Monthly Archives: October 2016

Exemplary Inspection

October 25th was inspection day at the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and we are delighted to report that we passed with flying colours. We have an outstanding record […]

BCC: GDP growth stronger than expected

Commenting on the first estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2016, published today by the ONS, Mike Spicer, Director of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce […]

BCC on airport decision: ‘It’s about time’

Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Put simply, […]

BCC: Repairing the public finances remains a challenging task

Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, increased by £1.3 billion in September 2016 compared with September 2015
Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, fell by £2.3 […]

BCC comments on labour market figures

In the three months to August 2016, employment rose by 106,000 and unemployment increased by 10,000
The unemployment rate was 4.9%, down from 5.4% a year ago
The claimant count in […]

Autumn Statement: change tone, boost business investment, and improve infrastructure, says BCC

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday November 23, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to use its ‘reset’ of fiscal policy to pursue […]

BCC appoints Adam Marshall as Director General

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Marshall as its new Director General with immediate effect. Adam initially took on the role […]

BCC: National Infrastructure Commission status raises questions about its power

Commenting on today’s announcement about the National Infrastructure Commission’s status, Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Business will welcome the additional clarity […]

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Mixed picture emerges post-referendum

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on more than 7,000 responses from firms in Q3 […]

BCC: Shale gas decision important and positive signal

Commenting on the decision by Sajid Javid, Communities Secretary, to progress shale gas exploration in an important Lancashire test case, Adam Marshall, BCC Acting Director General, said:

“This decision is […]