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  • BCC comments on labour market and productivity statistics
    15th November 2017

    Commenting on the latest labour market statistics, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The historically low unemployment rate confirms that the UK’s jobs market remains

  • BCC comments on inflation statistics
    14th November 2017

    Commenting on the inflation statistics for October 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “Inflation was surprisingly unchanged in October, as falling fuel and furniture prices helped to

  • BCC: UK’s weak trade position shows no signs of improving
    10th November 2017

    Commenting on the trade statistics for September, released today by the ONS, Mike Spicer, Director of Research Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The deterioration in the UK’s net trade position in September was disappointing, and reinforces

  • ASLEF Ballot Result
    10th November 2017

    On Wednesday 8th November, ASLEF drivers on Southern and Gatwick Express voted to end their 18 month dispute with GTR on Driver Controlled Operation. The turnout from the ballot was 87 per cent, with 79 per cent voting in favour. This is

  • Heathrow expansion takes next step towards building construction legacy across the UK
    10th November 2017

    • Heathrow has unveiled the longlist of sixty-five Logistic Hub locations – off-site centres for construction and manufacturing which will help the airport deliver its expansion plan • Located across the country, the Logistics Hubs will participate in offsite construction of the

  • BREAKING NEWS: £14.35m ERDF for the Coast to Capital LEP area will be launched by DCLG on Friday December 8th 2017
    8th November 2017

    The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supports research and innovation, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy. Coast to Capital has an ERDF budget of £27m. ERDF is facilitated in the Coast to

  • 2018 at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, more than just a gallery
    8th November 2017

    Whether you are passionate about art and history, seeking fun activities for all the family or looking for a great night out with comedy, film and food, then look no further than The Lightbox – where there really is something

  • Guildford businesses vote YES to second term of the BID
    7th November 2017

    Guildford businesses have voted in favour of a second, five-year term of the Business Improvement District (BID), Experience Guildford. The outcome of the Guildford BID ballot was revealed at 4pm on Friday 3 November by Guildford Borough Council, the Ballot

  • Heathrow receives Living Wage accreditation moving 3,200 workers onto the Living Wage
    6th November 2017

    Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer as part of its vision for the airport to be a great place to live and work. Accreditation from The Living Wage Foundation will see 3,200 airport workers receive the living wage in

  • BCC comments on MPC decision
    2nd November 2017

    Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Mike Spicer, Director of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Our preferred outcome was for a further period of monetary stability, with interest

  • BCC talks… what we want from the Budget
    31st October 2017

    The latest BCC podcast, discussing what businesses want from the Autumn Budget, is now live, and can be heard here. Allan Williams is joined by Suren Thiru, Mike Spicer, and Jane Gratton, to talk about what businesses want to see

  • Budget 2017: Focus Firepower On Growth Not Giveaways
    31st October 2017

    We stand at critical moment for the UK economy, as we begin to prepare for when the country formally leaves the European Union. That makes this autumn’s Budget more vital than most – as this is the moment when Government