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  • BCC responds to April GDP figures  
    12th June 2020

    Commenting on GDP statistics for April 2020, published today (12 June) by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “With a monthly fall in UK GDP over thirty times the average month on month decline during the global

  • BCC and Amazon partner to help firms operate safely in ‘new normal’
    5th June 2020

    The British Chambers of Commerce has launched an innovative partnership with Amazon to help businesses get back to work and kick-start the economy as lockdown restrictions ease.  1,000 UK businesses can tour Amazon fulfilment centres, where staff have been working

  • Moore Barlow promotes five to partner
    4th June 2020

    SOUTHAMPTON (4 June 2020): Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow today announced the appointment of five new partners, as well as the progression of several existing partners within the firm’s equity structure. The five-strong cohort of new partners include:

  • Guildford-based Litigator Recognised Amongst the Best Trust Litigators Worldwide
    4th June 2020

    4 June 2020 – Duncan Elson, Partner and Head of the Guildford office at Charles Russell Speechlys has been named in Citywealth’s Top 100 trust litigators and polymaths 2020, a list which recognises the best litigators worldwide according to industry

  • Smith & Williamson joins Pension Protection Fund advisory panel
    2nd June 2020

    Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services group which has an office in Guildford, has been selected to join the Pension Protection Fund’s newly established Trustee and Support Services panel which will provide restructuring advisory services to pension schemes

  • A European Game-Changer?
    29th May 2020

    May 2020 could go down as the month that changed the course of the euro, and ensured the currency’s longer-term stability, with EU leaders inching closer to agreeing a deeper fiscal union as part of the coronavirus recovery package. Since

  • Jarmila Yu of YUnique Marketing Ltd Teams up with Enterprise Nation and Salesforce
    29th May 2020

    Enterprise Nation now launches local meet-up group in Surrey Heath to offer vital peer-to-peer support for small firms during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Surrey Heath Local Leader, Jarmila Yu, will lead monthly online meet-ups to nurture local firms through

  • Coronavirus and Intellectual Property Law
    26th May 2020

    Coronavirus has affected almost everyone in the world in one way or another and, for most of us, life is unrecognisable from what it was only a few short weeks ago. It would seem however that while all of these

  • Furlough – Prolonging the Inevitable?
    22nd May 2020

    It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic is having a brutal, frankly harrowing, impact on labour markets across developed markets. Having been close to full employment at the beginning of the year, we are now in the midst of

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms begin to reopen but one in ten cannot implement government guidance safely
    19th May 2020

    Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of firms surveyed are in a position to partially restart operations as lockdown restrictions are eased:   ·         83 per cent of respondents report that they know some or a lot of details about government guidance on working safely  ·         37 per

  • A Recovery Fraught with Risk with Caxton Business
    18th May 2020

    Having spent most of the last two months in hibernation, the global economy appears to be finally – albeit gradually – turning a corner. Of course, the last thing anyone needs now are further economic roadblocks to appear, but this

  • Risk of high street collapse as retailers and landlords battle during lockdown
    18th May 2020

    Claire Perrett, Business tax partner at Smith & Williamson’s Guildford office states “Many of our landlord clients are seeing challenges in regard to their recent rent receipts. Kevin Ley, our National Head of Creditors Services here at Smith & Williamson,