Monthly Archives: August 2016

Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury

Each organisation in central government must have an Accounting Officer, which is usually the senior official in the organisation.

Accounting Officers must be able to assure Parliament and the public […]

Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons subject to restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in […]

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Peter Lewis of Rosenberger Micro-Coax Ltd who correctly identified that the prominent building featured in the most recent edition of the Business Life Magazine Summer edition was […]

IP protection abroad: Free Country guides

If you plan to do business or are already trading abroad, it is essential to know how to use, guard and enforce the rights you have over the intellectual […]

Help us get it right

Every quarter the Chambers of Commerce across the UK asks local companies to complete a survey which acts as a barometer on how the economy is performing.
It is important […]

BCC: Surge in trade documentation before EU referendum

There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 – before the EU referendum – the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook […]

BCC: Further inflation rises expected

The Consumer Prices Index rose by 0.6% in the year to July 2016, up from 0.5% in June
Rising prices for motor fuels, alcoholic beverages and accommodation services, and a […]

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund boosting the local economy

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund has now offered £5.450 million of grants to Lancashire businesses, which in turn has leveraged over £29 million in private sector investment, International Business […]

BCC comments on Apprenticeship Levy funding guidance

Commenting on the funding guidance for the Apprenticeship Levy, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the BCC, said:

“Businesses will welcome the news that the government will fully-fund 16-18-year-old apprentices, […]

BCC: June figures point to long term weakness in our trade position

UK trade deficit in goods and services was £5.1 billion in June 2016, a widening of £0.9 billion from May 2016.
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £24.5 […]