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  • BCC: New planning strategy must deliver real change
    5th March 2018

    Commenting on the new version of the National Planning Policy Framework, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Planning revolutions have often been promised, but usually turn out to be a false dawn,

  • BCC comments on Theresa May Brexit speech: positive ambition – now for the detail
    2nd March 2018

    Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech at the Mansion House today (Friday) outlining the government’s Brexit objectives, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses will appreciate the Prime Minister’s ambition and her determination

  • UK Power Networks information on weather and the electricity network
    2nd March 2018

    You may be aware that the current cold spell of icy winds and snow may bring ‘freezing rain’. Freezing rain is a very rare weather phenomenon and occurs when very cold rain freezes immediately on landing. Our electricity network is

  • Free office chairs to a good home!
    1st March 2018

    Surrey Chambers of Commerce is getting an office makeover! Over the next few weeks, our office is getting a great little makeover, and as part of this our members Red Box are supplying with us with a range of brand new

  • Leader announces Guildford Railway Station planning appeal next step
    1st March 2018

    Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, says: “Last month’s unfortunate appeal decision by the Planning Inspector to allow the Solum scheme was extremely disappointing for us and our whole community. The Council’s Planning Committee had unanimously refused permission

  • BCC: Immigration announcement big step in right direction
    28th February 2018

    Commenting on the Home Office’s statement on UK immigration policy during the planned transition period following the UK’s exit from the European Union, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The BCC has long campaigned

  • Giving is good for business
    28th February 2018

    A business is not an island. It is successful when it supports as well as serves its community. Instinctively I am sure you knew this, but now thanks to our research we have the evidence. Today, we launch the findings

  • BCC comments on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech
    26th February 2018

    Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on the Labour Party’s position on Brexit and future UK-EU customs arrangements, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s position on the customs union, like the Government’s,

  • BCC: migration figures no cause for celebration
    22nd February 2018

    Commenting on the migration statistics for the year to September 2017, published today by the ONS, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “These figures are no cause for celebration. At a time when businesses

  • Getting the most out of your business
    22nd February 2018

    Getting the most out of your business At some point, and it may be many years in the future, your ownership of your business will come to an end. Whether it’s a planned or unplanned exit, your role as owner-manager

  • 2018 Workplace Wellbeing Initiative: New Year, New Habits
    22nd February 2018

    2018 is the year workplaces take the wellbeing of their staff seriously. No longer just a nice-to-have, workplace wellbeing initiatives have become a boardroom priority. This year, Fetcham Park’s in-house wellbeing experts, Peter Haling and Holly Myers from The Health

  • The Lightbox Literary Festival
    22nd February 2018

    After a hugely successful launch in 2017, The Lightbox Literary Festival is back with an extended line-up of events. With thought provoking talks, pop-up book shop and a creative writing course, literary lovers are in for a treat. Opening the