UK small businesses are increasingly confident in their ability to grow and power the economic recovery, although many still have fears about the ongoing impact of Covid restrictions.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Thursday) released its latest economic forecast which predicts UK GDP growth for 2021 of 6.8%, which if realised would be the strongest outturn since official records began in 1949.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today released new figures showing that over two thirds (66%) of businesses surveyed were offering remote working to employees.
Responding to the details of the Government’s legislative plan set out in today’s Queen’s Speech, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:
A major new report is calling for a root and branch reform of the UK’s training system to help businesses access the skills they need to boost productivity.
On 27th April 2021 businesses from across the region gathered to hear the latest results following the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Quarterly Economic Review for Q1.
Commissioned by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the report has been produced using original survey data from the Chambers of Commerce in South Yorkshire, combined with content from a series of focus groups within key sectors.
Watch back our webinar recording of One Year On: Shaping the national recovery effort event, in partnership with Devon & Plymouth Chamber.