BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “CPI inflation was unchanged in March with rising prices for fuel and clothing, offset by downward pressure from across a range of goods including food and […]

Brexit delay – what does this mean for your current staff and future hires?

SITC sponsor, Fragomen, have recently written an interesting article that focuses on the Brexit delay and it’s impact on Immigration.   Government representatives from the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) agreed to further postpone the UK’s exit from the EU until 31 October, 2019. This could change if both the UK and […]

BCC comments on Article 50 extension

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the latest extension to Article 50, agreed at the European Council meeting: “With less than 48 hours to go, the prospect of a messy and disorderly exit on Friday has again been averted. Businesses will be relieved, but their frustration with this seemingly endless political process is palpable. […]

Sheffield Chamber Launches New and Expanded International Trade Service

Today Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of its new international trade service offer. Formerly known as South Yorkshire International Trade Centre the new body, which will be the Sheffield International Trade Centre (SITC), will be a one stop shop for everything a business needs to trade internationally. It has added a suite […]

Growing Britain’s trade with the European Continent

Andrew Mitchell CMG, HM’s Trade Commissioner for Europe As Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, my responsibility is to grow Britain’s trade with the 43 countries on the continent of Europe. Britain exports some £300BN of goods and services to the continent annually and Europe is the source of 49.6% of inward investment to the […]

BCC: Business communities still have little sense of Brexit destination

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement she will seek to extend the Brexit deadline, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The clock is still ticking, and avoiding a messy and disorderly exit from the EU is still the top priority for our business communities. The government must take firm […]