BCC: Disappointing lack of progress on continuity trade agreements

Commenting on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The lack of progress revealed today is an incredibly disappointing, though not an unexpected admission. This is unfortunately yet another example where politicians have […]

What do you need to know about customs compliance…and why?

Nick Patrick, International Trade Manager at South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC), explains how the world of International Trade is changing and how important it is for businesses to understand customs compliance: “What is happening on the 29th March will have a massive impact on business, but there are other factors which are changing the way […]

BCC comments on labour and productivity figures

Commenting on the labour market figures for February 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The fall in unemployment and strong employment levels are further evidence that the UK jobs market remains resilient, with firms continuing to recruit despite an increasingly challenging economic […]

BCC/DHL: Volatility and price pressures weighing on UK exporters

The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters who are expecting to increase their prices has risen in the past three months, as international traders struggle with the value of the pound and pressure from the cost of raw materials and other overheads, according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, […]

Record Breaking January for Sheffield Chamber

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is delighted to report a record-breaking start to 2019! In January Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has seen 4 new members join their Patronage level of membership. This increases their overall Patron members to 13, the highest level on record since the Chambers Patronage offer commenced. Sheffield Chamber also report January 2019 […]

BCC: Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no deal’

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published a list of twenty critical questions that remain unanswered for business in the unwelcome event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on March 29. With less than 50 days to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, the publication highlights the […]