Chamber News

  • Joint statement from BCC, CBI, EEF, FSB, IOD
    15th December 2017

    “We welcome the fact that the European Council has approved the progression of talks to the discussion of a transition period, and a future trade relationship.  “It is our collective view that the transition period must now be agreed as

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  • BCC comments on labour market statistics
    13th December 2017

    Commenting on the labour market statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “While the UK unemployment rate remains historically low, the second successive drop in

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  • BCC and six national Chambers across Europe urge politicians: move talks to transition and trade now
    11th December 2017

    Unprecedented joint statement from national Chamber organisations bordering the North Sea Leading business organisations representing businesses in seven countries that account for 70% of EU-UK trade The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today joined with national Chamber organisations from

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  • German-British business community welcomes Brexit negotiations moving to the second phase but concerns remain
    8th December 2017

    The German-British business community welcomes progress in the Brexit negotiations, which is enabling them to move on to the second phase because only at this second stage will a clearer picture emerge about the nature of the future relationship between

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  • BCC: Business cheers negotiations breakthrough in Brussels – and urges swift start to trade talks
    8th December 2017

    Commenting on the news that the UK government and the European Commission have reached a deal to conclude the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “Businesses will

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  • At the Grand Final of the SME National Business Awards held at Wembley Stadium on Friday 1st December 2017, RandDTax won the Business Innovation Award.
    7th December 2017

    Founded in Send, Surrey, in September 2012, RandDTax has grown to provide coverage throughout the UK, with 30 Consultants (including 14 shareholders), who have gained in excess of £75m in R&D Tax Credits for around 920 clients, with a 100%

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  • International Trade Department Opening Hours Over Christmas And New Year
    7th December 2017

    The International Trade department will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re-open fully on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Over the 27th, 28th and 29th December 2017, a limited service will be available for online applications

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  • Business groups and TUC issue joint statement on EU citizens’ rights
    7th December 2017

    The British Chambers of Commerce, CBI, TUC, FSB and EEF have made a joint plea to guarantee the rights of EU and UK citizens before Christmas. Four million EU and UK citizens face a second Christmas of uncertainty about their

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  • Businesses Fighting Back Against Review Forum ‘Trolls’
    6th December 2017

    Businesses in Guildford are being advised on how best to deal with malicious online reviews that have little in common with the actual customer experience on which they are supposedly based. Many self-appointed critics use the veil of anonymity afforded

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  • BCC comments on today’s Brexit statements
    5th December 2017

    Commenting following Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and wider developments in the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Business communities on both sides of the Channel

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  • BCC: Planning system must work better for business
    4th December 2017

    The planning system in England is more complex, costly and difficult for business than it was 5 years ago, according to a major report published today (Monday) by the British Chambers of Commerce. The BCC report says that five years

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  • PwC joins forces with ramsac to enhance SME offering
    4th December 2017

    PwC has joined forces with ramsac, a leading IT support company, to improve its digital service offering to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The collaboration is being announced at the Vistage Executive Summit London, taking place on the 1st

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  • BCC/DHL: British exporters keep calm and carry on
    30th November 2017

    The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters. The Outlook shows considerable price pressures amongst exporting businesses – but exporters are absorbing

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  • Surrey Researcher-Entrepreneurs: From Research to Innovation – 6th December
    29th November 2017

    Surrey Researcher-Entrepreneurs: From Research to Innovation 6th Dec 2017, 5:30pm-8:00pm Innovation for Health Building, University of Surrey The Surrey Researcher-Entrepreneurs series celebrates this journey from discovery to innovation and highlights the enterprising spirit of our researchers.  The first event of

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  • Lower vehicle emissions and more electric car charging points – new Air Quality Strategy launched for our borough
    29th November 2017

    More low emission and alternative transport,  an anti-idling campaign to encourage drivers to turn off their engines at traffic lights and outside schools and additional electric vehicle charging points – all key aims of the new Air Quality Strategy for our

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  • BCC comments on rail strategy
    29th November 2017

    Commenting on the publication of the rail strategy by the Department for Transport, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The prospect of increasing capacity by re-opening some railway routes will be cheered

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  • Guildford College Make-Up Student Wins Gold at World Skills National Finals
    28th November 2017

    Guildford College student Anna Lumsden who achieved a Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up at Guildford College, has been awarded gold medal in the recent World Skills National Finals at The Skills Show at the NEC in

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  • New Local Plan will be submitted for independent examination
    28th November 2017

    Much needed new homes, jobs and transport improvements are a step closer as the Council agrees that our new Local Plan can be submitted to the government’s planning inspectorate. Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “This is great

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  • BCC: Focus on places key for long-term success of Industrial Strategy
    27th November 2017

    Commenting on the Industrial Strategy White Paper, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Chambers of Commerce have been working actively with government to develop the Industrial Strategy, and we are pleased that the concerns and

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  • Mercedes Benz World Black Friday Offer
    23rd November 2017

    Exclusive Black Friday Offer. New Drive, Dine and Race package £250.00pp + VAT for one day only. Treat your guests to the ultimate thrill seekers experience with our new Dine, Drive and Race package. Behind the wheel of our latest

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