, buildings, churches, guided

  • Redbox, sponsors of Surrey Chambers Golf Day, partner up to host Carbon Neutral Event.
    13th September 2018

    Wednesday 12th September saw the first Surrey Chambers Golf Society golf-day of the Autumn season, held at the prestigious and historic New Zealand Golf Club.   With new organisation of these SCGS events by the Chambers’ very own wonderfully dedicated

  • Council scrutinises its commitment to sustainable transport plans
    13th September 2018

    Plans and policies to change travel behaviour in the borough were constructively challenged at a meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee last night. ‘Modal shift’, the  move away from use of private cars to other more environmentally-friendly forms of

  • BCC comments on pilot scheme for seasonal workers
    7th September 2018

    Commenting on the pilot scheme to bring seasonal migrant workers to the UK, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “This is good news, and it’s not before time. With

  • Local company investment to benefit the Borough’s digital infrastructure
    6th September 2018

    Funding for a community project to provide full ‘fibre to the premises’ (FTTP) broadband to connect Guildford’s rural communities was agreed by the Executive on Tuesday 28 August. An investment of £10,000 will go to ‘Broadband for Surrey Hills Limited’

  • Updated Local Plan – consultation on main changes starts 11 September
    5th September 2018

    Help shape the borough’s future by commenting on the main modifications to our updated Local Plan in the next consultation, as agreed by the Executive at its meeting last night (4 September). Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says:

  • Guildford Shakespeare Company announces year-long programme of new outreach projects for 2018-19
    3rd September 2018

    Entitled ‘Brave New World’, the award-wining Guildford Shakespeare Company’s (GSC) year-long programme has been created to help affect social change across a number of different communities. Brave New World is a year-long programme of outreach projects, which seeks to reduce

  • Councillor resigns from Conservative Group
    3rd September 2018

    Councillor Bob McShee has resigned from the Conservative group on the Council to become an Independent Councillor. He has been a Borough Councillor for seven years, representing Worplesdon ward. The political balance of the Council, which has 48 councillors, is

  • Community Governance Review of East and West Clandon
    3rd September 2018

    Both Clandon Parish Councils want to increase the number of elected parish councillors. East Clandon Parish Council from five to six and West Clandon Parish Council from six to eight. We’re consulting the public about this in a Community Governance