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  • Budget 2017: First Thoughts
    22nd November 2017

    Economy GDP growth forecast 2017-18 1.5% 2018 -19 1.4% 2019-20 1.3% 2020-21 1.5% 2021-22 1.6%   Inflation Annual rate of CPI inflation forecast to fall from peak of 3% to 2% in the year. Public sector net borrowing as %

  • Budget 2017: Full BCC reaction
    22nd November 2017

    Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Chamber business communities wanted the Chancellor to focus on the basics – rates, roads, and ringtones – and will be

  • Budget 2017: Welcome action on business basics – but more to do on bigger picture
    22nd November 2017

    Giving his initial reaction to the Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Chamber business communities wanted the Chancellor to focus on the basics – rates, roads, and ringtones – and will

  • Lululemon to open at Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford with free in store yoga
    21st November 2017

    • Queensberry adds lululemon to the exciting line-up • OKA, Loaf and The Ivy are due to start fitting out in the coming weeks Tunsgate Quarter, the exciting new 80,000 sq ft retail and restaurant development in the heart of Guildford town

  • BCC: Government must provide clarity on future of UK’s VAT regime
    21st November 2017

    Commenting on the publication of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses will expect this Bill to provide continuity and alignment with the Union Customs Code, and

  • TPR begins pre-Christmas spot checks on South of England employers
    21st November 2017

    The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is carrying out spot checks in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent to ensure employers are complying with their pension duties. Inspection teams will visit more than 200 businesses from Southampton in the west to Ashford in

  • Innovative accountants TWP promote exciting app
    21st November 2017

    One of Weybridge’s leading accountancy firms, TWP, is promoting a new mobile app to help businesses access the information they need whilst on the move. Following feedback from clients and ongoing advancements in technology, the firm developed an app for

  • The Big Breakfast helps record numbers to network and do new business
    21st November 2017

    The Big Breakfast enabled a record number of entrepreneurs in Surrey, Sussex and Kent to network and win new business in 2017. Attendance at the free monthly speed networking event, supported by London Gatwick Airport and Coast to Capital LEP

  • It’s Christmas! Guildford’s Christmas lights switched on for the best one yet
    21st November 2017

      Thousands of well-wishers took to the streets of Guildford on Thursday 16 November to enjoy the Christmas lights switch-on event. Marking the countdown to Christmas, the annual lights switch-on has become a key calendar date for the town, drawing

  • BCC: Tackle broken business rates system, Chancellor
    20th November 2017

    Ahead of the Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce is urging the Chancellor to provide respite for businesses in every corner of the country by freezing business rates for the next two years. The UK’s leading business

  • GSC Bard Walk Film Premiere & Prize Draw
    17th November 2017

    5 December 2017, 7.30pm: Charity screening of Guildford Shakespeare Company’s Bard Walk film, charting Shakespeare’s 146-mile journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Last year, during the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, between 13- 21 August, Guildford Shakespeare

  • BCC Podcast: Industrial Strategy
    16th November 2017

    The latest BCC podcast, discussing what the latest is with the Industrial Strategy, is now live: audioboom.com/posts/6477376-bcc-talks-industrial-strategy