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  • Snow White enchants at Hospice shop
    19th February 2020

    Things were anything but Grimm when the Princess Alice Hospice shop in East Molesey was transformed into a fairytale land of dancing animals and romance. It was a specially themed Snow White day which saw customers drawn into a magical

  • BCC comments on proposals for new UK immigration system
    19th February 2020

    Commenting on the government’s policy proposals for a points-based immigration system, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “The speed and scale of these changes will require significant adjustment by businesses. “Companies are already investing heavily in home-grown talent across the

  • PJ Day fun takes off for Hospice
    19th February 2020

    Hundreds of people from schoolchildren to firefighters, shop staff and care workers, have so far taken part in a huge PJ Day fundraiser – in support of the night nurses of Princess Alice Hospice. And there’s still loads of time

  • UK Global Tariff consultation
    18th February 2020

    The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 For the first time in almost fifty years the UK is free to set its tariff rates on imported goods. To inform the development of the new UK Global Tariff,

  • BCC/DHL: Trade negotiations must unlock potential of struggling exporters
    17th February 2020

    Exporters continued to tread water through the final quarter of 2019 according to the largest independent survey of UK firms, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL Express today. The survey of more than 3,300 exporters revealed that manufacturing

  • Reigate Manor hosts another successful quiz night raising a further £1500 for The Giant Pledge!
    13th February 2020

    On Friday 7th February, Reigate Manor hosted a fantastic quiz night to raise funds for The Giant Pledge. The Giant Pledge was set up by local Redhill family Vicky and James (Woody) Woodall after they had the devastating news that

  • BCC comments on ONS Q4 2019 GDP statistics
    11th February 2020

    Commenting on GDP statistics for Q4 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The UK economy lost momentum in the final quarter of 2019 due to weaker figures

  • BCC welcomes commitment to build HS2
    11th February 2020

    Welcoming the news that the UK Government is set to give the go-ahead to HS2, and proceed with construction to Birmingham and onward to Crewe, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:    “The decision to proceed

  • BCC responds to new statistics regarding women on boards
    10th February 2020

    Responding to news that one-third of FTSE 100 board members are women, BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:  “Companies of all sizes have much to gain by improving the diversity of their workforce at all levels. “As well as promoting

  • BDO sponsors Guildford Jazz Festival
    7th February 2020

    Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has signed up to be a headline sponsor of Guildford JazzFest ’20. Guildford JazzFest is a 3-day music festival taking place over the weekend of Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March at the Electric

  • Brexit Transition Period – 002
    6th February 2020

    5th February 2020 UK leaving the EU on the 31st January 2020 The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have had a number of meetings recently with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss the designation of Certificates of Origin

  • Brexit Transition Period – Notice 001
    6th February 2020

    5th February 2020 UK remains part of EU Free Trade Agreements during transition period I’m sure this will not be news to you; however, we have had a number of enquiries from companies and from colleagues across the International network