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  • BCC responds to boost for Coronavirus business support schemes
    3rd April 2020

    Welcoming Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on measures to boost financial support for businesses affected by Coronavirus, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “We’re pleased that the Chancellor is listening and responding to the real-world concerns of firms across the UK

  • After a Torrid Q1, Is There More to Come?
    2nd April 2020

    I’m sure all readers will agree that the first quarter was a bumpy ride – for markets and for society as a whole – as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the globe and upended life as we knew it. For financial

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: First results show heavy toll on UK business communities as majority of firms face cash flow crisis
    2nd April 2020

    Results from the BCC’s first Covid-19 Business Impact Tracker paints a concerning, if unsurprising, picture for business communities affected by Coronavirus. Sharp and significant fall in domestic and overseas revenue for UK businesses The majority of firms (62 per cent) have

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency appeal – Royal Surrey County Hospital
    2nd April 2020

    Supporting our NHS staff Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to support our frontline staff in the fight against COVID-19. Many of you have asked how you can support our amazing staff though this challenging period. We

  • Oakleaf – We Need Your Help!
    1st April 2020

    As you may know, Oakleaf draws people out of isolation and loneliness. But now, in these unprecedented times, every client is back into the confinement they worked so hard to break free from. We are working around the clock to

  • Gatwick Airport will consolidate operations into the South Terminal from 1 April and limit runway opening hours to protect staff, passengers and the business from the impact of COVID-19
    31st March 2020

    The severe and unparalleled impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector has led Gatwick to make the difficult decision to consolidate passenger processing and facilities into the airport’s South Terminal and to limit scheduled flights on its runway to

  • Princess Alice Hospice shop staff pay “safety net”
    31st March 2020

    Following on the heels of the closure of all 46 of its shops in the current Covid-19 crisis, the Hospice is taking the opportunity to put retail staff on furlough -– rather than make them redundant. This means the shop

  • Surrey Drive – Supporting the Royal Surrey County Hospital
    30th March 2020

    The Surrey Drive Campaign is brought to you by The Surrey Event Professionals, a local networking group consisting of Surrey’s finest event experts. After seeing the heart-breaking stories of NHS workers unable to buy food at this critical time we

  • Self-Employed Statutory Pay Update
    26th March 2020

    For businesses it is a concerning time and there are conflicting reports on how to handle the situation. For self-employed people this time is also an increasing concern on how they will survive if their contracts are terminated. They are

  • Beard reports strong 2019 performance
    26th March 2020

    Family-owned construction firm Beard has reported a strong financial performance in 2019, continuing the sustainable growth the firm has delivered in recent years. Pre-tax profits rose to £5 million, an increase of 8% on 2018, while turnover increased by 6%

  • BCC responds to new social distancing measures
    24th March 2020

    Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of further restrictions to tackle the spread of Coronavirus this evening (Monday 23rd March), BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Businesses must play their part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus. “As the

  • BCC responds to Coronavirus business support measures
    23rd March 2020

    Commenting on the further measures announced by the Chancellor to help businesses hit by the impact of Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:  “The Chancellor has given businesses desperately needed breathing room at this critical moment.  “The deferral