Commenting on the labour market figures for May 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -With unemployment declining and employment levels continuing to rise, the latest data confirms that the labour market remains a bright spot for the UK economy.
hlw Keeble Hawson has voted to adopt DEBRA, the national charity supporting those directly affected by, and working with, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering, as its charity of choice for 2018.
Project aimed at breaking down barriers faced by high achieving students holding alternative qualifications to A-level, who go on to study in competitive courses at university, found misconceptions still exist toward their abilities and qualifications Findings show a growth in the number of students entering university with equivalent qualifications such as BTECs, with T-levels and apprenticeships set to boost this further Students entering university courses with equivalent qualifications tend to suffer poorer degree outcomes compared with A-level only students Report can help inform government review into tertiary education and provide recommendations for supporting the transition to degree level study Students who enter university with equivalent qualifications such as BTECs benefit from better support to tackle barriers in their transition into higher education, a report led by the University of Sheffield has found.
Reacting to comments made by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP and other political interviewees on the Andrew Marr programme regarding future customs arrangements, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: -Whatever the final customs deal, the UK government must ensure that trading businesses face only one set of changes, not two, as they move goods across borders whether by land, sea or air.
Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on 'Super Thursday', Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The decision to keep interest rates on hold, while unsurprising, was the right decision given the loss of momentum suffered by the UK economy in the first quarter and the downgrade to their 2018 GDP growth forecast.