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  • Council secures conviction for unregistered tattooist
    25th January 2018

    Spelthorne Borough Council has secured a conviction of a person who had been operating an unhygienic tattoo and body piercing studio from the garage of his home in Stanwell. Mr Arwinderjeet Garcha (known as Arviy) of Jordans Close, Stanwell was

  • BCC: Labour market remains strong but skills shortages start to bite
    24th January 2018

    Commenting on the labour market figures for January 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The rise in employment and continued decline in unemployment is further evidence that

  • 31 January: cash crunch day for law firms
    23rd January 2018

    “The New Year could bring law firms significant cash constraints,” says Claire Perrett, partner and specialist in professional practices at Smith & Williamson in Guildford, the accountancy, investment management and tax group. “Late January has always been a tough time

  • An accountant who gives back – breaking the stereotype of accountancy
    23rd January 2018

    Leading Camberley accountancy firm, Grant-Jones Accountancy Ltd, have today launched a free “Get and Give A Million” initiative to help the region’s businesses get an extra £1 million and to help the UN achieve its Global Goals by creating a

  • BCC Podcast – The gender pay gap
    19th January 2018

    The British Chamber of Commerce has just released their latest podcast. This latest one is an interview with the head of business engagement at the Government Equalities Office to talk about gender pay gap reporting – what it means for

  • Lee Miller: Picasso Portraits and Four Days with Picasso
    18th January 2018

    From April 2018, two photography exhibitions at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking will display a rarely-seen, carefree side to the iconic artist, Pablo Picasso. In the Upper Gallery, Lee Miller: Picasso Portraits will depict Picasso enjoying the company

  • Heathrow Expansion Gathers Momentum as Consultation Takes Off
    17th January 2018

    10-week consultation offers the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new

  • BCC comments on inflation statistics
    16th January 2018

    Commenting on the inflation statistics for December, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation has eased for the first time since June 2017, with air fares placing the

  • BCC: Immigration policy must support business
    15th January 2018

    Commenting on the Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration policy, published today, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The BCC has long campaigned for an immigration policy that supports business

  • Record breaking year at Heathrow as 78m passengers travel through in 2017
    15th January 2018

    Full Year 2017 A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017, up 3.1% on last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft Heathrow became one of the fastest growing major European hubs for

  • Ensure a smooth telecoms transition when relocating your business
    11th January 2018

    “Nothing in London is certain but expense”, said William Shenstone, the 18th-century poet. Today, that feeling remains mutual. Many businesses are relocating outside of London whilst overheads and operating costs in the capital continue to spiral upwards. At least seven

  • Experience Guildford rolls out ATCM ‘Have a Heart – Give Smart’ campaign
    10th January 2018

    Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District, is rolling out a new initiative introduced by the Association of Town Centre Managers (ATCM) in a bid to positively change consumer behaviour towards street beggars. The ‘Have a Heart – Give Smart’