Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of firms surveyed are in a position to partially restart operations as lockdown restrictions are eased:
Commenting on the publication of the UK Global Tariff that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021, BCC director general Adam Marshall said:
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: