Commenting on Business Secretary Sajid Javid’s announcement of new plans to cut red tape at today’s (Thursday’s) BCC Annual Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“While there has been real progress in stemming more
In the current financial year to date (April 2015-January 2016) public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was £10.6 billion lower than in the same period in the previous financial year.
Public sector net debt, excluding public sector banks, at the end of January 2016 more
As the government predicts councils will collect a record £23.5 billion in business rates next year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for bold action in the Budget to fix the fundamentals of a broken and outdated system
At the Autumn Statement in 2015 the government more
Commenting on the Competition and Markets Authority summary of its provisional decision on the energy market, Ashley Shackleton, Head of Public Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“Businesses tell us that rising energy costs are a growing concern, so the measures laid out more
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Friday 4th March) downgraded its UK GDP growth forecast, from 2.5% to 2.2% in 2016, and from 2.5% to 2.3% in 2017; for 2018, included for the first time in the forecast, GDP growth of 2.4% is predicted.
The downgrade is due to weaker than expected more
BCC launches report on ways to boost the number of women entering well-paid, science & technology and engineering careers on International Women’s Day
Findings based on BCC and Government Equalities Office scheme that worked with more than 1,400 female pupils, 38 businesses and 37 schools more
Consumer Price Index rose by 0.3% in the year to January 2016, up from 0.2% rise in the year to December 2015
The main contributors to the small rise were motor fuels, food, and alcoholic beverages. This was partly offset by falls in air fare prices
Goods annual inflation in January 2016 more
On the day the Public Accounts Committee takes evidence on corporate tax deals, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) urges the government to embark on a wholesale simplification of business tax to eliminate the loopholes that give rise to tax avoidance schemes.
Most businesses see large-scale more
Anglian Water has completed a £20 million investment in Norfolk’s water supply. Two new treatment works near Norwich will cater for the area’s growing population, while offering increased protection against future droughts.
Our ageing works at Mattishall have been replaced with more