BCC: UK’s trade position weakened by rise in imports

Commenting on the trade statistics for December 2017, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The sharp deterioration in the UK’s net trade position in December was disappointing and means that trade is likely to have been a drag on UK growth in the […]


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Algerian Certificates of Free Marketing – Temporary Procedure

The British Chambers of Commerce is introducing a temporary procedure to allow the Sheffield Chamber to stamp Certificates of Free Marketing that are being requested by the Algerian authorities. The procedure is as follows: The exporter is asked to complete the Certificate of Free Marketing on their headed paper as per a prescribed template (supplied by the Chamber). No alternative […]

BCC and Labour leaders meet to discuss key business issues

29/1/18 Today British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall and the heads of four other business groups meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP, and senior members of the Shadow Cabinet to discuss the key issues facing businesses across the UK.   At the meeting, set to take place this afternoon (Monday), […]

6 ways to shrink your business travel spend on rail tickets

The Campaign for Better Transport has estimated that rail fares have gone up by 23.5% between 1995 and 2016 – and 2018 isn’t expected to show any respite after the rail industry announced that they will go up by an average 3.5% from 2 January in line with today’s RPI announcement by the Chancellor. If […]

Budget 2017: Sheffield Chamber Reaction

Commenting on today’s (November 22) Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “At first glance this seems a well-balanced budget and quite forward looking. Of course, the devil is often in the detail which will be published after the Budget speech and needs further interrogation. […]