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  • Surrey academics launch new voter website ‘matchmaking’ people with their ideal political parties
    25th November 2019

    Users read through a series of policy statements and state how much they agree with them. The result will give you a graphical display showing which political party best matches the users’ views. It also breaks down these matches into

  • Epsom & Ewell Business Awards 2019
    25th November 2019

      The Epsom & Ewell Business Awards celebrated business excellence in the local community at the Awards Finals held at the University for the Creative Arts on Thursday 21 November. Winners were announced for each of the ten categories and

  • British Chambers of Commerce response to Conservative Party manifesto
    25th November 2019

      In his initial response to the publication of the Conservative Party manifesto, BCC Director General, Dr Adam Marshall said:    “While the Conservative manifesto strikes some of the right notes, business communities across the UK will be looking to see

  • Initial BCC response to Labour Party manifesto
    22nd November 2019

      Responding to the Labour Party manifesto, Director-General Dr Adam Marshall said: “No government can deliver the prosperity that people and public services depend on, or achieve net-zero, without a true partnership with business. When business thrives, people and communities thrive too. “Millions of businesspeople care deeply about their employees and their communities and they need

  • Re-use stores up funds for Hospice
    22nd November 2019

      A money-spinning initiative which keeps re-usable items from landfill, has led to a funding boost for Princess Alice Hospice. More than £3,700 raised by selling unwanted items too good to scrap, was handed over to the Esher hospice by

  • BCC responds to Conservative Party business proposals
    21st November 2019

      Responding to proposals unveiled by the Conservative Party, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, Dr Adam Marshall said: Business rates: “We have continually highlighted the damaging impact that upfront business costs are having on companies across the UK – and Chambers

  • BCC/Totaljobs: Skills shortages impacting businesses as labour market remains buoyant
    21st November 2019

      The percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount according to the UK’s largest survey of employers.  Over half (54%) of British businesses recruited in the

  • Ducks go quackers for charity shop fare
    21st November 2019

    Posh nosh is being served up to the feathered residents of the river Mole thanks to a local heritage and conservation project being supported by the Princess Alice Hospice shop. Custom-made duck food pellets – said to be better for

  • A majority of UK manufacturing exporters are reporting a stark worsening in sales and orders, with indicators showing a substantial drop compared to 2017 and 2018 levels.
    21st November 2019

      The Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q3 2019, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL today, reveals that indicators for exporting manufacturers in Q3 2019 have undergone large declines, with several key indicators for orders and cashflow now in

  • Initial BCC response to Liberal Democrat manifesto
    20th November 2019

    Responding to proposals on business rates, training and devolution in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:    “The UK’s unfair business rates system – which hits firms hard before they turn over a single pound – is

  • Parties must reignite business confidence and investment at this election, says BCC
    14th November 2019

    Avoiding a no-deal Brexit and delivering an urgent confidence boost through action on infrastructure, immigration, skills and business costs must be at the forefront of the next government’s agenda, says the British Chambers of Commerce.   2020 and beyond: business

  • BCC comments on today’s GDP statistics
    11th November 2019

    Commenting on the GDP statistics for Q3 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:    “While there was welcome confirmation that the UK avoided recession in the third quarter,