A recent assessment of Documentation demand from the BCC indicates that demand for certificates of origin and preferential trade certificates has dropped by between 25-30% since the start of lockdown on 23rd March.
Sheffield International Trade Centre are conducting online Brexit compliance audits for businesses to help them prepare for the end of the UK/EU transition period.
Commenting on the extension of the CLBILS scheme, including extending the lending limit to £200m, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work.
Commenting on the launch of a temporary government backed guarantee to support the provision of trade credit insurance for businesses, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:
Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:
Whilst the chaos of this global pandemic understandably dominates world headlines, behind the scenes the UK continues to prepare for the end of the agreed transition period on 31st December 2020.