Policy & Lobbying

British Chambers of Commerce comments on the triggering of Article 50 and the start of Brexit negotiations

Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Now that Brexit negotiations are […]

BCC: Inflation a key risk to UK growth prospects

Commenting on the inflation and public sector finance statistics for February 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers […]

BCC: pause for thought on NICs is welcome

Commenting on the statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond pausing the rise in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), […]

BCC comments on labour market statistics

Commenting on the labour market statistics for March 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), […]

BCC Economic Forecast: UK growth upgraded for 2017 but to remain flat in the medium-term

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%. However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for […]

British Chambers of Commerce: Full reaction to Spring Budget 2017

Giving his full reaction to the Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Businesses had been advised to expect minimal change, rather than […]

Chambers: Industrial Strategy must have clear mission and unlock potential of places

Commenting on the BEIS Committee’s report on Industrial Strategy published today (Friday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“A clear, ambitious mission – and […]

Chambers of Commerce: Put practicality, certainty at the heart of Brexit negotiations

As the Chamber Network gathers in Westminster for the BCC Annual Conference, the British Chambers of Commerce has today (Tuesday) published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead […]

BCC: Start construction on HS2 without delay

Commenting on the granting of Royal Assent to the legislation for the first phase of HS2, Jane Gratton, Infrastructure Fellow at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Business communities […]

BCC comments on public sector finances

Commenting on the public sector finances for January 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), […]