Commenting on the labour market figures for December 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -While the latest data confirms that the UK jobs market remains in good shape, the second successive rise in unemployment, coupled with a decline in the number of people who are not seeking work, is further evidence of the increasing tightness in the UK labour market.
Commenting on the GDP and trade statistics for October 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The latest GDP data is further evidence that the drag effect of persistent Brexit uncertainty and the significant cost pressures faced by consumers and businesses is taking its toll on the UK economy.
Responding to the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament's 'meaningful vote' on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: -Firms are looking on with utter dismay at the ongoing saga in Westminster, and express concern that politicians are seemingly acting in their own interest, with little regard for the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on the success of UK business and trade.
With just less than 2 working weeks to Christmas there is still time to prepare and submit a claim for R&D tax relief.
Now that I've had a few days for it to sink in I wanted to put a few words down about our fantastic Sheffield Business Awards win last Thursday.
The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today (Sunday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and export documentation data.
New research from Sheffield Hallam University has found that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help improve cardiovascular health.