BCC Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q3: Manufacturing exporters report stark drop in sales and orders

The Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q3 2019, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL today, reveals that indicators for exporting manufacturers in Q3 2019 have undergone large declines, with several key indicators for orders and cashflow now in negative territory. The percentage balance of exporting manufacturers reporting an increase in export orders fell […]

Parties must reignite business confidence and investment at this election, says BCC

Avoiding a no-deal Brexit and delivering an urgent confidence boost through action on infrastructure, immigration, skills and business costs must be at the forefront of the next government’s agenda, says the British Chambers of Commerce. 2020 and beyond: business priorities for the next UK government – compiled with input from the 53 accredited Chambers of Commerce […]

The Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 is Now Open

The fieldwork for the Sheffield Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q4 2019 begins today and will run until 25th November. Your say is essential to help Sheffield Chamber of Commerce provide a regional representation of business confidence, and to aid chambers across the UK shape crucial policy discussions locally, regionally and nationally. Forming part of […]

Guides to help businesses

We’ve compiled three Guides to help businesses understand the changes to Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Custom Declarations in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. The British Chambers of Commerce do not want to see a messy exit from the EU, but believe businesses should prepare for all scenarios. The Guides help you learn what […]

Adam Marshall speaks at the 2019 International Trade Summit

OPEN Good morning. Welcome to London. And welcome to the British Chambers of Commerce 3rd annual International Trade Summit. As Director General of the BCC, I am delighted to see hundreds of you here this morning. You hail from Birmingham to Berlin. Manchester to Manila. And Thames Valley to Tel Aviv. You work on local scale, […]

BCC and Chambers write to PM on importance of delivering HS2

Dear Prime Minister, We write to you today as the British Chambers of Commerce, and as local Chambers, to reiterate the importance of delivering all phases of HS2. Businesses across the UK know that in addition to providing new, dedicated track for express inter-city services, HS2 will release capacity for new passenger and freight services […]