British Chambers of Commerce

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Brexit is not working, say small businesses

Nearly 80% of firms that trade with the EU say that the current Brexit deal is not helping them increase sales or grow their business


Two thirds of firms will increase prices within weeks

More than four in five businesses cite inflation as a growing worry in latest quarterly British Chambers of Commerce survey of business sentiment


Downing Street pushes for VAT to be cut from 20%

No 10 has proposed a temporary cut in VAT from 20% but Treasury pushes back, worried about real and long-term cost of overstimulating the economy


The BCC is calling on the government to help businesses rebuild

The British Chambers of Commerce has published a set of recommendations to help businesses build back stronger post-pandemic.


Boris must ‘act now’ to save businesses from going under

British Chambers of Commerce writes to Prime Minister urging him to raise the threshold for employer National Insurance contributions

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Only one in nine coronavirus emergency business loans are approved

Just 13% of firms who have applied for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan have been successful, according to latest British Chambers of Commerce survey


CBI urges incoming Prime Minister to forge new partnership with business

CBI president John Allan tells business leaders that new Tory PM needs to repair the UK's battered reputation and bring back 'feel-good factor'


Confidence boost for exporters ahead of Article 50 trigger

Confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in Q4 2016, ahead of further moves towards Brexit.


BCC in favour of tribunal fees

Tribunal fees could give companies the confidence to hire, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.


BCC: Let’s avoid increased business rates

The government’s plan to allow councils to retain business rates shouldn’t be used as an opportunity to increase rates, says the BCC.


Multilingual trade could be key for UK exporters

Four out of five European consumers are less likely to buy goods online unless they are sold in their own language.


BCC economic survey suggests ‘choppy’ return to growth

An economic survey of UK business reveals that while the economy has returned to growth, companies’ business confidence is suffering.

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