New German packaging law introduces Central Register along with other important changes

On 1 January 2019 the new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into effect, which will bring a number of significant changes for companies introducing or circulating packaging in Germany. The main differences are mandatory registration with the newly created Central Register and mandatory participation in a German nationwide dual take-back scheme, the abolition of […]

Britain in South East Asia (BiSEA) in Partnership with the UK Asean Business Council – UK Roadshow

London, Newmarket, Manchester, Sheffield, York & Leeds South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future. With a wealth of natural resources, low-cost skilled labour, and a regional Free Trade Agreement, the great diversity of markets and opportunities are attractive across a […]

BCC initial reaction to the Government’s post-Brexit immigration plans

Commenting on the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses have been waiting with great impatience for more detail on the UK’s future immigration policy, and many will have decidedly mixed views about the Prime Minister’s plans. “First impressions matter to business, and our […]

Cyber-attack prevention on the agenda for Sheffield City Region breakfast

How local firms are being impacted by cybercrime will be the focus of the forthcoming Sheffield City Region breakfast. Business people and cyber security experts will discuss their experiences, how they are taking preventative measures and what the government is doing to support and protect their business from future attacks. Cyber security was just one […]

Sheffield Business Awards: Shortlist Announced for 2018

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has today published the Sheffield Business Awards shortlist. The judges have put in the hours and come up with a select list of firms in with a chance of glory in November. The ceremony, sponsored by Elevation Recruitment Group, will take place on Thursday, 29th November, in the International Hall at […]

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Uncertainty bites as survey shows UK economy is stuck in a rut

Attempted recruitment in services firms at lowest for 25 years The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment, and a lead indicator of UK GDP growth – shows little to be cheerful about as growth flatlines and business confidence weakens. Key findings: Percentage of services […]